we use our cbs on the local runs alot. the problem is if you squelch out the skip. then you cant hear some of the other rigs. the last one another and myself used some of these little walkietalkies, but it is hard to understand over the motor and other noises. there is no skip however
I think they are called sideband channels..or is that something else?? Does anyone have info/websites on how to modify CB radios. I've had one for about a year, and now that it's not new, I don't mind trying out my electronics abilities on it! Hmmmm, that sounds like the reason I use to modify lots of things?? [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
on the last trail run my spotter brought along a pair of those cheapo FRS handheld radios. I clipped one to my drivers side sunvisor and he was able to give me nice verbal instructions on some obstacles. I know that doesnt solve your CB issue, but i thought I'd share it anyways.
i have 2 motorola talkabouts and another has 3 of them they are just hard to hear unless you are on a slow trail but we are usually tearing around the beach or mud or on some road thru the mountains and even with cbs sometimes we need more range i recientally installed a linear but that doesnt help the skip problem just helps others hear me over it
Now days there is a "no code" requirement. It lets you have all amateur priviledges above 50mhz. The license is renewable every ten years. The only cost is the book "Now You're Talking" from the ARRL and the cost of the exam. If I can do it, anyone can.