FollowupID: 696605 Submitted:
Tuesday, Aug 03, 2010 at 08:30
Mike DiD posted:
My statements and the one from Standard Communications are both true - IF you keep in mind that any radio manufacturer is desperate to get people to keep buying their old-standard radios until they can start selling radios built to the new standard.
"Current 40 Channel UHF CB Radios will not become obsolete and will continue to operate on the original 40 channels"
- well, yes, with the limitations I mentioned above - UNTIL January 2016. The government has sugar coated the bitter message that everyone will have to throw away their old radios by stating that the old 40 channel radios "will not be supported" after 2016.
UHF CB users aren't alone - many users of commercial UHF radios will have to buy new radios.
I have radios that support Narrowband in the UHF CB range - BUT i'll still get interference from Channel 39A and Channel 40A when I listen on Channel 40. This is because it's easy to make sure aradio only transmits only within the new narrowband Channel 40, but it's more expensive to have a second switched filter to eliminate receive inteference from the two adjacent channels.
The government has stated that the development of the standards for the new radios "may take around 12 months" and manufacturers can't build new radios until that standard is finalised. So manufactures really need people to keep buying their existing 40-channel stock for the next 15 months.