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Uniden PRO538W 40-Channel CB Radio

by Uniden
3.4 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews

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  • 40-channel mobile CB radio with front-firing speaker and front-position microphone
  • Instant channel 9 for emergencies; three NOAA weather radio channels for real-time weather/highway info
  • RF gain for adjusting sensitivity; squelch control for eliminating background noise
  • Signal/RF meter and LED transmission/reception indicators to monitor activity at a glance
  • Compact, portable unit; two-year manufacturer's warranty
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  • Size (LWH): 4.5 inches, 14 inches, 9.25 inches
  • Weight: 1 pounds
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Uniden PRO538W CB Radio PRO538W 983

Product Information

Product Packaging:Standard Packaging
Product Dimensions 4.5 x 14 x 9.2 inches
Item Weight 1 pounds
Shipping Weight 4 pounds
ASIN B00004VXNY
Item model number PRO538W
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3.4 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #119 in Electronics > Car Electronics > CB Radios & Scanners > Handheld CB Radios
#14,466 in Sports & Outdoors > Sports & Fitness > Hunting & Fishing > Hunting > Hunting Accessories
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes

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By A Customer on January 3, 2001
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This CB is a fantastic deal for the money. My problem is in my vehicle (Jeep) it is very difficult to hear on the highway. I use mine mostly offroad so it is perfect for me. At this cost i am not worried about someone ripping it off ...rather them take it then rip my top. I would definitely get it again.
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Bought this CB about a month ago. Works like a dream and buries anything else I've tried. Bought an antenna that picks up weather-band to go with it, reception is crystal clear and weather-band comes in just as well. Looking for a good all around radio? This is the one to buy!
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The Uniden Pro538W is a fantastic radio. The front-fire speaker is very clear compared to my other CB. This makes a huge difference because many CB'ers have an accent and lingo that I have trouble deciphering. The microphone is built for heavy use. It has a hefty coiled cable with a connector that screws on to the radio. You don't need to worry about the mic coming unplugged. The display has an LED meter that indicates the strength of signals that you are receiving and transmitting. I think the meter is too small to look at while I'm driving down the highway. You can also pick up NOAA weather broadcasts. The squelch and RF gain adjustments work great.

I purchased this radio with the Wilson Lil-Wil magnetic mount antenna. The combination work great in my mini-van. I've taken this radio on a couple of road trips and have never had a problem reaching other drivers.
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I searched and reviewed a dozen different CB radios before selecting this one. It has everything I need and is definitely within my budget. The front facing speaker is excellent for projecting sound and since it faces front you won't get it muffled by the way it is mounted. It has a push button for channel 9 and of course a PA/CB/Weather selector switch. It has 3 weather channels available and on my cross country trip from the East coast to the West coast I almost always had a weather channel available. I have a magnetic mount antenna (Lil something) which I also bought from Amazon and it rocks with this radio. For the cost and features this is one of the best (if not THE best) CB radio available. You can't go wrong with this one!
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For the price range that this radio is in you'll have a hard time finding one that is better. The reason that I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars is that it does not have some of the nice features of the more expensive radios, but it doesn't have their price tag either. The quality of sound from the speaker on this radio is suprisingly good with plenty of volume. The mic seems tough enough that it should last through a lot of years of use. This is a great little unit for what it costs and I would recommend it to anyone.
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Honestly, I don't like it. Sorry but save your money on this one particular model. Just being HONEST! Maybe ONLY this particular model, I must add. I've owned several other Uniden CB Radios (plus two different UNIDEN VHF radios for my boat, one fixed and one portable) and enjoyed their features, simple and honest design, the GREAT SQUELCHES they have and more. Right now, I have a different UNIDEN CB 'model' in my F-150 pick-up and it is absolutely GREAT! I think I did a review on that one a couple years ago. This one I have here...The squelch has to be turned 98% full turn before it works. Then, it is apparently 99% FULL ON. So, it's either 100% loud garbly HISShSShSshshsSShSShSShsss... so I can catch/receive weaker signals or it's "Nut'n'Honey!" No gray area here. Of course, I didn't find all that out until AFTER I paid (My Bad) a stereo installer location while they were already wiring in my 5-Channel HIGH POWER Amplifier and newly purchased 10" JL Subwoofer in my ol' '99 Motor Home...He said to me "Yeah, we'll install & tune it for 'just' $25 more while we're working on your amp & Sub Woofer installation..." Hey, for me it was an OK deal. Anyway, after I leave, I start to use it and that's when I found the Squelch problem. Now, because of that, I hardly turn it on any more. Unless I'm in "convoy" with others and the signals between rigs are very close, enough so that their CB signal breaks thru the strong squelch on this particular unit. Sometimes.Read more ›
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By A Customer on May 3, 2004
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The previous review that mentions antennas are key to a good CB setup is correct. For a normal CB user I would recommend either the Wilson lil' Wil or the Wilson 500 antenna. Both are magnetic mount antennas. The lil' Wil antenna is a relatively small antenna and it's only around $39.00. Actually any Wilson CB antenna will be fine. Also, to do a good job at setting up your antenna you should purchase an SWR meter. They are not expensive. You only need the meter connected inline between the radio and antenna when you are adjusting the antenna. Once you are done adjusting the antenna you can take the meter out of the connection and connect the antenna directly to the radio. Don't be fooled by cheap ordinary CB antennas like you will find at radio shack. Do not settle for anything less then a Wilson antenna. Cobra and Uniden both make fabulous CB radios so either make will be fine.
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