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08-01-2006, 12:47 AM
Citizens Band is from 26-28 Mhz...can we transmit on it with amatuer equipment? just wondering if anyone would know offhand.
08-01-2006, 12:50 AM
http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif here we go again. 90% of people here will say no . 5% could care less and the other 5%... well they will either being doing exactly that but not admit it.
Judging by your location I wouldn't worry about it.
08-01-2006, 03:00 AM
givin my location? I live next to the busyiest highway for Trucking traffic in alberta!! http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif But thanks for the answer.
08-01-2006, 02:01 PM
Hey, what's the deal here. You guys are both Canadians and you're not saying "eh".
08-01-2006, 09:44 PM
ha ha ha i dont think thats funny eh! http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif
08-02-2006, 05:18 PM
after spending hours and days and mths studyin math 17wpm code laws and regs fer hams and stuff learnin to use this gift of ham radio to help in times of need to help our communitys in times of emergencies I mean WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO GO OUT OF BAND TO WASTE YOUR GIFT IN A ILLEGAL SITUATION http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif?http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif?http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gifhttp://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif : http://www.qrz.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
08-02-2006, 06:11 PM
I should clarify that when I wanted to be a ham ,It took me 6mths to get 5 wpm. It took me on a journey as I found out what I was made of,I was 44 yrs old,Most of my life I wanted to get my ticket, but didnt think I could
make the commitment. Too many things to do , most of my friends in the jobs were hams,and I played around with cb never ran pwr,cb was easy to get on air in 1967.
but extremely limited.Anyway I had worked in elec tech field audio and digital stuff.But walked away from it in 1982.so in 96' Ineeded to give my inner self a lift.I was a caretaker of a 20 acre ranch on an indian res.No elec no phone no roads with in 3 miles water was from a spring on Palomar mtn where the observatory was.My nearest neighbor was 1/2 mile away,I kept people from poachin and cuttin down the oak trees,.So I used battery to run tv,lights and tools.One day I got some solar cells
then got on the cb,after a little while it dawned me I had all the time in the world to learn stuff, and so my journy began,.It took me 1 year to go from nothing to advanced.6 mths to get 5 wpm another 3 nths to get general then 6mths to get advanced,yeah I had a slight edge that I had been makeing and home brewing stuff since 1967,. what was really fun was I had 20 acres to build antennas,I built a full wave 80 meter loop up35 ft, used 2 home made towers and 2 oak trees, home made 2mtr quads 6 mtr yagi's all on generator or battery with solar cells,So its Hard for me to understand why if your aham why you would want to go out of band.I also was a member of local ham club and got to join races and helped relay messages from red cross to shelter when a fire broke out and some people were evac out as a precaution.One thing I rememberd was that hams use our talent to always help our community,so 73 Tom NE6ao
08-03-2006, 06:04 AM
08-10-2006, 02:39 PM
Quote[/b] (ve6wtf @ Aug. 01 2006,01:47)]Citizens Band is from 26-28 Mhz...can we transmit on it with amatuer equipment? just wondering if anyone would know offhand.
Here in the UK you would get your gear confiscated by the Office of Communications- the UK licencing Authority if your CB rig covered 26-28MHz. #This would also happen if you had a HF transceiver and you werent an Amateur.
There was a case not too long ago and not too far from me where a CB op was putting out CQ calls on 80m using a FT747 that had been "doctored" for 27MHz.
08-11-2006, 02:50 AM
Kyle, it is illegal in the US to use non-certified equipment in the CB band, I think they have the same thing in Canada, but I'm not entirely sure.
08-12-2006, 12:15 AM
As AD5UT said, it's illegal here in the states. Part 95 rules, the ones that cover CB here, say that CB gear has to be type-approved. No ham gear that I know of is also type-approved for CB, FRS, MURS or any other non-ham allocation, so it would be illegal even if you followed all other rules.
That said, the FCC has issued statements essentially saying that as long as you're not running power or disobeying other operating restrictions, they have no reason to enforce individual uses of non-type-accepted equipment in CB bands. (They mostly said this about cheapie GMRS radios being sold for FRS use. Since they were accepted for GMRS and not FRS, they would legally require a license, but the FCC said they wouldn't go after anyone who stayed on FRS under 0.5W)
It boils down to this: It would, in most cases, be a violation of regulations. However, if you really really want to, few people will bother to stop you.
08-15-2006, 12:19 AM
Quote[/b] ]after spending hours and days and mths studyin math 17wpm code laws and regs fer hams and stuff learnin to use this gift of ham radio to help in times of need to help our communitys in times of emergencies I mean WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO GO OUT OF BAND TO WASTE YOUR GIFT IN A ILLEGAL SITUATION ?? :
Well in the case of emergancy not all civilians have ham radios, duh. there are alot more CB radios in the hands of civilians than ham raidios. in an emergancy i could use a 10 meter 100 watt linear to communicate with others that arent hams, say to moniter channel nine?