CB RADIO GUIDE
Buying a CB Radio
Choosing your CB Radio
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.
Our best selling radio is actually only £64.99 (Thunderpole T-800) yet in many peoples opinion is one of the best CB radios to buy in 2023.
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.
If want to mount your new CB Radio somewhere else in your vehicle you should first find a suitable place to mount it. However try to remember that the internal speaker is in the bottom of most radios and you might not be able to hear it very well, especially in noisy vehicles.
The best way around this is to use an external speaker which can be mounted anywhere in a vehicle (all CB's that we sell have an external speaker socket)... click here for external speakers.
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.
What's in the Box?
All the radios advertised on the Thunderpole website include the actual CB unit, a microphone, a rig (mounting) bracket, a power lead and a built in speaker. CB antennas and CB antenna mounts are available separately, however if you are not sure exactly what you need we sell a range of CB radio packs which include everything you need for a complete CB setup... click here.
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