Can anyone recommend a CB shop in the Houston, tx area? I know nothing about installing and tuning an antenna.
Exactly. Very affordable and easy to use. Select channel and transmit. Can also get compatible hand held radios for ~$20 that work if others in your group don’t have the mobile installed. No license needed for those.As long as you pay for the license and learn how to use it.
Same here. GMRS works well. Unfortunately, CB is really hard to tune on a soft/fiberglass/open top Jeep. I'd definitely give a pro like Eddie at River Oaks a stab at tuning it. I wish I had a talented installer like him near me. My CBs in my JL and JK are just adequate for trail use. They don't have the range for highated by a schlongiwacker are use. GMRS destroys them in both arenas.I’ve had luck with the GMRS / FRS combination as well, but I still keep a CB too.’
Unfortunately there seems to be a significant trend to use unlicensed ham with the cheap Chinese handhelds, or the mobile radios from Rugged Radios.
The problem is the rest of my Jeep friends are unlikely to get a ham license any time soon.Go Ham 2 meter or 70cm and never look back.
A little education about radio and how it works will make you appreciate it more and let you better utilize your radio.