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  1.  This is a great little (and inexpensive) radio 24 January, 2015 On Amazon.com
    This is a great little (and inexpensive) radio. I have a much older pro 500 model that still works. That radio has been in an old jeep, mounted on a 4 wheeler, laying on the floor of a truck (temp install), and sitting on a shelf in an outside storage room (humid climate) for years. It's at least 20 years old... and it's still working. I made the mistake of letting someone open it up to "peak" it probably 15 years ago. It still works, but I think it did more harm than good. I recently hooked it up again. Receive was GREAT, but transmit wasn't so great (I'm blaming the "peak" job for that). It did transmit, but it wasn't very clear. I bet if it had never been hacked, it would be working perfectly. That's the main reason I decided to buy a similar model.

    I was originally shopping for a bigger, fancier radio, but decided the price of this was a no-brainer. And it's really all I need. I spend about an hour a day on the road and mainly listen in for traffic reports and "bear" sightings. I connected it to a Wilson "Little Wil" and had a good SWR reading right away. Just like the old radio, the receive is great (and the speaker is nice and loud). I tested the stock mic, an old RK56, and a new Astatic Road Devil. The stock mic actually sounded the best. The RK56 was much quieter and sounded muffled (although it always worked great on a Cobra 29). The Road Devil was a bit louder, but lacked the clarity of the Uniden mic (but only slightly/not enough to matter). I personally don't like the small size of the stock mic, so I'm using the Road Devil for now. I hooked up the old radio (pro 500) to an AC adapter inside my garage and connected an old magnetic antenna to it. I let my kids talk to me on that radio as I drove a couple miles away. Even with that much less than ideal setup, the old radio was receiving my new 520xl loud and clear at 2 miles. Hopefully, this one will last as long as the old one.
  2.  He just LOVED it. 21 January, 2015 On Amazon.com
    This was a gift to my boss. He just LOVED it.
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     Perfect for Jeeps 20 January, 2015 On Amazon.com
    It's a "Good" CB. Perfect for Jeeps. stock Mic. Sucks. Get a power Mic.
  4.  Nice radio, but a toy microphone 16 January, 2015 On Amazon.com
    Love the radio, just wish Uniden had included a mic as nice. The mic looks and feels like a toy. Bought a Uniden BC646 to go with it, now I'm happy!
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     Five Stars 10 January, 2015 On Amazon.com
    Just what i wanted for my Jeep
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     great cb 4 January, 2015 On Amazon.com
    Great cb radio for its size.....
  7.  Its more than loud enough and looks great in my jeep 30 December, 2014 On Amazon.com
    Bought this for the PA function. Its more than loud enough and looks great in my jeep. As expected it does not come with a CB antenna or external speaker. Great unit for the price!
  8.  Five Stars 30 December, 2014 On Amazon.com
    Great purchase.... flawless, will buy again from this seller/dealer
  9.  Great gift and using it on Christmas day 29 December, 2014 On Amazon.com
    Was delivered promptly. Used with TRAM 703 antenna and reception reached well over 5 miles. Great gift and using it on Christmas day.
  10.  Five Stars 27 December, 2014 On Amazon.com
    We used this once and it worked just fine, would recommend it
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