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This Uniden Pro 538 AM/FM handheld CB radio offers a wide range of features for on-the-go communication. Use it for camping, hiking, ATV's and in any car with a compatible exterior antenna. It's equipped with NOAA weather channels, dual watch and full channel scan, instant channel 9/19 access, RF Gain, Hi/Low power mode, and white or amber backlight. The kit includes 2 battery cases (for 8 cell Alkaline or 10 cell NiMH batteries, sold separately) and other accessories.

Model / SKU:Pro538HHFM

Recommended for:
CB users who want an all-in-one unit that can be used as a handheld or mobile radio. Also perfect for those looking to buy one CB radio for multiple vehicles.
Radio Features:Weather, Backlit Display, Channel Scanning, Instant Channel 9/19
Compatible with:
Compatible with all CB antennas on the market. Cable connection utilizes standard CB PL-259 connection. When used in the vehicle, the radio mounts with a standard microphone hanger.
Product Includes:
  • Uniden Pro 538 AM/FM Handheld CB Radio
  • Car kit with DC power & external antenna adapter
  • Mobile battery case (AA batteries not included)
  • Handheld rubber duck-style antenna 
Manufacturer Warranty:
One Year
Radio Dimensions:
2-3/4" W x 1-1/2" D x 3-1/2" H
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If you need CB capabilities both in and out of your vehicle, the Uniden Pro 538 AM/FM handheld kit is your one-stop solution. You can use this unit in the field on AA batteries or in your vehicle on DC current. The car kit conveniently offers a cigarette power adapter and an adapter for an external antenna, which will greatly increase the radio's range. This handheld offers a host of features:

  • Largest LCD readout
  • Dual watch and full channel scan
  • NOAA Weather
  • Removable battery case
  • Slide on cig plug vehicle adapter and rubber antenna.
  • Requires 8 "AA" Alkaline batteries or 10 "AA" rechargeable batteries, not included.
  • Dimensions - 5" W x 2.2" D x 8.9" H

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Kip Egan
No Distance Whatsoever

The little talkie attached antennae has no carry to it. You will need an external antennae. Some reviews say oh, it's 4 watts, you'll get 1 mile per watt. No you don't. I'm not sure you get 400', let alone 4 miles. External antennae changed it though and it picks up fine now.


Uniden Pro 538 AM/FM Handheld

Stephen Neal
Great radio

The very best. I have had many over the years but none can compare to this one. Great job Uniden !!!

Randy Parker
Uniden Pro 538 AM/FM Handheld

I received the Uniden Pro 538 on time and well protected in shipping. It was as advertised. I wanted a portable CB radio that was easy to move from vehicle to vehicle as well as use when not in a vehicle. The Pro538 accomplishes this for me. I am very happy with the service from Right Channel Radios, the ordering was easy, they kept me informed of all phases of the order and shipping. Very happy!