Radio regulation ? ......

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 21:49
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Hi, does anyone know if it is legal to use those car radio which can set frequency manually e.g. UHF 440.000 MHz something like that (not pre-set 40 CB channel) in Victoria ?

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Reply By: Mad Dog Morgan (Geelong) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 22:37

Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 22:37
Hmm. 440 megs with a vfo sounds like an amateur radio rig to me which would be illegal without a Ham ticket. BEAM ME UP SCOTTY


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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Geelong) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 22:40

Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 22:40
By the way, most of the modern 70cm ham rigs can be easily modified to cover the UHF cb band but that would be illegal. BEAM ME UP SCOTTY


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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 07:50

Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 07:50
only if you get caught
Plenty of UHF out there which can transmit above 5 watts. Lots of commercial sets can pump out in excess of 10 watts on CB uhf.

Even the GME 4000 can be adjusted to get 8 wattsWow, am I cute! The extra long legs are built-in prevention against ducks disease. Great looks and a real goer. Doesnt waddle along like some.
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Reply By: Member - Eskimo - Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 07:54

Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 07:54
a commercial set is can be used to transmit CB uhf and be leagl if its max out is 5 watts. As for commercial stations you can listen but are not allowed to transmit. In an Emergency I dont think any thing would happen if one transmitted on above 5 watts on commercial stations.
And yes some sets can be tuned to do both Wow, am I cute! The extra long legs are built-in prevention against ducks disease. Great looks and a real goer. Doesnt waddle along like some.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Geelong) - Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 08:59

Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 08:59
All the commercial sets have channel switches don't they Eskimo. Don't think I've ever seen one with a vfo (variable frequency oscillator) that 2ndlow was asking about BEAM ME UP SCOTTY


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Follow Up By: Member - Eskimo - Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 12:02

Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 12:02
I should learn to read eh?Wow, am I cute! The extra long legs are built-in prevention against ducks disease. Great looks and a real goer. Doesnt waddle along like some.
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Reply By: jeff-wa - Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 15:56

Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 15:56
The Tait 2020 and an Icom I can't remeber the model of both can do 25watts and be programmed to the UHF channels, yeah it's illegal but who cares as long as your not being a twit on channel like 90% of UHF users are. As long as you are using it to just have a normal conversation and not getting in anyones way they are never going to worry about it. Apparently the ABA only has one person in WA now who even looks into complaints Regarding CB issues. He's not going to try and track someone down who is drving all around town in their car talking to their best mate about their favourate camping spot.
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