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Question About CB Antennas/Mics

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I am looking to get a K30 Antenna, For my Base but my question is. What is the difference between, A K30 and K40? They are both 300 watts. I am also looking for an indoor Antenna over the K series, Well if any one knows where to get one at a decent price. Now on to the mics will the Astatic 636L-C 4-Pin work well with Uniden PC78LTX?
 
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My K30 has a stinger that is about 35 inches long. I believe the K40's is about 60 inches. So, the K40 is much better if you got the room. I don't, since my antenna is on my car, which is parked in a low garage.
 
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I am looking to get a K30 Antenna, For my Base but my question is. What is the difference between, A K30 and K40? They are both 300 watts. I am also looking for an indoor Antenna over the K series, Well if any one knows where to get one at a decent price. Now on to the mics will the Astatic 636L-C 4-Pin work well with Uniden PC78LTX?
You would be better off with a "base" antenna for the base. Something like an A-99, or you could build your own ground plane!
 

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The 300 watt rating is just advertising fluff. Getting 300 watts to it off a 12 volt car system is more dream land than reality. Even in a base situation, 300 watts is unrealistic. Hams on 10 meters (CB is 11 meters) talk to Europe on 5 watts or less when conditions are right. An efficient antenna is more important than a wattage rating.
 
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Well for now I got the Firestik IBA5 Indoor Cb Base Antenna and the Cobra 18WXSTII Mobile CB Radio with Dual Watch (Black) I know what your all gonna say lol but I was limited to money for real limited yup.
 
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Well for now I got the Firestik IBA5 Indoor Cb Base Antenna and the Cobra 18WXSTII Mobile CB Radio with Dual Watch (Black) I know what your all gonna say lol but I was limited to money for real limited yup.
Indoor CB base antennas usually don't work all that well. Don't worry, for just a few bucks you can build your own 11 meter CB ground plane! Lots of plans for them are available online.
 
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The 300 watt rating is just advertising fluff. Getting 300 watts to it off a 12 volt car system is more dream land than reality. Even in a base situation, 300 watts is unrealistic. Hams on 10 meters (CB is 11 meters) talk to Europe on 5 watts or less when conditions are right. An efficient antenna is more important than a wattage rating.
It's really not…I know guys who run 500W mobile on stock electrical systems (not talking CB here).

An efficient antenna and a good receiver are better than power…
 
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