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Old 05-18-2015, 10:54 PM
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I have been out of the game for a long time now. I used to drive a truck for a living and ran a peaked and tweaked Galaxy 88. Worse thing I ever did was sell that radio when I got out of trucking.

Now I'm looking to get back into the comms world. I am currently studying for my HAM license and would also like to get another CB radio.

I think I want a CB with a weather band option and I have been looking at the Bearcat 980SSB.

I would also like a radio that had the sidebands, and a frequency counter would probably be a plus.

With the old 88 I ran I could tune in and get off the main CB channels for a somewhat private chat using the fine/coarse frequency adjustment on the 88.

Do any of the current lineup of CB radios offer this or only a converted Ham radio?

I have also thought about the Galaxy 959 (but it doesn't have weather capabilities).

What are your thoughts on these two radios, or is there something I haven't considered yet?
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