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Hello, I'm new to CB Radio, as well as this forum. I am looking for a CB Radio for a home setup. I'm looking for one with a high output, so I can achieve a good distance signal. I would like it to be below $200 if possible, and I also am looking for a powerful antenna, that I could mount on something like a chimney. If anyone can suggest a good microphone, I would be very grateful. Thank you in advance, all help is appreciated.
 

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Hello, I'm new to CB Radio, as well as this forum. I am looking for a CB Radio for a home setup. I'm looking for one with a high output, so I can achieve a good distance signal. I would like it to be below $200 if possible, and I also am looking for a powerful antenna, that I could mount on something like a chimney. If anyone can suggest a good microphone, I would be very grateful. Thank you in advance, all help is appreciated.
. Go to any truck stop, they can help you pick one out. They typically come with a microphone. 73, n9zas
 
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Truck stops are a good start.

Adding onto that.

1. You need a power supply to run the 12 volt CB on home AC current. Ideally a regulated one.
2. Aftermarket microphones are also sold at the truck stops. I'm sure you can find all the popular ones, and everyone will have an opinion on them. Read some reviews, but find one you like.
3. You probably will NOT find a base antenna at a truck stop. Online CB shops are your best bet there. Find one in your budget, read reviews on it.
 
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