<font face="Comic Sans MS">Oh man good luck dealin' with them... I've not done so personally but have seen some horror stories about 'em.
I personally run an RCI 2950DX. Does AM/FM/CW (morse code), LSB/USB and functions as a PA. It's a dual band amateur/HAM radio but can be converted to cover cb channels as well. This thing opens up from 24mhz to 32mhz.
I'm not *quite* a HAM yet so I only use the freebands (area above/below the 40 CB channels but not the HAM freq's)... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
Talks excellent skip. Expect to spend about $300 on one though. Doesn't drift much. Coincidentally I'll be tryin' for my HAM ticket sometime late this year or early next, so it's not like I'm not studying...
Oh it'll display frequencies as well as CB channels... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
AM uses a carrier and two bands one above and one below carrier. These bands have exactly the same info transmitted on them but opposite I believe. One is the negative of the other. Sidebands use no carrier wave and only one of those "sidebands". Uses the same frequencies as AM though. Extra channels are just extra spaces to talk.
FM modulates the frequency rather than amplitude of the waves like AM/SSB does. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
Hope that helps some... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] I like radios...
But yep good luck with EEI, many on a forum I'm on (World Wide Radio Forum) have had some bad experiences and definitely do *NOT* get the "turbo tune", as that's no good at all...</font>
The one and only 'Sandturnip'