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Old 05-19-2004, 12:21 AM   #1
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I was wondering if i could just buy a 2-way radio and tune it to channel 19 and if it would be able to listen and send messages to CB'*? has anyone tried this? I just dont want to buy a CB radio. I'd rather have something more handheld and dont want to pay alot for a handheld CB. Thanks!
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What for? I believe some states have it illegal to own a CB without a license or permit.
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First CB is legal everywhere, that'* why it'* called Citizen'* Band. That'* also why you get some real morons on there, but that'* a different story.

The two way radios you get through Target and whatnot are a different band. I believe it is Family Band, so no, you can't tune it to CB channels. If you were to find a set that used crystals, you could retune them, but I'm not gonna begin to guess on the legality of that project.....
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What for? I believe some states have it illegal to own a CB without a license or permit.
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A 10 meter radio are really tehe ones u need a permit with. Or HAM radios
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I was wondering if i could just buy a 2-way radio and tune it to channel 19 and if it would be able to listen and send messages to CB'*? has anyone tried this? I just dont want to buy a CB radio. I'd rather have something more handheld and dont want to pay alot for a handheld CB. Thanks!
A cheap hand held Cobra is about $25.00.
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What for? I believe some states have it illegal to own a CB without a license or permit.
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A 10 meter radio are really tehe ones u need a permit with. Or HAM radios

wrong.... sort of... while you DO need licenses for those.....

i have 8 mile cobra 2 ways to use channels 1-14 (low power .5 watt) its free, called FRS or family radio service... and to use 15-22 (GMRS - general mobile radio service 1 watt power) requires an FCC license $75 for 5 years......

also Police scanners in most states are a NO-NO unless you have a letter from the state police cheif sayin why you would need one (or are a FF/EMS)... i know here in MI its a MAJOR felony to have one at all in the vehicle EVEN if the battery is the glove box and the actulal scanner is in the trunk....
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http://www.advancedspecialties.net/cb-radio-faq.htm

all the info you need
I had a HR2510 (president) with a 500 watts "kicker"
with a ALPHA 5/8 base antenna
I could take to Jamaica when "skip" was rollin
and just about anywhere in the US on LSB
mind you "kickers"AKA linear amplifiers are IIlegal
but the FCC doesnt do the Greatest job regulating that stuff
so you can find them on ebay thou
i think you can use them with ham radios im not sure thou
and Admins calm down dont lock no Ilegal activitys going on
Just keepin it real !!
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some of those "BIG" radios can bleed into the radio staitions
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What for? I believe some states have it illegal to own a CB without a license or permit.
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A 10 meter radio are really tehe ones u need a permit with. Or HAM radios

wrong.... sort of... while you DO need licenses for those.....

i have 8 mile cobra 2 ways to use channels 1-14 (low power .5 watt) its free, called FRS or family radio service... and to use 15-22 (GMRS - general mobile radio service 1 watt power) requires an FCC license $75 for 5 years......

also Police scanners in most states are a NO-NO unless you have a letter from the state police cheif sayin why you would need one (or are a FF/EMS)... i know here in MI its a MAJOR felony to have one at all in the vehicle EVEN if the battery is the glove box and the actulal scanner is in the trunk....
Misdemeanor for the scanner in SOME areas. Never a felony.

To clarify some other posts here, CB is free, FRS is free. However, some FRS radios now are sold with higher power and do require a license. FRS and CB cannot 'crosstalk'. Frequencies are way off.
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I use to have an Olds Toronado that had a cb/radio combo as a standard feature. It was great while travelling.
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