In Reply to: Seeking CB radio suggestions (more) posted by CRW on January 11, 2000 at 12:59:41:
: I'm disappointed with the short range with the FRS radios commonly used on Z3 drives. Consequently, I'm considering alternatives.
: My favorite idea at this point is the CB radio. Not only will the range be superior to a FRS, it will also potentially come in useful in keeping track of speed traps.
: I would like to find one that could be installed out of site, like behind the seat, while allowing me to use an earphone and small microphone. Also essential is the ability to install the radio using a splitter to enable use of the standard Z3 radio antenna.
: Does anyone have suggestions, opinions, or experience along these lines?
I tried, but failed. We tried to get a hold of a splitter but although it is supposed to exist, it aint easy to find, and threading it though to the existing antenna is supposed to be very very tricky.
There is supposed to be a unit that could hide away behing the glove box, leaving just the mike.
In the end, I got a handheld CB radio, with an AC adapter, an extension antenna and battery pack with NOAA weather channels (thanks RobL). The folks at Bill's 2 way were very helpful.
If you do find a way, please let me know!