In the field of communications, cb radios could not be considered cutting edge by any stretch of the imagination.
Yet despite the appearance of mobile phones, satellite phones, sms, bbm, twitter and a whole host of other technologies that
make person to person communication easier, the good old CB radio still has its place in the sun. A great example would be the Cobra 29 LX 40-Channel CB Radio
Here are some good reasons why CB radios like the above mentioned Cobra 29 LX are still winners!
Simple to use
The modern CB radio, in whatever guise it comes - base station, hand held, vehicle mounted etc - is simple to use and more importantly,
its easy to learn how to use it. Yes it has a techy aspect to it, but having been around since the mid 40's and peaking in popularity in
the 1970's, almost everyone on the planet has an innate understanding of how they work and how to operate them. Minimal training needed and every one is up to speed - bonus! (see more reasons below these CB radios for sale )
Midland 75-822 40 Channel CB-Way Radio
List Price: $119.99
Sale Price: $71.75
Used From: $71.16
Gear Keeper 325-44112 Standard Retractable CB Microphone Holder
List Price: $21.99
Sale Price: $10.99
Cobra 29 LX 40-Channel CB Radio with Instant Access 10 NOAA Weather Stations and Selectable 4 Color Display
List Price: $149.95
Sale Price: Too low to display
Used From: $69.78
Cobra 75WXST 40-Channel CB Radio
List Price: $159.99
Sale Price: Too low to display
Used From: $83.69
Midland 18-2442 Mobile CB Antenna
List Price: $19.99
Sale Price: $14.22
CB radio technology is tried and tested! Yes there will always be improvements, and who would quarrel with that? But, and its a big BUT, you don't have to start from scratch
every time you buy a new CB radio or upgrade to a better model - the basics stay the same. Thats in sharp contrast to the mobile phone where acquiring a new phone can be a nightmareish
experience if you are not very techy orientated or you are older than 30 odd. As with a lot of modern comms equipment, most mobile phones are outdated, at least in terms of technology,
soon after they hit the market. Not so the new CB radios for sale - they just slot in and do the job with minimal disruption!
And then we get to the bit that everyone wants to know about - value for money/cost effectiveness. CB radios must be right up there with the most cost effective means of communication for
individuals and small businesses. Even the initial set up costs are moderate and if you amortise those costs over the likely life span of a CB radio then they are probably cheaper (and far more efficient)
than smoke signals.
Reliability is king when it comes to communication - if you can't communicate when you want or need to, then whats the use of paying good money for something that doesn't work when you need it? CB radios are
certainly not infallible, but overall they are a solid and reliable form for communicating.As the saying goes - don't fix what ain't broke - and so even if the technology is not cutting edge, CB radios should
be around for a long time to come based on their reliability alone.
Fun to use.
And of course CB radios are great fun to use - for all ages. The use of self appointed call signs - or handles - adds to the novelty of using CB radios and allows a range of people to use the same
radio.This little idiosyncrosy in using CB radios gives their usage a nice touch that results in active little communities of users being formed. It might be quaint, but it further adds to the uniqueness of
CB radio users and the communities they operate in.