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Re: Your talkin' 3-4 watts in a CB vs. 0.5 in a FR (archive)

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Posted by Tom M. on February 28, 2001 at 16:25:13:

In Reply to: Your talkin' 3-4 watts in a CB vs. 0.5 in a FRS... posted by Zeegar on February 28, 2001 at 14:19:40:

The final output power in the CB is not really the whole issue. CBs work on 27 MHz, FRS on 460 MHz. CBs propagate over the horizon, in perfect conditions you can get 25 miles range. The FRS is line of sight, that's one reason the FCC approved them so easily, no one jerk can mess up comms very far.

CB upside: they do have a better range, and they usually have much better audio sections (bigger speakers). Plus you can listen & talk to truckers on the highway.

CB downside: most Z3er's don't have them. They are big & heavy and take 8 AA batteries which they rapidly inhale. And you have ever listened to what truckers say?

FRS upside: Most Z3er's do have them. They're cheap & light.

FRS downside: Short range, and the cheap & small speakers are hard to hear with the top down.

Basically both are useful, but I use the FRS 10 X as much as the CB. I have the Cobra 46 WX as shown - only mine isn't the "Babe Winkelman Signature Edition" shown. Dang!

Tom M.

Earplugs in an FRS don't make up for this. Compatability with other drivers could be a issue as CB and FRS are not. My fellow drivers have all swith over to CB for range and audio clarity.

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