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Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by WECSOG, Aug 1, 2021.

  1. kaos513

    kaos513 Sr. Member

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    I think FM will be easier to track down on illegal Power watch out guys


     
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  2. Low_Boy

    Low_Boy Sr. Member

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    I think it will be a big mess. People talking FM all over the band.
     
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  3. AudioShockwav

    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin
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    I dont think anything will change regarding enforcement, those rules have been on the books for many years and we have all seen how it works.
    If they really wanted to find you it's not going to matter what mode you are using.
    It has been my experience that CB and ham radio are just not that high up on the list of enforcement actions.
    I have been on both sides of this fence, 30 years ago I and others worked with Sheriffs, local Police, FCC field agents and in the end, Federal Marshals to get a really bad guy behind bars.
    He was a psycho and it stopped when things got so far out of hand that people were getting shot at.
    In the end Federal Marshall's arrested the guy on weapons charges, but the whole shit storm started on CB radio.
    It's like several Hams that have been screwing up the bands for years and it takes years more just to get them to pull a license.
    Its not like American Broadcasting Company that they can simply drop a $150,000 fine on and easily collect.
    That's my take on it after playing radio for a lot of years.

    73
    Jeff
     
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  4. Bow

    Bow Bastard Modulation Engineering

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    True, but you wanna bet that form factor starts to flood the market?
     
  5. AudioShockwav

    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin
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    That flood started with the Uniden export boards years ago, they are already here.
    This move by Cobra and President electronics is a way to help the sales of legitimate CB radios keep up with the exports..

    73
    Jeff
     
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  6. Bow

    Bow Bastard Modulation Engineering

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    True.. and Cobra still builds the same old radios... with "Delta Tune"...
     
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  7. Low_Boy

    Low_Boy Sr. Member

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    I am wondering if someone will come up with a FM board or a FM conversion?
     
  8. sp5it

    sp5it Master of puppets

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    No, they aren't.
    Main regulation in EU is CEPT. 4W AM/FM, 12W SSB 26.960-27.410 MHz
    In some countries AM is limited to 1W and 12 channels only, but FM allowed on 80 channels.
    In some countries AM is completely banned due to interference it produce on 1st and second harmonic.
    Mike
     
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  9. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    I was thinking of the older UK regulations. 40 FM channels on a separate band between 27.60125 MHz and 27.99125 MHz. That did indeed require a power attenuator function.
     
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  10. AudioShockwav

    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin
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    If you search a bit ( ebay) you can find FM boards for sale.

    73
    Jeff
     
  11. Low_Boy

    Low_Boy Sr. Member

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    Thank You.
     
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  12. Big Kahuna

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    I started spreading the word about channel 1 as the unofficial FM channel for making contacts, DX etc. Feel free to help spread the idea and maybe we can keep things slightly organized as a CB community.
     
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  13. Mustang 131

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    Channel 1 sounds like a great plan. I'll spin to it on the weekend on my Kenwood.
    The EU radios will become FCC type accepted in the near future. Cobra and President is only pushing this to keep production standards.
    Follow the $$ logic.
    And the FCC could careless about R/C or anything else around 27mhz.
     
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  14. grimace

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    I was looking at FM deviation meters don't know much about them is a heathkit IM-4180 good one to get
     
  15. darklife

    darklife Modulating Madness

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    So no one actually uses channel 9 for emergency use anymore right? :whistle:
     

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