I'm looking to get a CB setup for my car, unfortunately I'm very new to this and don't know a whole lot about these radios. I've read all the FAQ's and stickies, but I still think I'm better off asking for some more expert advice.
I was looking to order something from Canada, however I'm not sure I'll get anything as tuned as something from Sparky's. Does Sparky's ship to Canada? I checked the site but saw nothing about international shipping... If they don't, where's the best Canadian retailer?
My budget isn't really an issue, I'll pay what it takes to get a somewhat decent setup, but I'd like to keep it around $300 all said and done, so let's say $200 USD before shipping/tax, which should be fine, right?
I was looking at the Cobra 75WXST simply because it is small and will be able to be hidden, as my car is very small and space is unfortunately an issue. If this is a weak unit though, I have no problem finding somewhere to mount a full sized mobile unit. What are your opinions on the Cobra? Would I expect noticeably better performance from a full sized unit, and if so, what would you recommend?
As far as antennas go, I'd like something that will stay on through high speeds. I use my car to its full potential if you catch my drift, and I'd rather not have it blow off or anything. I'd like to avoid drilling holes, but if the performance is better or it really is the only way to know that it will stay on at 250+ km/h (on the track, of course. I don't plan on removing it for track days), I would be willing to drill some holes. I'm also looking at trunk mounting it, so no roof mounting. Furthermore, I'd like the antenna to be as short as feasibly possible, I'd like to avoid any added attention What would you recommend?
EDIT: Also, SWR... I don't quite understand it fully, if I get something from Sparky's, will it be taken care of for me? Or do I need to get a meter and figure it out based on my exact car?
Sorry for so many questions, but I really want to do this right the first time