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?
...after Rachel went through all the problems trying to find a decent indash CB, Rose gave me this for Christmas.
We've only tried it a couple of times on trips but it seems to work quite well. it is bigger and heavier than our Talkabout Plus but it does have a much better speaker, it can be much louder.
The biggest problem is that I have little to say to the truckers except to ask for Smokey reports. And most of what they say seems to be weird jokes and unintelligible ramblings - and they can't all be from the deep South like they sound can they?
FYI the main problem with the FRS is that the high frequecny they work on restricts them to basically line of sight operation. The CBs don't have that problem, under decent conditions you can hit 5 miles range fairly well.
I'm probably going to bring both to HC'00, I need all the "Anti Virginia" help I can get!