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Old 12-23-2013, 02:31 PM   #1
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radios - FRS, CB, HAM?

What do most guys run out here?
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Old 12-23-2013, 03:02 PM   #2
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:05 AM   #3
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I have a CB and a HAM.
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:37 AM   #4
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I have a CB and a HAM.

Same here.
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Old 12-26-2013, 11:59 AM   #6
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I'm going to switch to Ham at some point in the near-ish future. I'll still have my handheld CB's, but CB just doesn't do that well in the granite around here.
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Old 12-27-2013, 02:00 PM   #7
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I use ham. I personally think it's more fun and more reliable. I have a handheld for when I'm riding dirtbikes and doing other stuff. And I'm putting in a 70w deck in my truck. For starting off, a handheld with a 5db gain antenna on the truck works great.
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:07 PM   #8
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I have a CB , but I want to get a HAM radio too.
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:16 PM   #9
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My father is an owner/operator. So I have a few CBs laying around therefore I installed one in my truck
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:39 AM   #10
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:05 AM   #11
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Anyone have any good links on how to tune CB's? I haven't really looked into it much but I know mine isn't tuned at all.
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Old 01-02-2014, 02:42 PM   #13
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^^ Go to Radio Shack and get an swr meter.

I have Walkabouts, CB and HAM, and tap into repeaters throughout AZ. The CB is mainly for an external speaker and to have comm's with guys who don't have ham. Ham is where it's at!
Already have a SWR meter. I got all my stuff off of YumaTRD and just haven't looked up how to tune it all. I found a few general sites, just having found time to read everything yet.
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:04 PM   #15
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Firestick has some cool pamphlets all about tuning and tricks
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:08 PM   #16
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I use ham. I personally think it's more fun and more reliable. I have a handheld for when I'm riding dirtbikes and doing other stuff. And I'm putting in a 70w deck in my truck. For starting off, a handheld with a 5db gain antenna on the truck works great.
If you're OK with 2 meter only the Yaesu FT2900 is one hell of a value for a 75 watt mobile unit. I really like the one I bought from HRO for something like $120 after rebate.
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