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New cb user in Ontario, Canada

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SCPD

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Hey everyone just ordered a new Uniden CB from the source up here.

Just trying to figure out what a new user might need (antennas, licence, etc...)

Any input would be great!!
 

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The antenna is the essential component of any station. A good base antenna will make all the difference in the world! Depending on your budget, you may want to go for a basic A99, or something more expensive like an IMAX 2000, or one of the fine Mako or a Sirio verticals.
 

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No licence is required. Industry Canada did away with the General Radio Service licence (which CB was officially called up here) in the late 1980's.

As far as what to listen to in Mississauga, a lot of it will be channel 19 around the 401.
 

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I see you are in Mississauga , I dont know about am , but on sideband a lot of people hang out on lower 38 , which is basically the skip channel anyway lol . For an antenna I run a Maco alpha 58 5/8 ground plane , it's a pretty good omni..
 

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On thanks for the info guys looks like I found a little Wilson at Radio world might go pick that up once I can get the radio installed in my vehicle...

And one more question, where can hook my cb up for a power supply been doing some google searching and so far I've found stuff about hooking up the DC cables to the engine? Sounds quite complicated. Is there maybe a DC adapter for the cigarette litre that I could hock up instead...
 

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Using the cigarette lighter/auxiliary power outlet will certainly work (CB radios only draw a couple of amps on transmit) but don't be surprised if received signals are noisy. The best (and quietest) power source is a direct run to the car battery.
 

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Yeah not a big fan of radio world (were very rude when I bought my PSR 800) maybe Durham radio can install it for me apparently it says on there website there the “cb experts"
 

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Yeah not a big fan of radio world (were very rude when I bought my PSR 800) maybe Durham radio can install it for me apparently it says on there website there the “cb experts"
Really isn't that hard to install. Red goes on red. Black goes on black. And plug in the cig lighter adaptor. Or direct to the battery as suggested. And away ya go.

Just have to find an out of the way place to mount the radio.
 
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