CB Radios are really helpful here in West Virginia. We have alot of coal trucks and such, and on the mountains they call out thier locations to help others know when they are coming into a blind curve and will be across the double line. It also works better than a radar detector!
Now to answer a few questions:
daman: My antenna is an all black 6' cellular style mag mount. Looks less ghetto than the silver mag mounts. I have it on the side of the trunk, opposite the radio antenna, so it looks rather nice and performs quite well actually.
JimmyFloyd: I have several CB Radio, my favorite being Cobra 29LTD Classic Sountracker w/weather (since i'm a school bus driver, nice to know when snow is coming and I can take a day off
) The Cobra radios I have are too large. I had one in the car for a year or so, stuffed between the seats. When I decided to do this project, I went to a local CB shop and they had this Midland 1001Z for $35.99. I tested it for a few days and it works nicely (granted it doesn't have the weather feature). It is NOT the Midland 1000 that WalMart sells, that unit is junk with a cheaper mic and no RF Gain. I worked for WalMart for 7 years and most of the things they sell are junk in my opinion, so don't get that one, get the 1001Z or the small Cobra, which is about $15 more and works the same as this unit.
I'm very pleased with the project results, I really like my Bonneville....not bad for a FREE car! Yes, that'* right, my mom gave me this car with 160,000 miles because it was junk in her opinion and "wore out". LOL! I have a new Ford Ranger, and it'* nice not to wear out my truck driving 100 miles a day to work and back. This car rides like a dream and has alot of gettupandgo!