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Adding better antenna to CB?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Freeheelbillie, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. Mar 31, 2020 at 12:22 PM
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    ryfox0276

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    What @EatSleepTacos says is exactly right. There is no "great" cb. I got one because my buddies in Oregon ran them. I use handheld walkie talkies now. They work better and are just all around easier and cheaper than a whole cb setup.

    Honestly that radio you mistakenly posted in your OP is one I've been looking at as it does FRS
     
  2. Mar 31, 2020 at 12:26 PM
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    Freeheelbillie

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    For reference, the FRS radios operate at 1/2 watt. The one you have linked is 15 watts.[/QUOTE]

    So the 15 watt GMRS won't talk to the FRS (CB) at 1/2 watt?
    This is all new to me sorry.
     
  3. Mar 31, 2020 at 12:27 PM
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    0xDEADBEEF

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    CB, FRS and GMRS are all different things. GMRS and FRS are close enough that you can get both on the same radio, but CB is a whole different animal.
     
  4. Mar 31, 2020 at 12:27 PM
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    EatSleepTacos

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    The two will talk, on certain channels. I was merely pointing out the power difference to try and show how much more range the GMRS will have.
     
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  5. Mar 31, 2020 at 12:30 PM
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    Thanks!
    Are those dedicated channels or does it depend on location?
     
  6. Mar 31, 2020 at 12:32 PM
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    Think of GMRS as a walkie talkie on steroids. It has channels, and within each channel, a "privacy channel" just like a walkie talkie. On channels 1-7 on a GMRS, they can talk to a walkie talkie.
     
  7. Mar 31, 2020 at 12:35 PM
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    Looks like the GMRS license is really just another "tax" and a couple of forms to fill out. No exam, gotta love the ole Tax Man. :rolleyes:
     
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  8. Mar 31, 2020 at 12:37 PM
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    Yeeeep. In hindsight, I wish I went down the GMRS path vs ham because of the no test thing. Easier to convince others to get on board. I just didn't know it even existed at the time.
     
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  9. Mar 31, 2020 at 12:37 PM
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    Get a ham license!










    one of ussss! one of us!
     
  10. Mar 31, 2020 at 12:39 PM
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    What finally motivated me was to schedule the exam and THEN study. Without a deadline I kept dragging my feet.
     
  12. Mar 31, 2020 at 12:43 PM
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    Yeah, and with things like hamstudy.org and various mobile apps, its really not that hard to study.

    Deadlines make the world go round.
     
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    Shhhhh! don't tell my wife...the Honey Do List with deadlines could be a real problem for yours truly :anonymous:
     
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  14. Mar 31, 2020 at 1:03 PM
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    But are hams fun to listen to the way CBs we’re back in the day? There was always some entertainment yo be had on 19. All the videos I watch on ham just shows some guy CQing but never talking to anyone after the where are you and how do you read?
     
  15. Mar 31, 2020 at 1:05 PM
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    I had cb for awhile and never really caught anything fun. Don’t think it’s as prevalent as it used to be with truckers.
     
  16. Mar 31, 2020 at 1:06 PM
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    It really depends on where you're at. Some places have really active repeaters, others not so much.
     
  17. Mar 31, 2020 at 1:08 PM
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    Me either. Caught a few lame conversations a few times. Never anything interesting/ helpful. My CB is almost strictly used for NOAA nowadays. I used it a little when I went back home over Christmas and met up with my old buddies.
     
  18. Mar 31, 2020 at 1:35 PM
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    Hey guys sorry to interupt. But we my co driver and I run a Galaxy radio but one of the most important things to make sure what ever radio you use, get the SWR right. https://www.wearecb.com/what-is-swr.html . And you could reach out and recieve great.
     
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  19. Mar 31, 2020 at 1:49 PM
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    That's the kind of info I love! Thanks man...now who has an SWR meter?
     
  20. Mar 31, 2020 at 2:13 PM
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    I have 1 but right now social distancing. They are cheap just google it like under $20.00.Off today but back to the front lines tomorrow delivering essentials.
     
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