Why You Should NEVER Install A CB RADIO!

In this video I show my experience with installing and using a cb radio. The cb radio I used was the Cobra 19 Ultra III which seemed to be a good quality low cost radio.

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50 Comments

  1. Nicholas Luttmer on January 12, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    Truck stops sell them, always they have to because truckers use them and sometimes they need parts for it

  2. JungleFineDesign on January 12, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    Is that your car!? Sounds like a big hippo fart! Glad you don’t live near me. That’s stupid.

  3. vitaljoe on January 12, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    its only good if you have friends with cd radio other than that the only other place they are use are in truck stop and we use them just to bs and kill time with other drivers

  4. J the Existentialist on January 12, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    Found my grandpas midland 40 channel 75-805 cb walkie talkie. He used to be a cb radio repairmen and customizer. Anyways I took that midland and out 9 AA batteries in it and in Burien and Seattle I cant find anybody out there. I can pick up ten channels of the NOAHH weather channels. It gets FM. And 40 CB channels.

  5. S0ur Kraut on January 12, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    did anyone mention matching the SWR?

  6. Robalo on January 12, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    videos like this kill the best emergency communication

  7. RFA Radio FREE AMERICA on January 12, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    Dumbass post
    CB is fun , just get a real 1

  8. Gunner135 on January 12, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    You got the worse CB radio and the worse Antenna. I had the same problem. I bought a way bigger and better antenna and a way better radio. I was talking to everyone on my new setup

  9. Grant Schroeder on January 12, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    “Can I get a good old fashion radio check” yeah I probably wouldn’t respond either lol

  10. Wade Clark on January 12, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    are you not suppose to tune the antenna?

  11. Dirty Bauer on January 12, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    Throw that garbage away and buy a good radio setup. Its also better to directly wire your radio instead of the cigarette lighter method. Unless you want to hear how bad your plugs are and love the radio whine. A simple cobra 29 and a Wilson antenna with a magnet mount will get you 20 or 27 miles on a cloudy day.

  12. EagleScout R.I.P. ADH 2005 on January 12, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    Truck stops bro that’s where you get a cb radio

  13. K C on January 12, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    It’s one of the first things people chuck on the 4bies over here In Australia, clean and easy coms for when you’re out on the track with your mates, you’ll be stuck to find anyone that doesn’t have an antenna on their bull bar.
    If you’re worried about it invest in a satellite phone

  14. David Petrusewicz on January 12, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    I have a bunch of old CB radio. Have no used them since early 90s and trucks were very funny with there stories. Not many people used them now
    Your CB look like a toy

  15. Whitehorze on January 12, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    Has no clue how C.B. radios work… Buys cheapest crap and is disappointed….

  16. Lenny Brewster on January 12, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    Fewer and fewer Truckers are using CB’s these days. Hope it eventually makes a resurgence. But better platforms have come about like gmrs that people like better. Not to mention this setup was super cheap lol.

  17. Lyle Baumgaertner on January 12, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    I bet if he went to a truck stop he would have all the CB stuff he could imagine.

  18. Raymond Trendle on January 12, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    Yeah it is noticeable that you have done little research or had experience in Radio. Being a licensed radio operator I have made 100s of trips and my radio not only is received well, there is a lot of activity especially in mountainous areas well cellphones still done work because of the low power output. In the area I am in I hear people all the time. The band (CB) is far from dead.

  19. musixfreak90 on January 12, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    This is so insulting.

  20. Will B on January 12, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    $38… hmmmm wonder why it sucks

  21. gilgsn on January 12, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    The antenna is everything. The model you used is probably the worst possible antenna, much too short. A quarter-wave on 11m is around 2.4m long. Everything shorter is a compromise and performance degrades quickly…

  22. SalmonCreek'916 on January 12, 2021 at 6:12 pm

    candy cane…?

  23. Northern Redneck on January 12, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    Saudering the wires just use some electrical tape

  24. JAYDEN KAMPHAUS on January 12, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    My dad is a trucker but certain companies use certain dad‘s company might use a certain channel then a company might use I know a certain channel but 19 is the main channel most truckers use than if u have certain some type of trucker with those type of trailers they sometimes have there own channel

  25. Keep It Mowed on January 12, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    CB radios require more than cheap china junk to actually get reception and output.

