Now is the season for my winter car with studded snows. Of course what that means, is now unless its snowing, I'm one of the slower cars on the road, ugh. Anyway, I'm getting bored enough I figure I might as well experiment with a CB for saves and entertainment.
I read the FAQ but this forum is dead enough I figure I might as well start a thread. I'm willing to spend enough for a mid range setup, preferably around $150, or $200 at the most. I'd say I'm looking for a semi-permanent install, something relatively well installed, but that I could take out quickly. I'm limited on cockpit space, so ideally a remote install with the controls on the mic.
Antenna, let me preface this by saying I'm a BMW owner.... Now that we have that out of the way, yes I do care mildly about appearance. I don't mind a big ass antenna, since I already have a huge radio antenna, it would just be nice to have a black one, as opposed to the Lil' Wil. Maybe a springy one? Also, I play hockey and constantly have my gear in the trunk, so I'd like to keep the trunk usable with out destroying my roof every time.
Concerns. I live in the Northeast, so truck traffic isn't all that heavy. Still a good idea? Also the terrain just eats up everything, it's so hilly and curvy. What sort of range with a decent antenna would I be looking at?