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#16 edd

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 09:56 AM

has anyone ever got a cband 2 way radio to work together? i know there meant to in theroy but everyone i have spoken to who has tried says they cant get their cb to pick up the 2 way radios



do you mean get the argos type radios working with the cb radios, if so not a chance cb works on 27mhz the argos type work on 446mhz you can get hand held cb's though if thats what your thinking

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 10:05 AM

i was gonna say "arnt they on diffwerent frequencys

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 03:12 PM

thats a shame

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 10:33 PM

PMR446 European Walkie Talkies

"PMR446" is a European Union standard for radios approved for use in the UK and the European Union. They have 8 channels, and a maximum range of around 2 miles in open country. No PMR446 radio can have more than 500mW of transmission power, so all makes and models effectively have the same maximum range.

PMR446 walkie-talkies can be used in any of the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway (from 2005), Poland, Portugal, Romania (channels 3,4,5,6 only), Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom. Other countries, including the Russian Federation, Norway and Latvia should be included fairly soon.

The European radio agency CEPT maked CB sets are also legal to use in the above countries

Only half a watt compared to CB's 4 watts? you say...its not all about power with radios..

The PMR446 specifications state that radios must have a maximum power output of 0.5 watt. Although this doesn't sound much when compared to the 4 watts allowed for CB, you must remember that at 446 MHz aerials are much smaller and can be more efficient than at the 27 MHz CB frequency.

The frequencies that CB and PMR446 use have considerably different characteristics. Signals at the CB frequency of 27 MHz tend to be absorbed by buildings, hills, and large obstacles. At 446 MHz signals have better penetration of large obstacles. This makes them ideal for use in buildings or heavily built up areas. The CB frequencies also suffer much more from interference than do PMR446.

Just some info for you you can always have both as pmr446 units are very cheep in Tesco LOL

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 10:28 AM

we used to use cb for a while all the time, still got my set, then we went on to pmr446 as our site grew and more members joined so they wanted cheap radios to keep in contact on cruises, but now more often than not we use our own private channel we pay for from ofcom ,

cb is good because you get traffic reports from truckers, well you still do in kent lol its a strange place down here though

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 11:00 AM

We are aware kent is a strange place...its where jammys kept :(

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 11:07 AM

thats ok then as long as im not the only one who thinks kent is bizzare :(




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