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Looking for a Compact (not handheld or "remote Mount") CB That will scan the 40 channels.


I had found one for around $50 but now I cant remember which one it was.
 

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The only somewhat compact one I know that scans and is decent quality, is an old RS rig, TRC495 or 492 or something like that. Stay away from the Cobra one that scans, I think it's the 19DXIII or something like that, I had one for a week, the audio was horrible, went on eBay.
 

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the only time ive heard a ch diff than 19 used by local people is when 19 is over crowded due to traffic or something, and they go to either 17 or 21, but the midland seems like a decent compact
 

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No gonna be driving cross country, but I'd rather scan the 40 than listen to 19.

Anyway. I've been leaning towards that model anyway. Gonna be throwing another NMO in my car in the next few days.
Have a handheld scanner? Might want to set things up so you can scan with one, then when you find a conversation of interest, have the passenger switch the antenna from the scanner to the CB, and participate.

Of course then you're using up a scanner that might have otherwise been listening to other things.:lol:
 

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Have a handheld scanner? Might want to set things up so you can scan with one, then when you find a conversation of interest, have the passenger switch the antenna from the scanner to the CB, and participate.

Of course then you're using up a scanner that might have otherwise been listening to other things.:lol:


No passenger. Just me.

No scanner, Just ham gear ... and that would require ANOTHER low band whip.
 
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