Re: CB/SSB Radio Use - I have a few questions.
Originally Posted by dons2346
Why fool with a C
and radio? It is very easy to get your ham ticket and the ham bands is where the action will be. There is an excellent ham radio club in Vegas http://www.lvrac.org/
that will assist you in getting your ticket. You can study over a weekend and pass the Tech class and you are on your way.
Most areas have set up a emergency communications group such as this http://www.ccnvares.org/
that you can join and help during an emergency.
Modifying a 10 meter ham radio enabling it to transmit on the cb bands is against the law. You probably won't get caught but you never know.
Antennas don't have to be on a 100 ft tower to be effective. I have a 23ft Shakesphere marine antenna on my motorhome and I can talk around the world with 100 watts from my Icom 706MKIIG. I can also communicate at 5 watts around the world using different modes of transmission.
Ham is the way to go. CB just ain't going to get you very far.
Y'all be safe now, ya hear!
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