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Uniden PRO505XL 40-Channel CB Radio. Pro-Series, Compact Design. Public Address (PA) Function. Instant Emergency Channel 9, External Speaker Jack, Large Easy to Read Display.

Style:PRO505XL Product Description The Uniden PRO505XL 40 Channel CB Radio is perfect for those long days on the road. It features an instant channel 9 function where you can quickly set the radio to the emergency/channel 9. You can check the rel...

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Price
(35 reviews)
Size
(24 reviews)
Reception
(20 reviews)
Rf gain
(19 reviews)
Product
(27 reviews)
Unit
(42 reviews)
Sound
(13 reviews)
Value
(13 reviews)
Quality
(25 reviews)
Antenna
(40 reviews)
Range
(22 reviews)
Feature
(19 reviews)
Road devil
(8 reviews)
Fuse
(5 reviews)
Key
(4 reviews)
Hook
(1 reviews)

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price

Reviews around price (5.00 of 5)

  • Unit works goodUnit has ANLUnits knobs are well madeUnit price-to-quality ratio
  • They were right, it is a spectacular radio and it appears the price on Amazon was the best around.
  • What is amazing is that Amazon sells it at an amazingly competitive price.
  • Simple, compact and has all the features I care about at a great price
  • It is a compact radio at a good price that doesn't feel cheap
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size

Reviews around size (4.74 of 5)

  • Perfect size and fits just about anywhere, very durable, easy to use
  • I personally don't like the small size of the stock mic,
  • The small and compact size is absolutely perfect for someone who wants quality and simplicity
  • Perfect size for what I needed to mount onto my Jeep TJ
  • The small size made it easy to find a location to mount it.
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reception

Reviews around reception (4.40 of 5)

  • so far the best reception and transmission I have had so far.
  • I have a little better reception with it, but nothing groundbreaking
  • I hooked everything up checked SWR's they where within limits but no reception what so ever.
  • However, should have read the reviews on the radio itself... even after 5 different antenna and cable combos, along with several hours with an actual CB tuner, (thanks to a friend), this unit just has very poor reception, and very poor range
  • Crystal clear transmission and reception, with the ANL (noise limiter) switched on
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rf gain

Reviews around rf gain (4.38 of 5)

  • It feels like they put it together as cheaply as they could
  • The only problem was getting use to the squelch and RF Gain
  • The RF Gain being one of the better features because you can turn it up to pull in weaker more distant signals and then adjust the squelch knob to block out the "static noise"
  • I reviewed many radios and found this one to stand out in the small cb radio group because of RF gain and PA switch
  • I have an external speaker that I'm going to mount and hook up as it's sometimes hard to hear the unit inside the console.
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product

Reviews around product (4.26 of 5)

  • Delivered on time, easy transaction, no product damage.... so no negatives about the seller at all
  • This is one case where you don't need to spend a lot of money to get a great product
  • Low quality product and would not recommend this product
  • Have no idea how good this thing works but its the last Uniden product I will ever buy.
  • Great product, works much better and is much more clear than the cobra I had
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unit

Reviews around unit (4.17 of 5)

  • Slightly larger than expected but functionally a great unit!!!!
  • Works as well as much larger unit, but much more compact
  • Highly recommend if you are just looking for a small cheaper unit that you're able to talk to others on and things like that.
  • Since the old unit has issues, I'll be looking into another one.
  • This is a sturdy unit built for a jeep or any offroad vehicle getting knocked around
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sound

Reviews around sound (4.10 of 5)

  • After just a few weeks it started making a horrible squealing sound on transmit, much to the annoyance of everyone around me
  • I hooked up my old Cobra and decided the sound was much better
  • so i cant comment there, i use a road devil power mic barley on,mostly just for noise canceling,very clear sounding and way too much power cranked up.
  • The radio sounds nice and strong now, noticeable audio difference between stock and tuned
  • The speaker is only so-so but puts out enough sound for my needs
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value

Reviews around value (4.10 of 5)

  • I have an external speaker that I'm going to mount and hook up as it's sometimes hard to hear the unit inside the console.
  • Great value, has a PA speaker option and is a nicely compact unit
  • For the price, ease of use, and quality, the Uniden Pro is a very good value.
  • In my opinion, for the money, the Uniden PRO510XL is a better value
  • But the third nob is of little use and my five star rating goes to the Uniden 510XLm which is an unbeatable value.
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quality

Reviews around quality (4.07 of 5)

  • It feels like they put it together as cheaply as they could
  • Great price, good quality and still working as expected
  • You don't need a fancy cb radio, just a good quality cb and a higher end, better quality antenna
  • Either way, get a good quality antenna and have a friend with an SWR
  • I have an external speaker that I'm going to mount and hook up as it's sometimes hard to hear the unit inside the console.
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antenna

Reviews around antenna (4.00 of 5)

  • Either way, get a good quality antenna and have a friend with an SWR
  • It feels like they put it together as cheaply as they could
  • I'm assuming this is either because I'm not near any CB owners or my antenna isn't good enough.
  • It feels like they put it together as cheaply as they could
  • Pair it with a good antenna and you have a CB that works just as good as the $
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range

Reviews around range (3.97 of 5)

  • It feels like they put it together as cheaply as they could
  • They are small and compact, but still have have good range for talking
  • Add a magnetic K40 antenna, tune it, and it has great range
  • I get great reception from the small CB radio with awesome range.
  • I still need to tune the antenna to the CB, but even without that I have a fair range.
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feature

Reviews around feature (3.80 of 5)

  • For a basic radio, it has good features, i.e. S/RF meter, switchable ANL, RF Gain, and PA.
  • The RF Gain being one of the better features because you can turn it up to pull in weaker more distant signals and then adjust the squelch knob to block out the "static noise"
  • This unit has just enough features to be taken seriously for use in the back country
  • It feels like they put it together as cheaply as they could
  • (Automatic Noise Limiting) feature, it simply cannot be beat.
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road devil

Reviews around road devil (1.69 of 5)

  • Radio works as it should
  • I have an external speaker that I'm going to mount and hook up as it's sometimes hard to hear the unit inside the console.
  • It feels like they put it together as cheaply as they could
  • Your best bet is to stick with stock or use a power mic like the Astatic Road Devil or D104 which will get the audio up loud enough for the radio
  • I tested the stock mic, an old RK56, and a new Astatic Road Devil.
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fuse

Reviews around fuse (1.49 of 5)

  • Most likely you will just blow the fuse (which is replacable) but do not risk it
  • Radio blows the fuse the second it's connected to power, never even got to the point of turning the knob to 'on'.
  • Most likely you will just blow the fuse (which is replacable) but do not risk it
  • Fuse blew out right when we hooked it up to the battery, did get to use the radio for a while because of that
  • .my other CB works dosent blow out fuse

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key

Reviews around key (1.00 of 5)

  • The dead key is only ~2.5 watts and the swing barely reaches over ~8 watts, but for the size, I understand why they may have had to lower these
  • Not much inside to adjust, but I got 3.5 dead key with 12 watts swing after peak/tune
  • Dead key
  • Advertised 7 watts, which mine did on a whistle, dead key no speaking 2.5 watts

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hook

Reviews around hook (1.00 of 5)

  • Got it in then fuse blow out ,every time I put fuse in it blows out hooked to ground and to power think something not hooked up right in CB

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