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Old 06-01-2010, 06:25 PM   #1
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Cb, frs, gmrs, ??

In the past I've always had a CB in my 4 wheelers. I don't have one in my new TJ yet and I'm wondering if I really need to. I don't regularly go out wheeling with friends any more. I don't see CB being used as much as it used to be. What are the chances I'm going to be out wheeling or need help and find someone on CB? There may have been a time when police monitored channel 9 but do they still?

Do most people on the forum still use CB when wheeling? Have you moved to FRS or GMRS radios?

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Old 06-01-2010, 06:44 PM   #2
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use cb for jeep to jeep. ham radio 2 meter band for help.

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Old 06-01-2010, 06:48 PM   #3
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I use them wheeling. Driving with the jeep guys back from wheeling or too wheeling. It is easier then trying to talk on the cell phones with all the noise! Wheeling it is nice to tell people what is around the corner or if there is a massive drop. You can get a small uniden for less then 60 bucks and it works well. They fit almost anywhere in a jeep also.
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:44 PM   #4
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Im a truck driver so I will say yes lol I use mine to talk to drivers and when im wheeling It's nice to be able to talk to friends! I have been in places where my cell phone would not work so if it was not for my CB I would have walked home (LONG WAY HOME) So I say it is mandatory to have one!
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Show some pictures of your cb's and where you mounted them. I am buying on my self this week and not sure what to buy
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:01 PM   #6
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Here is my set up,not the best but it works. I like to see my radio!
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:04 PM   #7
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:32 PM   #8
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Do most people on the forum still use CB when wheeling? Have you moved to FRS or GMRS radios?
My group tried to switch to FRS when they started to come out. I even got a fabulous Moto FRS which you cannot buy anymore, its sound quality is way and way better than anything on the market today (in both directions). But it turned out that CB has way better range when far away from the cities. My 100% stock little noname box with a good antenna can reach 5..8 miles hill-to-hill. FRS just cannot do it. So as the FRS fad passed we found ourselves with CBs again. Mind, our stomping ground is in the northern Nevada. If you do not go out with a group, might as well use FRS. It's good enough for travelling in a caravan and you can carry it in your pocket. Keep in mind that finding a good one is challenging nowadays.

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P.S. What always irritated me is how much FRS equpment is crippled by the regulations. I saw what hams with 430MHz equipment can do and there's no reason why FRS users would not be allowed to enjoy the same benefits. But the regulations say "no decent antennas".
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Old 07-03-2010, 08:27 PM   #9
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CB is a good choice for offroading because of its lower 27 MHz frequency. It gets out easier and has a longer range than higher frequencies do. GMRs. FRS, 2m or 440 MHz ham radios are cool but they operate at a significantly higher (2m ham is at 145-147 Mhz) frequencies which don't do well except on flat terrain. Ham radios can get around the flat terrain issue with repeaters that sit on mountain tops to repeat their signals over a wider area but not all remote offroad areas have repeaters in them.

So while I have a 2m ham radio in my Jeep, CB is my first choice for offroading. I'd say I use my CB 99% of the time and my ham radio only 1% of the time I'm offroad.

Here's my setup... the Yaesu FT2900R 2m ham radio is on top, the CB is a Uniden Pro-520XL.

Edit: Whoops, that's my old setup from my TJ that was stolen in March. The top radio is an ICOM V8000 in that pic. I guess I don't have a pic of what's in my replacement TJ but it's very similar other than having switched brands from the ICOM to the Yaesu ham radio.

Also the police no longer monitor channel 9 on the CB.
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