CB to GMRS Conversion?

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by russbrill, Jun 11, 2021.

  1. Night Stalker10

    Night Stalker10 Road Train Member

    1,085
    533
    Jun 26, 2017
    0
    Yes, I assumed that a 1/4 wave antenna for the 460mhz gmrs radio could be as short as 6 inches. At least according to my math. I know the commercial 5.5 gain antennas are around 34 inches long. I have a silver based nmo 2 meter antenna (which as you know is around 19 1/4 inches), that I had bought from a friend years ago who works at a Motorola shop. I really like the shorter low profile antennas. Plus they are very durable.
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

    6,937
    6,332
    Sep 25, 2007
    Rosamond, SoCal
    0
    i like to run the 1/4 wave nmo antennas, Dont like advertising radio eq while driving, Although I have a HF antenna I use on occasion (tarheel) which is obnoxious
     
  4. Night Stalker10

    Night Stalker10 Road Train Member

    1,085
    533
    Jun 26, 2017
    0

    Ha, ya and the tarheels aren't cheap either. I feel the same way about the 1/4 wave nmo antenna. Plus they work just fine as far as using repeaters go.
     
  5. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

    6,937
    6,332
    Sep 25, 2007
    Rosamond, SoCal
    0
    I really think HF is way more enjoyable on the workbench in the garage, Put in a shelf over the top of the bench for the HF rig, Service monitor, the stuff the YL wont let in the living room.
     
    handlebar Thanks this.
  6. craig_sez

    craig_sez Road Train Member

    5,055
    2,348
    Sep 5, 2013
    novascotia,Canada
    0
    Who wants to put up $5 to think that russbrill is flippin in his tight whiteys about this supject..Its got a wee bit of traction here and i can picture the man with a huge kid like grin..
    Personally i just dont see it growin to any real amount,it may see some advantages in some places but njst not so big in the truckers world...Now i say truckers world and not these new fangled preppy this job will get me by flip flop wearin pretty boy types...
     
  7. Timin770

    Timin770 Road Train Member

    1,302
    1,094
    May 27, 2011
    Canton, GA
    0
    I have had a bit of fun with a little handheld Baofeng. At Sysco Concord NC they sometimes put you out on the "lot" and then later call you with a door number. The warehouse calls out to the guard with their FRS radios and tells him the door number, then he dials the driver up on the phone and gives the door number. When the guard called me yesterday I already had heard my door number so I said "Door 28, right?". He was like "how did you know that?" Lmao
     
  8. craig_sez

    craig_sez Road Train Member

    5,055
    2,348
    Sep 5, 2013
    novascotia,Canada
    0
    Yeap where i pick up and deliver just started useing two way so yeah it can work no doubt..Just not in the way that russ is wishing and somewhat pushing..

    When i ran the usa and companys wanted a cell #,i just said no phone and shunters came n got me..
     
  9. russbrill

    russbrill Light Load Member

    275
    124
    Nov 10, 2017
    0
    You are going to see more warehouses using FRS.. Even DeWalt has entered into the game https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-...ith-Headsets-2-Pack-CBA1DXFRS800SV1/312703559
     
  10. russbrill

    russbrill Light Load Member

    275
    124
    Nov 10, 2017
    0
    If you're using the Wouxun KG-1000G to communicate with FRS users, set the KG-1000G to Narrow Band.
     
  11. Timin770

    Timin770 Road Train Member

    1,302
    1,094
    May 27, 2011
    Canton, GA
    0
    Me and my grown son are thinking about both of us getting 1000-G's, not for trucks (he's not a driver) but just to fiddle around on the N GA repeaters. They sound pretty active. My boy lives a few miles away
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted