artnada, on 09 March 2013 - 17:40, said:
Ah Cobra 148GTL-DX? I used to have one of those about 30 years ago. Good rig. CB has all but died over here in the UK.
Been watching ebay lately. Thinking of getting a 148 again, but boy, they hold their price lol, even all these years later. They tend to go for around £150-£250 (used).
How much did you pay for yours over there in the US?
I paid $150 USD (new in the box) for the both of my 148 radios. It's been a great radio, I've got one in the house as well hooked up to a transformer to use as a base station. Base stations are only made by a couple of companies any more (from what I've been able to find anyway) and the ones I have seen run from $400 USD up into the thousands, so I just spent about $300 and got a 148, 18 foot antenna (roughly 6 meters), and a transformer and put one in the house, and it works great.
Enron, on 09 March 2013 - 17:43, said:
Do people still use CB radio a lot? Can you still use a handle or does a Youtube popup appear asking you to use your real name?
In rural areas it's still used quite a bit, and truckers still use it quite a bit. Some trucking companies around here actually buy and install radios for you so if you start driving for them, your truck will probably already have a radio in it. My family and I use it because the terrain here prevents us from getting reliable cell phone coverage. I turned my cell phone off altogether because I don't even get service in my house, and it drops in various places around the county. Because of that, our CB radios are more reliable, not to mention the fact that there's no monthly bill for using one,