CB Radio Guide - Choosing your CB Radio
Buying a CB Radio
Thunderpole have the largest selection of C.B. radios in the country, this enables us to cater for every type of CB user, from novice to expert, hobbyists to specialist users.
When choosing a CB radio there are several factors to consider before making your purchase. The main three are: Cost, Size and Features Required.
Buying a CB radio won't break the bank, most CB's are less than £100, in fact the cheapest is only £59.99. When purchasing a CB radio most people believe that the more expensive the radio the better the range. However this is not true. CB radios in the UK have the same output power (4 watts) so the range mostly depends on which antenna you have it connected to and where it is mounted.
The price difference between CB Radios is generally down to the amount of features available and overall quality of the transmitted and received signals.
Not all CB radios are the same size, however most are smaller than a car stereo, which is handy as we have a range of DIN mounting kits if you wish to dash mount it in a spare slot in your vehicle, click here for DIN Mounts.
3) Features Required
All CB radios have different features, these help you to communicate more easily and efficiently. There are many different features available on a CB radio, from Auto Squelch to Built in SWR Meters. If you are new to CB these names will probably mean nothing to you. However we have a page on this site that explains each of the features in plain English, to get to that page click here. Generally the more expensive the radio the more features it has.