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    Quote Originally Posted by TANON View Post
    what is the best cb radio on the market today ?
    I know people will think i full of sh but the truth is...Galaxy,Connex,Ranger,Gen Lee,Super Star,Magnum,Stryker are all either built by the same company or share the same internail parts and toys so these days all radios are just about the same inside and out.

    Its not the radio as much as it is the tech that works on it because a stupid tech can make a $500.00 radio sound like a $50.00 POS! On the other hand a really good tech can make a $50.00 radio sound like a $500.00 radio so i would be more concerened about where is the best tech!

    So why buy a $500 Galaxy when you can get a $200 Connex that sounds just as good?


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    ok BIG QUESTION?????? i have looked up alot of these so called cb radios and i see alot of them are 10 meter . they look like cb's and have the same buttons and knobs and everything so they are not cb radios? i dont think i want to pay for a ticket from the fcc or the dot for doing something i aint suppose too. so my real question is can i get a good radio like a galaxy or ranger with ssb and get heard out 5 + miles or do i have to have someone screw with it to make it a mack daddy over powered pos i have to listen to all the time???????

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    No tickets from the FCC. I prefer Galaxy radios I have a 44 I have had for 14 years and just bought a 99 from sparkys cb shack and once set up right the first time they run for ages with no problems. Should be able to talk 10 miles all day with a good set up. Then you can talk and not get walked on every time somebody keys up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluechevyv View Post
    ok BIG QUESTION?????? i have looked up alot of these so called cb radios and i see alot of them are 10 meter . they look like cb's and have the same buttons and knobs and everything so they are not cb radios? i dont think i want to pay for a ticket from the fcc or the dot for doing something i aint suppose too. so my real question is can i get a good radio like a galaxy or ranger with ssb and get heard out 5 + miles or do i have to have someone screw with it to make it a mack daddy over powered pos i have to listen to all the time???????
    SIMPLE TO ANSWER THEY ARE NOT LEGAL FOR EITHER.

    They are sold as EXPORT or 10 meter radios with the understanding you will not use them in the USA ......

    Does the FCC realy care ..... NO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WA4GCH View Post
    SIMPLE TO ANSWER THEY ARE NOT LEGAL FOR EITHER.

    They are sold as EXPORT or 10 meter radios with the understanding you will not use them in the USA ......

    Does the FCC realy care ..... NO.
    The FCC DOES care. They just don't have the capability to cite everyone breaking the law. They pay more attention to bigger fish. In the FCC enforement logs, people are being warned about using illegal radios, some are being fined.
    If someone wants to use citizens band, they should buy a citizens band radio, not these export/bootleg 10 meter radios are that being sold, then modded for CB frequency use. I hear them all of the time at the truck stops.
    As stated earliar, even if you have an Amateur License, these bootleg 10 meter radios are still illegal. They are not "type accepted" by the FCC.
    I have a 148GTL in my pickup, no mods, puts out legal power. Thats the way it will be because I don't want to lose my ham license, and I have respect for the hobby and I want to play by the rules.
    My advice to people who are into the CB radio hobby is this.., If you want to talk around the globe, then get an Amateur Radio license. Leave the junk behind! Play by the rules!

    Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by peace62 View Post
    The FCC DOES care. They just don't have the capability to cite everyone breaking the law. They pay more attention to bigger fish. In the FCC enforement logs, people are being warned about using illegal radios, some are being fined.
    If someone wants to use citizens band, they should buy a citizens band radio, not these export/bootleg 10 meter radios are that being sold, then modded for CB frequency use. I hear them all of the time at the truck stops.
    As stated earliar, even if you have an Amateur License, these bootleg 10 meter radios are still illegal. They are not "type accepted" by the FCC.
    I have a 148GTL in my pickup, no mods, puts out legal power. Thats the way it will be because I don't want to lose my ham license, and I have respect for the hobby and I want to play by the rules.
    My advice to people who are into the CB radio hobby is this.., If you want to talk around the globe, then get an Amateur Radio license. Leave the junk behind! Play by the rules!

    Dave
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    All my radios are legal.. CB, MURS and HAM ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by peace62 View Post
    If someone wants to use citizens band, they should buy a citizens band radio, not these export/bootleg 10 meter radios are that being sold, then modded for CB frequency use. I hear them all of the time at the truck stops.
    Dave,

    While I concur with what you posted, I believe the reason they're often sold is because they offer more features for less. For example, most exports come with echo, roger beep and of course a tad bit more power. To take regular CB and add all of that you'd usually end up spending more.

    Do you also run a 10 meter radio in your truck in which you monitor to see if any truckers are yacking away at the truck stops?

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    think ill get a good ole cobra for now and work on either a galaxy or ranger later. i want to play by the rules and get my ham later in life so im walking the straight line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peace62 View Post
    Actually, you are correct. If you are going to test for Amateur Radio, the Technician test is the first you will take. The CW is no longer required.
    Also, those junk 10 meter radios in the truck stops are illegal for ham radio operators because those radios are not type certified by the FCC for amatuer radio use. The CB'rs buy them then perform a simple mod and then they have an illegal CB.

    KB0DV

    Actually the crappy, so-called "10 Meter" radios are not illegal for hams to use ON 10 and 12 Meters ON 10 Meters. "Certification" for amateur radios is not done---at least in the sense that commercial, civilian equipment is. Hams may use most ANY radio ON the ham bands so long as they meet certain, basic spectral purity requirements and bandwidth specs. The channelized "10 Meter" radios may NOT be used by anyone ON 11 Meters (including hams), nor may a ham convert any radio for "dual-use" so as to operate both CB and ham with ONE radio (tho it would be nice for the ham). CBers also may not convert these things for CB and use them legally on CB OR go up onto what they often think are "extra" channels and "company" channels. These are assigned to other users and can subject unlicensed users to $10,000 fines.

    GF

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    radio

    The best radio I have had is a galaxy 66 but someone stole it. I just bought a stryker 490 an it really put the fire in the wire. I

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