When I finally decided to invest in a new cb radio for my truck, I had a number of features it needed to have. It had to be compact, inexpensive and easy to operate. A friend suggested I get the Midland 1001LWX cb. After some research, I finally bought it. I’m glad I did. Although I didn’t know much about cb radios back then, owning and using my little Midland cb has taught me a lot. That’s why I’ve created this Midland 1001LWX cb radio review. To share what I like or don’t like about this unit.
Compact design that’s easy to install
My reason for opting for a small cb is I don’t like crowing my truck’s dash with unnecessarily large accessories. This Midland 1001LWX measures a mere 4.5 by 1.75 by 7.5 inches. Very few cbs in the market are that small. Installing this cb is also quite easy. All mounting hardware is provided and you won’t need any special tools to install the unit.
Easy channel scan and locking
The design includes a 40 channel digital tuner. It has several advantages. First, it makes scanning of active channels fast and easy. Second, it makes locking into my preferred channels easy. A cb radio with weather alert, the Midland 1001 LWX automatically scans and locks on the strongest weather channel signal around your location. This feature comes in handy when traveling and you need to have first hand information regarding the weather conditions around you.
Easy to operate
The Midland CB 1001LWX includes a number of features that make operating it simple. One feature is its design. All controls are placed on the front panel of the CB. The front panel also includes a back-lit LCD display which makes reading the unit easy even at night.
The unit comes inclusive of a corded mic. The mic can be removed and replaced with a different one if you like. It’s also compatible with many of the CB radio antennas in the market. If you already have an external antenna mounted on your vehicle, it’s likely that this CB radio will work fine with it.
Great voice output
I believe that a CB is as good as its ability to transmit and receive clear audio signals. This Midland cb includes a number of features which ensure that everything transmitted is received loud and clear. Some of these includes the RF gain control, Automatic Noise Limiter and squelch control.
Shortcomings of the Midland CB 1001 LWX radio
Initially, I found cycling through different NOAA weather channels a bit of a challenge. It requires manually pressing the PTT button on the mic which can be confusing for new users.
The CB market has many good products. Among these is the Midland 1001LWX radio. It’s a compact cb that will install in almost any type of vehicle without taking up a lot of space. It’s also a versatile unit that’s designed to work with a variety of different accessories including antenna and mic. The sound is clear and operating it is quite easy. For the price I bought it at, I think it was a steal given that it offers many features you’ll find in more expensive units.