It's time for step 3 of my countermeasure system. I've been doing a lot of reading to try and understand CB radios, but I'm having a little trouble since I really have no knowledge in this area. From what I understand all I need is a CB radio & antenna and just go to a shop that will tune and peak it?
After reading a bit I think I've narrowed it down to the Cobra 29 WXNW-ST or Uniden PC-78 Elite (unless someone has a better suggestion). Basically the same price. Is there any advantage to one over the other?
The antenna is where I'm getting a bit lost and could use some help. Like everyone else I wanted something that would blend in but not lack performance. Seems like that isn't possible. However if a 3 ft antenna can still give me a fair couple mile reception that is probably good enough for my simple countermeasure use.
I was looking at getting the wilson 5000 short load 39" whip or a 3' Firestik 2. Since I don't really know much about antenna's I have no idea if these would be good. I have seen quite a few references to these brands though.
Also, would dual firestiks on either side of the trunk perform better? I'm more concerned about height than looks and if dual 3' would perform the same as a single 5' that would be great.
I would like to mount whatever I get using a trunk lip mount. However I currently live in a bad area where if it's on the outside of my car and can be stolen it will be (eventually). I need something that can be detached and stowed. Since I'll only be using the CB for highway driving it will stay stowed during the week until I make my hefty weekend trips. Any recommendations here?