  26. Vr6G60 on January 12, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    I’m sure their is truck stops in Spokane. Their are cb radios in there people like me would have to take a loan on to get it. Lol

  27. Allan Varner on January 12, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    I had a Cobra 19 Plus + in the late 80s early 90s with a 102” whip on my car< it would out talk just about all the cb radios my friends had in fact I talked skip all over the world.. A good antenna with low SWR is the secret if you want to talk far 4 watts a good ant. and good propagation there is no limit. A 102” whip was the best ant. I used even on my little Chevy car in the 80s it looked like a remote control car.. lol de..N3WYZ

  28. LucyDrop on January 12, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    Any decent truck stop will have many different brands and prices to chose from and Amazon sells them also

  29. virgilgray on January 12, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    Of course he bought the cheapest radio on the market probably give $20 for it he doesn’t like it well duh

  30. Matt Owen on January 12, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    I purchased my cobra 29 lx CB radio at truck stops they always sell cb radios at truck stops

  31. Mills’ Outdoors on January 12, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    It’s a fun hobby, Bit get you a little wil and a cobra 29 Ltd classic with a 1969 final, Peaked and tuned, And a verbal key

  32. Aidan Stevens on January 12, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    Ik im late but I go to the closet big truck stop, usually a flying J for my area, but they have all the cb radio stuff you’ll ever need

  33. Chet's Jug on January 12, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    That’s the problem, you are in Spokane. You are looking for the truth and liberals don’t want the truth LMAO JK.

  34. SnappyJon on January 12, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    "It doesn’t seem like a high quality mic"

    CB radio cost $38.

    O_O

  35. Stan F on January 12, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    🤣 even truck drivers have stopped using CB radios unless they’re calling a swift driver a moron or calling out for some commercial company at a truckstop 😂🤣 10-4 good buddy 👋

  36. Robert usa1 on January 12, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    I’m a regular on the cb and you get what you pay for, you spend a little and you get little

  37. David Petrusewicz on January 12, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    Most common channel was 16 to 18 trucker channel. Go through a high way toll bank. There a papa bear and a baby bear off side highway mile maker great times long gone

    Toll bank is toll booth
    Papa bear a state trooper
    Baby bear a town police officer

  38. Darvin Stjohn on January 12, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    Paid 400 for mine 100 on my antenna I know not everyone’s got the cash to buy a decent one but he’ll save up little by little I use mine for my rubicon while on trails my buddys all have one so we can communicate walkies and batteries just don’t cut it end up paying around the same for a good set also it’s funny asf when I get on the highway in houston lots of truckers still use them and they get excited and laugh that I’m in a jeep give best of wishes and prayer for their safety on the road don’t let the crappy one give you a bad taste for CB mine reaches 20 miles but 18 mile mark it becomes a little hard to hear what they’re saying gotta listen carefully but in case of emergency it’s great to have one

  39. Mario Tibbrine on January 12, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    They are basically for off road convoys or caravan comms in remote locations with no cellphone signal.
    That little antenna isn’t gonna get you reaching out and touching anyone.
    Hand held units are now used cause the handset’s can be keyed to each other and are voice activated the only draw to to your cb is powered off your vehicle battery and with a bigger antenna you could reach someone with a tower in town for assistance and some tow companies still have cb towers for roadside assistance and off road recovery.

  40. Dirty Bauer on January 12, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    Also you need to learn to calibrate your SWR.

  41. M E on January 12, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    I had a CB in my old van but I think having a good antenna is key. I also used them about 18 years ago when I worked as a motorbike courier. The set up for the motor bike was a hand held one hooked up to a palm pilot that there could send data to via the radio. That thing covered a big city in range. 

    I was thinking about getting one again but I think the best thing is if you can get a group of friends (who often go camping or traveling together) to all get them in their cars (or hand held). This way you can communicate with each other even when there isn’t phone signal.

  42. james fisher on January 12, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    poor equipment + complete lack of experience yet expects a golden mic. sure buddy.

  43. Brentton Mcalpine on January 12, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    Multiple forms of actually used radio communication is always valuable I want to instal dual 102 whip cb and hf vhf ham radio/scanner combos you name it. Only way to communicate in need when you don’t have phone service

  44. XC on January 12, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    Those small cheap radios are great for 4×4 groups, but not really long distance hwy. Any antenna less than 3ft is going to suck, you really want a 4-5ft tunable tip antenna such as a Firestik. 12ft of quality coax and a sturdy welded mount with a heavy duty spring is also very important.

  45. Michael Knorr on January 12, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    It gets complicated. If the antenna has a short, for a lack of a better term, it has an adverse effect.

  46. Fill Ups on January 12, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    Shoulda bought a Galaxy and K40.

  47. Lily Valley on January 12, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    Cheap. Best looked up online of which is best & where to buy. Yeah sad cb days are gone, cuz cb only way if cell tower, etc is out.

  48. Michael O'Donoghue on January 12, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    My 80 Channel Ultra High Frequency Citizen Band Two Way Radio was approximately $700 Australian installed with Bonnet mounted Antenna.
    One of the best things I ever added to My Car.
    Can’t tell you of the number of accidents, traffic jams and speeding fines I’ve avoided.
    Literally paid for itself in My first year.

  49. charles nash on January 12, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    When you are on a remote gravel road and hear a loaded log truck broadcasting in the blind that he is at mile whatever; outbound, you’ll be very happy you installed a CB.

  50. Nethiuz on January 12, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    Yeah nah my UHF (CB) is an absolute requirement in remote Australia and for mates to spot me etc.

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