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Offline Hill Walker

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Handheld CB radios
« on: December 10, 2011, 18:14:50 PM »
Since AM is used in Ireland, would the American handheld CBs work here? For instance I've my eye on the Cobra HH38 or Midland 75-785 which are cheap to obtain from the US.

It seems that the Maycom AH, a few expensive Intek radios, and a single Midland 42 Multi are the only ones available within the European Union from suppliers.

It's too much hassle to put in a vehicle mounted CB, so I was hoping the handheld option might be a solution.
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Re: Handheld CB radios
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2011, 19:10:14 PM »
Avoid CB handhelds as the Noid.

(will work but waste of time and money)
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Re: Handheld CB radios
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2011, 23:43:13 PM »
yes must agree a waste of time handheld cbs and you will get caught for import duty from the states
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Re: Handheld CB radios
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2011, 08:21:20 AM »
The HH 38 WX ST Hand Held CB Radio with Weather & SoundTracker is a nice piece of kit and has acceptable reviews and is a good price even if adding on the duty.

The 40 channels are the same as the Mid Band D Channel with Ch1 being 26.965mHz with the usual spacings. It would make a nice event rig with better coverage than say PMR but otherwise a fully USB desk/vehicle model can be bought from the UK or Ireland for similar money.

The short range reception of the supplied rubber duck might be a tad disappointing even compared to the magmount on a vehicle. After you get a better antenna ~ IMO the benefits of the handheld are minimal. Nice bit of kit, if you like radios it's a nice additional for the collection, but not very practical.
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Re: Handheld CB radios
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2011, 22:12:42 PM »
Thanks for the advice lads.
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