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GMRS or CB

Discussion in 'MURS / FRS / GMRS' started by r carl, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. r carl

    r carl Active Member

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    Just a simple question, which will penetrate farther into a forest?


     

  2. sp5it

    sp5it Master of puppets

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    CB, no doubt.
    Mike
     
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  3. kopcicle

    kopcicle Sr. Member

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    GMRS/FRS is nearly line of sight.
     
  4. r carl

    r carl Active Member

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    Thanks guy's that is what I thought.
     
  5. Slowmover

    Slowmover Sr. Member

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    Best install of a mobile (not handheld, per se) favors any radio available.

    Mines busted but the neighbor has something.
     
  6. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    It would be interesting if someone made a dual band radio that did both. Might be hard to get the same antenna to do both, I don't know.
     
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  7. Slowmover

    Slowmover Sr. Member

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    Does argue for twin NMO mounts. Or a selection of mags. Mount anything.
     
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  8. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    CB...
     
  9. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    Even if you can see the other person does not mean you will be able to communicate with tha person. Very poor radio system design.
     
  10. sunbulls

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    GMRS is more reliable when the noise level is high during skip periods on CB. GMRS is even better yet if you're able to sign up with a local repeater covering that particular area. If you're thinking about a pair of talkies for hunting etc, long telescopic CB whips don't fair very well among trees.
     
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  11. snow bird

    snow bird Well-Known Member

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    Cb
     
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    2NC995 DAN

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    Mobile to mobile CB would be the ticket, except as sunbulls mentioned: when QRM is at s9.

    For HTs it's another story all together and I'd choose VHF over both CB and GMRS (if an option for the application).
     
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  13. r carl

    r carl Active Member

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    This is what I have and I was wondering what mobile to buy. Would an anytone 5555 communicate with both? I have no need now but would be nice to have in a shtf situation.
     

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  14. kopcicle

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    ...not both, just the two on the left.
     
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  15. 2NC995

    2NC995 DAN

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    The AT5555 will not talk to the Midlands.
     
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