I'm sure i'm gonna get a lot of flack for this newbie post
I grew up with CB
's in the 70's and had them in my car till the mid 80s.
Now, I'm looking to get back in the game. Although i have an iphone and hi speed internet i know for a fact, that i am
a flick of a switch away from being cut off should anything happen. So i have begun my research to relearn what i once used all the time.
looking for a reliable way to keep in touch with family that live about 60 miles away as the crow flies. Obviously standard 4 or 5 watt cbs won't cut it. So what i've gleamed from surfing the web, is that it seems to me that 'export cb
' or export ssb
in 10 or 11 meter is the tool that will get me that greatest distance. cbradiomagazine.com was touting a Magnum 350 that would put out 70 watts. How far will that transmit without a skip, i couldn't find out.
So I am
asking you pros, without too much ribbing me
... what you would theoretically suggest as a cb
radio system for two people who live about 60 miles away on relatively flat terrain. Some minor hills the terrain doesn't vary more than a couple hundred feet.
I see a lot of talk about the "export radios", but can't seem to get an idea how many miles one could get out of them. Also what is the best range one could hope for without a skip in a truck or car?
I don't think i want to get into the HAM radio with FCC
licensing. I just would like to be able to have a link and communicate if the SHTF.
Any insight on radios, antennas, or amps would be helpful.
Now again, i've been out of this for quite a while so i'm starting from scratch.
All suggestions are of course theoretical
as i fully understand that some of these options may not be legal if they were to be used in the once free USA.
Thanks for your hypothetical advice