Hello everyone and thanks in advance for your help.
I just turned 16 and recently bought a truck. My dad got me a CB for christmas and we're really not sure how helpful it is going to be. I don't want to listen to potty-mouths while I'm driving, and after reading this forum I am very optimistic about the experience. My dad was telling me about how my grandfather used to call for a base and then ask if they would phone someone for him. After telling me the stories we realized that cell phones had kind of overtaken the CB. I'm still going to use it and try to get my friends to buy one.
Anyway, I got a Cobra 19 DX IV. The first thing I was wanting to know is if any one has any experience with this model. I think it should be alright for what I'm going to do, which pretty much just "copy the mail". I was kind of wondering what all of the knobs and adjustments on the other radios do. Do I need those? Do I want those?
The main thing I need help with is getting an antenna. I already have a CB and as long as it works I'll be using that. I haven't really found out too much info on antennas tho. How tall will mine need to be? A huge tower really doesn't sound very attractive to me, and if I do say so myself, my truck is very nice looking.
I hope this isn't too much information in one post. But I think I covered all the bases here.
Thanks for any help on the subject(s),
Kris...PS What about a handle? I was thinking maybe something along the lines of....