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#1 User is offline   Jim B 

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  Posted 11 August 2005 - 07:25 AM

A high % of 4x4 vehicles now use CB for communications. I could never understand why CBs though, and why they are so popular as oppose to Marine Band that is much clear, less noisy, 3 times the range.

I wonder why it never caught on like when we moved over from cassette tape to CDs. :lol: There are so many of us that have been forced to CBs that people would not want to undergo the cost of Marine, the few that do will never communicate to the ones with CB, it's like a catch22.

I do see quite a few using PRS Radios within the family or around camp.
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Posted 11 August 2005 - 12:44 PM

I have a vhf in my jeep and a hand held cb . most of the airboats or swamp buggies that I am familiar with have vhf radio's that along with a gps . Coast guard ch 16 : ship to shore phone calls etc. For those who go into the everglades this would be the smart set up. all in all a medivac would be easier to come by with a vhf not that you would need it but stuff happens
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Posted 11 August 2005 - 05:33 PM

I agree as well as the water proofing of the device would help also, it goes w/why don't Jeepers but a Marine radio system to listen to their tunes. U know as a club U can convert to the Marine set up & buy in bulk to get a discount & maybe even the club kicking in a few bucks. :sneak:

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 08:14 PM

I think you guys are missing something. Marine means on the water. The FCC monitors the VHF freqs for those not on the water.
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Posted 15 August 2005 - 08:24 PM

Jack H, on Aug 15 2005, 08:15 PM, said:

I think you guys are missing something. Marine means on the water. The FCC monitors the VHF freqs for those not on the water.

Correct.

We have a few up here that use Marine, a friend of mine that owns a hunting lease uses the Marine since
the land is so large in case of an emergency they can still communicate.

If U can't communicate U might as well leave the CB @ the house. IMO.

They make the little hand held Marine radios w/the channel built in the mic etc.

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 08:40 PM

There are a lot of VHF frequencies that can be used. When I get back home I will look at what we could use as an alternative to CB.
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Posted 20 August 2005 - 08:13 AM

everglades is a river of water :obsessed:
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Posted 20 August 2005 - 08:44 AM

wy145, on Aug 20 2005, 08:14 AM, said:

everglades is a river of water :obsessed:

Nice touch. :lol:

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Jack H, on Aug 15 2005, 08:41 PM, said:

There are a lot of VHF frequencies that can be used. When I get back home I will look at what we could use as an alternative to CB.


Did U find anything out? :gossip:

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 03:59 PM

Bass Pro Shops is running a sale on a pair of Midland radios with a 14 mile range for $69.88. The radio model is GXT500VP4 value pack. I think these radios also have the family radio service frequencies which have a range of about 5 miles over flat land. The frequencies with the 14 mile range probably require a licence which is easy to obtain. I have a pair of Motorola radios that work on these freqs and they work quite well over distance.
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Posted 30 September 2005 - 04:25 PM

Thanks for the info, Group buy? :whistle:
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  Posted 02 October 2005 - 07:52 AM

Jack H, on Sep 30 2005, 04:00 PM, said:

Bass Pro Shops is running a sale on a pair of Midland radios with a 14 mile range

Jack,

I don't think these are marine radios, they might get weather and better range but it's not running on the same frequency.

I've never seen anyone get a license except for Ham, and some big boats with their marine. Maybe someone can comment on this on another thread.
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Posted 02 October 2005 - 03:32 PM

Jim, I didn't say that they were marine band radios because they are not. We should not use marine radios unless we are on the water and I don't mean flood water. These would be radios that we could use legally if the people getting them get the proper license which is neither ham or marine but GMRS which is a business license. I can explain further if you would like.
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  Posted 02 October 2005 - 04:09 PM

Jack,
I guess I assumed since you posted in a Marine discussion thread, my mistake.

What I meant to say about licensing is that even CBs, Marine, etc were (are) (at one time) required to send in for a license and no one ever did it. People are probably doing the same with these GMRS extended range unless they are making it a mandatory fill out at the time of purchase.

I personally would like to know more about the extended range Business license, maybe you can start another thread with regards to this as I might have a few more questions for you with regards to licensing.
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Posted 21 July 2010 - 01:37 AM

In order to use, meaning broadcast on a VHF radio, you need to be an FCC liscened operator. Any use of a vhf radio on land is strictly prohibited. :dance1: They do work quite well however.. :naughty: Keep in mind that this a Federal thing. I use handheld vhf for the airboats, but again you need to be liscened and it technically is on the water. Also keep in mind that because this is an FCC issue EVERYTHING you broadcast is monitored and can be triangulated of ur position. YOU can get in big Shizzle trouble for even using cuss words.. The bass pro shops radios are the way to go for the price and water durability, however soo many places actually require CB...

Speaking of which, does anybody have of use a Galaxy cb, or have any recommendations on something other than the low end stuff from cobra, midland, so on ? I don't want to set the air on fire, but something that REALLY works would be cool...

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 10:02 AM

Get your Ham license, no more morse code to do and 5 watts will get you about 35-50miles depending on your unit/terrain etc. Ham is a must up here in the mountains and with repeaters & can talk around all the mountains and to Reno that is 65 miles away on 5 watts. My mobile goes up to 65watts :naughty:

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 04:26 PM

Fair enough, but nobody here in FLORIDA has mountain issues....However I found, a place the will sell me a 100wt pre tuned for $ 100 ..

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 03:30 PM

Thanks for bringing this up Jim. A CB was on my list - a definate. I'm stuck in the past with growing up with the CB around. When I eventually do my research I will check out marine, Ham etc, as I know nothing of these things, and licensing is even new to me. While on the subject, what brand CB is the best now?
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 02:53 AM

HELLO ?? Sorry..Gutsy...BUT,, that was the whole point of me bringing up this thread... :biggrin1:

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 04:38 AM

View PostRollbar, on Jul 21 2010, 11:02 AM, said:

Can't beat the Ham radio.

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 07:32 AM

View PostGutsy, on Jul 22 2010, 04:30 PM, said:

While on the subject, what brand CB is the best now?

Midland 75-822

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