Radio Shacks "new" ham radio?

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  1. K0HWY

    K0HWY Ham Member QRZ Page

    I agree with you Ken, but with some of the recent changes in amateur radio, I can't say I'm really surprised to see this "10 meter CB."
     
  2. KC2ESD

    KC2ESD Ham Member QRZ Page

    I tried to find the 10M Cobra on Radioshack.com and could not find it. Ether this post is false or Radio Shack pulled it off the Market.
    Rick KC2ESD
     
  3. VE7NOT

    VE7NOT Ham Member QRZ Page

    If I may... alot of these are being sold outisde the usa. And the ones sold in the usa are legel to use on 10m anyway. They are NOT 11m radios. Yes you can mod them. Just like a Kenwood or Icom right? [​IMG]
     
  4. K5MSG

    K5MSG Ham Member QRZ Page

    I agree that after Christmas there may be a groundswell of new usage overwhelming the FCC's ability to control.

    Are there particular frequencies identified as being used by truckers so that one might monitor and inform the FCC?
    28.085? 28.375? Guess I will have to put my Argosy in the car.

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    I did a quick google search to see what the CBers are being presented with from their on-line sources

    http://www.roadtrucker.com/feature-cb-radios.htm
    "Care to Step up to the 10 Meter band?
    Following are a Links to Galaxy Radios with a bit more power. Some have much more than a bit more power."

    No mention of the illegality of operating these w/o a license

    http://www.cbshop.com/shop2.asp?g=18&sg=2
    "group: CB Radio - subgroup: CB Tranceivers
    Cobra 200 GLT 10 meter"
    listed w/o any words of warning


    http://www.gotruckstop.com/cgi-bin....play=10
    "Best in Class!
    HOT from Cobra electronics is the 200GTL DX 10 meter radio.
    Finally performance and durability meet. The standard Cobra high quality construction matched with two 50w final transistors make this a radio not to overlook."
     
  5. AB8RU

    AB8RU Ham Member QRZ Page

    the HR  series ?!?!?!   aw come on a freind of mine told me that they designed a crappy final output torroids loose as a goose that destroyed the finals !  if you can find a decent older XMTR pull the cover off there you see real design work and the Best is Motorola period.   Uniden only way they got into the US was in fact Midland employees went on strike and uniden sold Midland the boards for a series B Chicken Bander Radio 23 Channel.  after that well they came in the US market the 10 Meter was not acceptable for modding to Chicken Band and the FCC was not type certifying anything that was able to go anywhere between 24-30 Mhz.

    as far as my opinion on that radio is best used for a paper weight.
     
  6. W4CBJ

    W4CBJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Think they'll give me a discount [​IMG]?[​IMG]?  Joe W4CBJ
    (Citizens Band Jamboree).
     
  7. N2CUA

    N2CUA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Maybe the FCC should be notified before we get a bunch more CB'rs on 10 meters...

    Randy
     
  8. K0HWY

    K0HWY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Too late... they've already infested 75 as well ... [​IMG]
     
  9. VE7NOT

    VE7NOT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I haven't heard this. The only place I heard bad ops is 3760 and 3840 and the latter died off months ago.

    The cb band though (at least the upper part of it) is civilized ragchewin between hams. Like 160m
     
  10. KI4QFY

    KI4QFY QRZ Member

    The post is pure. I read it about the same day it was posted, and I did view the unit on the RS web site. I didnt go back to see if it was still listed though, just not worth the effort to me.
     
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