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CB/Two-Way Radios: Compatible?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Plannerman99, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Mar 8, 2010 at 11:22 PM
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    Plannerman99

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    So I'm prepping to run the Mojave Road in two weeks and the guys I'm traveling with said a CB is a must have. I went to Radio Shack and they don't sell CBs anymore. Okay, besides getting over this little fact, the Shack guy tells me that their two-way handheld radios get all 40 of the same channels that a CB gets and are, therefore, compatible. Anybody know if such a thing is true, that the cheesy little two-way radios operate on the same bands as a CB?
     
  2. Mar 8, 2010 at 11:26 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

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    They shouldnt. As far as I know, Race Radios have channels like 153.76 not 1, 2, 3. PM Bajamoon for more info, he just bought one
     
  3. Mar 9, 2010 at 3:33 AM
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    CB radios / FRS radios (sold at radio shack) and Race radios all use different frequencies.

    They may have 40 channels or so, but cannot communicate with each other. Get a CB radio.
     
  5. Mar 9, 2010 at 2:19 PM
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    You can get hand held CBs. But CBs do not operate on the same frequency as two way radios. I Have a Nice CB, but I don't use it cuz there is not much room in my cab to mount it. I use the two way radios. I have a couple extras, that I hand to friends (cuz they never have any) and then we can stay in touch whether we are in the vehicle or out hiking around.
     
  6. Mar 9, 2010 at 2:59 PM
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    THANK YOU! This is the clarification I needed.

    Stupid Radio Shack guy... Glad I didn't purchase
     
  7. Mar 9, 2010 at 3:21 PM
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    If you have space issues, try the Midland 75-822. Mine seems to work pretty good, and I don't have a separate antenna yet.
     
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