1. You can now help support WorldwideDX when you shop on Amazon at no additional cost to you! Simply follow this Shop on Amazon link first and a portion of any purchase is sent to WorldwideDX to help with site costs.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
This forum does not allow a single user to have more than one username. If anyone wants to change their username contact an admin and it will be done. Multiple accounts belonging to the same member will be deleted without warning.

FM coming to CB in the US ?

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by CDX8412, Jul 21, 2021.

  1. Crawdad

    Crawdad Down in the mud invasive species

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2016
    Messages:
    574
    Likes Received:
    1,157
    Yes, it'll be great when all three modes are operating (or attempting to) on the same frequency at the same time. With big amps. Can't wait. Should be fun. Maybe they'll add CW in too. C'mon FCC, hurry up.


     

  2. sp5it

    sp5it Master of puppets

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2009
    Messages:
    1,914
    Likes Received:
    2,169
    We have FM since forever here.
    99.9% are using AM.
    I use FM to DX - many stations abroad use FM only on legal 40. AM is banned in some EU countries.
    Also I use FM on local chitchat more pleasant to listen, better bandwidth.
    Mike
     
  3. Crawdad

    Crawdad Down in the mud invasive species

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2016
    Messages:
    574
    Likes Received:
    1,157
    Am not bashing FM. It's the combination of three modes onto one set of 10kHz spaced "channels" that doesn't make sense. We're not like Europe here, yet. It's already like unrestricted warfare in parts of the USA. Adding another mode won't help unless their intention long term is to remove AM/SSB. That should be fun.
     
  4. sp5it

    sp5it Master of puppets

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2009
    Messages:
    1,914
    Likes Received:
    2,169
    And one more thing: there is much less interference from FM, channel bleedover is not existent.
     
    WECSOG, Bow, Slowmover and 2 others like this.
  5. The20poundhammer

    The20poundhammer Sr. Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2016
    Messages:
    301
    Likes Received:
    656
    I used to work a station in Costa Rica on FM and it worked really well for us. Also a friend in Brazil and I did it a while back works pretty well for DX.
     
    AudioShockwav and Crawdad like this.
  6. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2017
    Messages:
    4,428
    Likes Received:
    6,842
    I wonder what the deviation standard will be? I can see it now, the truck stop cb shops will be selling the FM super whack pack.......
     
    USXDriver, NZ8N and Crawdad like this.
  7. midnight special

    midnight special Sr. Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Messages:
    894
    Likes Received:
    598
    my thoughts,, we have a cber with to much to drink here in the tampa bay area that gets on 19 fm and just wants to upset every one,, fm is fine but the need to expand the band for it,,, and with so many snake oil ideas it will be a poop show,, there are cbers that have been in it for years and cant even use ssb think of them when fm comes along and they trying to get it to swang swang on fm with 1500 watts,, here there are so many agitators that if ya try to talk sideband they will be right there talking to their selves on am,, i can imagine what happens with fm,,
     
    NZ8N, Shadetree Mechanic and Crawdad like this.
  8. Handy Andy

    Handy Andy Do Your Research First, Then Decide...

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2018
    Messages:
    4,952
    Likes Received:
    6,532
    Ah yes, the New Kids On The Block - will now be known as - The New Kids On The Stereo
     
    Rwb and Crawdad like this.
  9. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2005
    Messages:
    16,632
    Likes Received:
    10,456

    IIRC 2.5KHz was the standard deviation used in Europe.
     
  10. Cabover Bob

    Cabover Bob Tap tap tap......pay attention

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2020
    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    299
    It's now subject for YT videos as well.



    Novice question - can am and fm operators communicate with each other ? Or are fm transmissions only received by an fm receiver ?
     
    Shadetree Mechanic and Rwb like this.
  11. sp5it

    sp5it Master of puppets

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2009
    Messages:
    1,914
    Likes Received:
    2,169
    It's fun to see someone reinventing the wheel :)
     
  12. Rwb

    Rwb Sr. Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2018
    Messages:
    2,815
    Likes Received:
    3,474
    yep the fred flintsone of airwaves
     
    Bow and Crawdad like this.
  13. Jay Mojave

    Jay Mojave Sr. Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2015
    Messages:
    284
    Likes Received:
    508
    FM on CB this will be great! Repeaters will show up and the wars will start, oh what fun. AM and SSB will always be there, but now long range repeaters will go up and have significant longer range as compared to say 2 meter repeaters, some what.

    We had CB repeaters back in the 1980's in the San Fernando Valley in Southern Ca, what fun it was. And there were FM, every body had 10 meter type radios modified for CB or Ham radios modified for CB.

    If I remember right the input and output was different than the standard 10 meter repeaters having 100Kc separation. The input was below CH 1 and the output was above CH 40, probably 600Kc separation. The ham bones said our linear amps wouldn't work on FM, no they worked just fine.

    Yes FM, what frequencies do they want to use?

    Jay in the Great Mojave Desert
     
  14. TM86

    TM86 Sr. Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2014
    Messages:
    730
    Likes Received:
    986
    Shadetree Mechanic and Rwb like this.
  15. grimace

    grimace Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2005
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    33

Share This Page

  • About Us

    The WorldwideDX Radio Forum was originally established in 2001. We pride ourselves on welcoming Radio Hobby enthusiasts of all types, while offering unbiased, informative, and friendly discussion among the members. We are working every day to make sure our community is the best Radio Hobbyist's site.
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Premium VIP Member

    The management works very hard to make sure the community is running the best software, best designs, and all the other bells and whistles. Care to buy us a beer? We'd really appreciate it!

    Donate to us!