CB Radio

Submitted: Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 13:24
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It looks as though our CB is needing to be replaced as can only transmit, not receive.
We were looking at a Digitech model from Jarcar. It is an 80 channel.

Does anyone have any advice? Any recommendation from anyone.

Thanks
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Reply By: olcoolone - Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 14:56

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 14:56
I'm not a big fan of these cheap UHF radio's, many say they are all right but what I have found is if you buy a known brand like GME or Icom (and Uniden sort of) they last for years and if anything goes wrong they can be repaired through a service agent Australia wide.... and you can get replacement parts easily.

I could understand if the GME and Icom was $1000 and the others were $200 BUT most of these cheap ones are only $100-$200 more than a quality one.

I have this theory with 4x4ers...... if they don't need it they buy cheap just to say "hey I have one".

A UHF radio is a necessity for travelling and 4x4ing and reliability is a big concern for me.

The way I look at it is we still have UHF radio's that are 10-15 years old and are still working 100%...... is it worth paying $10-$20 per year for something good and only pay for it once..... or buy something cheap and throw it away in 2-3 years when it fails.

We live in a society where everyone wants it now so they buy it cheap and don't really care what happens in a few years.

Thats my 2 cent worth.

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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 15:59

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 15:59
Hey Olcoolone , don't critize my Aldi cb it was only $99 and lasted nearly 2 hours.

I like you Uniden (almost) comment.

Des , what sort was it that failed so early as 80 channel units are not that old.

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Reply By: Echucan Bob - Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 15:53

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 15:53
Is it totally silent? Check the external speaker socket - if contacts are corroded it will give symptoms you describe.
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Follow Up By: SDG - Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 21:16

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 21:16
Or if you don't have an external speaker in it, try putting one in. Mine on my last trip died as yours has, but an external speaker bought it back to life.....
Obviously an internal speaker/wiring/circuit fault.
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Reply By: Member - Murray M2 - Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 18:17

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 18:17
Hi there, I would suggest stick with reputable brands, and remember when the new UHF channels come into use etc you will need a radio that can be programmed for the alterations required.

regards
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 18:19

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 18:19
What new UHF channels?
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Reply By: Member - Murray M2 - Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 18:27

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 18:27
re new channels, as you are aware uhf is going to 80 ch,s and in time as far as I know the old ch,s will be replaced.

regards
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 18:46

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 18:46
Arrhhh..... that can into force on the 27 May 2011 and it's illegal for retailers to sell new 40 channel radios, all have to be 80 channel versions.
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Follow Up By: SDG - Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 21:21

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 21:21
There is another new rule being discussed as well.
Hands free mics.
Some UHF's already use these, but apparently there is a push to make it a requirement.
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