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Description: The new Midland model 79-290 represents cutting edge technology in the communications field. From its high tech detachable control panel to finned cast aluminum transmitter heatsink it incorporates features found on no other CB. These features include full surface mount technology, fiberglass printed circuit board, dual power output stage, and a digital information screen using a black matrix LCD (liquid crystal display). All the features are under microprocessor control for increased function and reliability. Your Midland 79-290 assures you of having the ultimate technology in a CB radio.


PRODUCT FEATURES: AM-USB/LSB-Weather; 40-channel CB with side band; 120 channel operation (USB-AM-LSB); 7-channel US/3 channel Canadian weather receiver; Detachable control panel for added security; Black Matrix LCD display with choice of channel number or frequency readout; 4-channel memory plus instant ch. 9.


40 channel handheld CB w/10NOAA weather channels, 5 memory channels w/memory channel scan for monitoring most used channels. Instant channel 9, dual watch to monitor 2 user selected channels, 12 volt adapter included w/PL259 antenna connector for Mobile Operation. High/Low power, auto power save mode, jack for earpiece, jack speaker phone


AM-USB/LSB-Weather
40 Channel CB w/ Side Band
120 channel operation (USB-AM-LSB)
7 channel US/3 channel Canadian weather receiver
Detachable control panel for added security
Black Matrix LCD display with choice of channel number or frequency readout
4 channel memory plus instant ch. 9
Feature packed! RF gain, mic gain, dual watch, fine/coarse and MORE
Keywords: Midland CB AM USB LSB Weather Radio


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Review Date: Tue February 5, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid (per item)?: None indicated | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: Decent radio but not the greatest
Cons: Sound isn't loud enough

I bought this about 2 years ago to install in my F-150. It hasn't given me any issues other than it isn't loud enough. I have it mounted vertical in the center concole so that the speaker is facing me and even at full volume, it isn't loud enough. I'm not hard of hearing but it just doesn't sound good. I plan to try an external speaker but I first have to find a place to mount that. Otherwise I like the radio. It seems to do fine with transmitting. I'd like to have a few more features that my other radios had like talk back. Not sure I'll be keeping it indefinitely. I miss my old Cobra 148 GTL. Now that was a radio.


 
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