New GMRS Radio video review!

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by russbrill, May 22, 2021.

  1. Timin770

    Timin770 Road Train Member

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    I think GMRS would work for me for this reason: I'm usually just hollering across the median strip.

    I think if I bought one I'd put a sticker or sign on the back of my vehicle: "Monitoring GMRS Channel 16" etc
     
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  3. Night Stalker10

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    Yes, but as you know the 11 meter band is a short range communication band. That's why the FCC chose it years ago for CB. As far as I can tell this video was just an unbiased view on the two different radios of interest. As you know, you still have to talk 5 to 20 miles just to reach the repeater (with a GMRS radio), so it can can forward your signal out a farther distant yet. So UHF isn't as restricted simplex distance wise As you think. To me the big difference is in the size of the antennas.
    As far as skip goes, that really doesn't have any bearing on this video. I'm not trying to say CB is better than GMRS. I just thought it was a good comparison video between the two services.
     
  4. Night Stalker10

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    Hmmm this sounds familiar.
     
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  5. Timin770

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    Lol did somebody already say that? I was just ruminating on how I'd let anybody know I was (also) on GMRS. I wouldn't want to have two totally silent radios
     
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    Kinda hard to read the rear sign across the median at a cumulative speed of 140mph :)
     
  7. Timin770

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    That's not my target audience. I run the same roads every day. If a couple drivers a day notice the sign they might look into it.
     
  8. Night Stalker10

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    Hee, no but that's what people did back in the 70's. My brother kept his radios on channel 3, except when he was traveling on a major highway. I remember the round bumper stickers on people's cars or the back of a semi trailer saying they monitored channel 10 or some other channel. I guess they didn't have to listen to all the chatter on 19, and if someone saw their sticker and wanted to say something to them, they knew which channel to go to. It just brought back memories when I read your post. It's actually not a bad idea.
     
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  9. Timin770

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    I would think one of the key things to get drivers to adopt GMRS is to get at least one model on display in truck stops. While it's true we have many CB diehards out there, the industry is changing rapidly with thousands of young people coming on board.

    As a side note, I wonder if drivers would follow licensing regulations. A lot of them are sure as heck running more than 4 watts on CB
     
  10. Night Stalker10

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    I thought the same thing about the regulations. It didn't work with CB so chances are great it won't work with GMRS. Especially when people find out the license cost $70.
     
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