10 meter radio in a truck - legal question.

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by nawarra1, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. nawarra1

    nawarra1 Light Load Member

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    Just got a tuned mirage 36hp as a gift.
    Can I put it in my truck and use in just in cb diapason? It's about 45 watts. I know that it's not legal, but can I get any problems or ticket at weight station or somewhere with it? I am not going to get ham license. Not interest at all. Also I will use my stock cascadia antenna. Basically I don't get any advantages over cobra 29. May be it make sense to sell and put basic cobra to stay out of trouble? Does it ever happen that dot guy give a ticket for export radio?
    thanks!
     
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  3. cadillacdude1975

    cadillacdude1975 Road Train Member

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    dont have it cranked up and splattering everywhere, stay in the 40 channel CD band, keep your trap shut about what kind of radio you have and no one will know any different.
     
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  4. nawarra1

    nawarra1 Light Load Member

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    Thanks! That's a great news!
     
  5. Ridgeline

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    Sell it and get a real CB.
     
  6. muleshoe

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    I'd keep it. Pick up a regular cb with cash money. Put the Mirage away, and then as you get to know radio's you might want to run a 10 meter. Just don't trade it you'll most likely get the short end of the stick.
     
  7. Wingnut1

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    State DOT guys are not the Fed guys from the FCC. And running a factory Cascadia antenna will likely stifle most of that power anyway.
     
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  8. nawarra1

    nawarra1 Light Load Member

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    Why? What are the advantages of doing it?
     
  9. nawarra1

    nawarra1 Light Load Member

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    Why regular cb is better choice? Will I get any significant difference?
     
  10. JCordle

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    Make sure the swr's on the ant. Are good! And run the 10
    Meter. no one and I repeat no one is going to care.
     
  11. nawarra1

    nawarra1 Light Load Member

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    I have no idea how to check it on internal antenna. Will figure it out, when my truck will be delivered.
    i will be able to check it. But won't be able to fix it, I believe.
     
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