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Comunication

Postby Sweed777 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:55 pm

Is anyone else running a CB in there rig? I am unsure if i will have cell coverage.
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Re: Comunication

Postby Whiskeybadger » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:40 am

Sweed777 wrote:Is anyone else running a CB in there rig? I am unsure if i will have cell coverage.


I was thinking of swapping my CB into our rig. Or even getting a handheld one but I've never used one of those before. Any idea if the range is less than the vehicle mounted ones?
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Re: Comunication

Postby Flowmastered87GL » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:34 pm

I am planning to install a CB. I am really hoping it fits in the single DIN slot above my old school cassette deck!
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Re: Comunication

Postby Gest Gibby » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:16 pm

$39 Uniden CB with the optional PA speaker to yell at people AND the Baofeng $25 handheld which came highly recommended. Aint tried the handheld yet, trying to program the thing
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Re: Comunication

Postby BeardedWonder » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:41 pm

We were talking about running a CB
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Re: Comunication

Postby Sweed777 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:36 pm

I have both the CB and the baofeng also. The baofeng is a ham radio so you should have a amateur radio license if you were going to use it (I do). The CB works great most of the time though. Handheld CB work OK ish but not as good as a car mounted one. Everyone around here runs CH4.
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Re: Comunication

Postby Skidmark » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:07 pm

A good CB with a decent antenna will get you about 2 miles range out in the hills. Sometimes more or less, depending on the terrain.
Good idea to have one when with a group.
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Re: Comunication

Postby TheSwanson » Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:17 pm

What about GMRS? it does ok and everyone seems to have a set laying around.
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Re: Comunication

Postby BigDave » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:32 pm

I have been using a Baofeng and they are handy. Longer range that CB or GMRS and I dont have to listen to as much static nor do I have to listen to some trucker with his mic taped down and his radio on. Ive gotten rid of my CB, it is handy in the group you are caravanning with but as soon as people get a little spread out you cant head much. My understanding is that you can use frequencies between 151 and 156khtz without a license.

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