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I haven't posted a dumb question in awhile... I offer this one (CB/two-way radios)

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Madjik_Man, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Mar 18, 2013 at 1:32 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    I have two-way (hand held) radios that I use on the trails with other vehicles, that are also using two-way radios.

    Would my two-way hand held work with vehicles that are running CBs if set to the same channel?

    Or do these devices use totally different bands/frequencies (or any other word I can pull out my wazoo that may or may not be relevant)?
     
  2. Mar 18, 2013 at 4:35 PM
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    Yes if your handheld is a CB and not a FRS radio or other radio. Is it a handheld CB?

    Every radio has specific frequencies it uses. Additionally, some are FM and some AM, which are not compatible. A very few HAM radios can be illegally configured to operate on both HAM and CB frequencies. Those are only supposed to be able to hear CB but not transmit. FCC type casts each portable radio so it only operates on a very set frequnct range and type. FRS, GMRS, LMR, HAM, CB, etc are all different and very few overlap.
     
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  3. Mar 18, 2013 at 4:37 PM
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    unless your radio is a hand held CB radio then no, you cannot. I wish though, I carry 2 two way radios in my truck and have a CB. But I am almost certain they are completely different frequencies.
     
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    Regular two way radios you would buy at a sport's store will not work with CB radios, they operate on different frequencies. Sport's store radios are generally FRS band frequencies, which are different than CB.
     
  5. Mar 18, 2013 at 5:01 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    Yeah I just have a couple of Motorola Talkabouts (T5950)

    Thanks for the replies. Looks like a CB will be in my future eventually.
     
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