I will be getting a CB installed in my SMB in a couple of weeks in addition to up grading my OME radio. I have a 2M and 440 MHz hand held Ham radios and FRS hand held. I have read all the threads on CB radios and antennas but some of the info may not be current. But, a whip antenna breaking a solar panel is good info.
I have a great person, Stereo John, to install everything. He recommended Cobra 29 and a FireStik 3 ft antenna that can bend 90 degrees. It is removable with a wrench.
The biggest issue I have had is where to mount a CB without a mic cord hanging in my face maybe that is solved. Go to the following web site scroll down to NEWS on the center left.
If the van radio with a CD/DVD player I get is a single din, I would have space under it. Has any one mounted a CB there?
Daveb and Zeta talked 50 miles apart. What do you have today? Could you talk that far away because one of you have a AM/SSB radio, or, because of your antenna?