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When it comes to top quality CB Radios, the Uniden PC78LTW 40-Channel CB Radio holds a key position since years. With superior features like backlit control knobs, a rugged front mic, 7 weather channels, a 40-channel auto noise/noise blanker switch, instant channel 9, a squelch control, Reference gain, a mic gain, a channel selector, and a TX/RX indicator the product is ideal for road trucks. The model boasts of other features like S/Reference/SWR/Mod, SWR calibration, a signal meter, antenna warning, and a weather alert system which alarms upon receiving severe weather broadcasts.
- Full 40 Channel Operation with Delta Tuning
- Instant Channel 9 for emergency
- Backlit control knobs and an LED channel indicator for added visibility
- RF/Mic Gain Controls
- Weather Radio/Alert
- Dynamic Squelch Control
- Multi-function analogue meter
- PA/CB switch
- Analog S/RF/SWR/Mod meter
- Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 12.1 x 12.8 inches
- Item Weight: 5.7 pounds
Uniden PC78 Review
First and foremost, this aesthetically beautiful PC78 LTW from Undien is a good solid radio with all the expected features. The device brings advanced features in a classic design. Product dimensions are 3.5 x 12.1 x 12.8 inches and weigh less than 5.8 pounds. RF knob is one of the coolest feature available in this device as it allows users to turn the noise/ squelch down to nothing. Squelch Control feature decreases the noise when the CB user on the other end doesn’t have it. It facilitates to hear someone who is away when he/she says something and then respond. This feature can be used by turning the knob all the way counter clockwise and adjust the RF gain knob to where there is little or no noise.
As a matter of fact, PC78LTW can transmit signals to long distances with good contact response even in bad weather conditions. In addition, the better SWR radio provides good full power push during Transmission. Being able to check the weather any time is also a great feature offered by Uniden. Weather conditions are broadcasted on 7 different channels by Weather Radio and hence users can check weather anytime. In event of severe weather, alert system sounds a seven-second signal.
Truck drivers will also be impressed by backlit channel indicator and radio controls using orange lights in place of green to make it easier on eyes during night. A large channel display facilitates ease of monitoring from across the cab. The product is recommended for pick-up trucks, semis, commercial vehicles or any other vehicle with ample amount of space to mount a full-sized CB Radio. Standard packaging of the product consists of PC78LTW CB 2-way mobile radio, Microphone, Mounting Bracket Kit, DC Power Cord, Reference Guide, Part 95 Subpart D (FCC Rules) and Product Registration Card. Moreover, the two years warranty will give you a freedom of using the device at it’s full capacity.
- Weather conditions broadcasting on 7 different channels.
- Superior aesthetics.
- Dynamic squelch controller delivers a clear signal.
- Instant access to the Emergency and Highway channels.
- Backlit control knobs and an LED channel indicator.
- Large channel display.
- SWR is good and perform better after calibration.
- Authorized by federal Communications Community.
- Universal mounting bracket.
- Compatible with wireless Mic like BC906W Wireless CB Speaker/Mic.
- Mic provided is of inferior quality.
- No talk back facility
- Does not have a scanning function for CB channel.
CB Radio Guru Verdict
To sum up, 78LTW is a very sophisticated CB radio and it offers excellent features for the money. The receiver is very good and quiet to boot. Squelch, gain and weather features are the main features in this CB Radio. Perfect for every category of CB users, this radio is one of the best when it comes to Weather alert. The long-distance transmission is very fine even in bad weather conditions with good contact response. Voice clarity is superior even in noisy conditions. Making drivers’ life easier during night time, the radio has got backlight knobs. It’s also a perfect device for hobbyists. Moreover, adding a BC906W wireless microphone will bring in a convenient cord-free operation. You can also use a whip style antenna for automobile installation. In fact Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorized 40 AM frequencies provides a wide communication options.
This is our complete rating of the radio:
Coming to the conclusion part, this is a good solid device and one of the best bargain in the Dynamic Squelch Control and weather CBs available. A night driver’s radio of choice and weather channel perfectly becomes handy when camping. Finally this great CB from Uniden is suitable for pick-up trucks, semis, commercial vehicles or any other vehicle with ample amount of space to mount a full-sized CB Radio. We would say with confidence that this ideal for drivers who need to frequently monitor weather and CB communication while travelling.