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Thread: Increasing output wattage on a uhf

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    Quote Originally Posted by threedogs View Post
    What is the benefit of having a higher wattage unit for in car 4x4 coms,
    in a UHF radio???
    As others have said, bugger all in 99% of useage.

    Whilst illegal the two situations from personal experience that may benefit are...
    On some of the large Cattle/Sheep stations where the base antennas are up a hill or a tower and can hit you but not the reverse.
    When operating as a relay for outback travel or long track 4WD racing checkpoints etc.

    It is better to go 5/25 watt licenced VHF but using tweaked commercial UHF or dual band UHF/VHF sets is way cheaper.
    Dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish.

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    4 options:

    1. Stay with the legal 5W and use a good radio and antenna, be happy that it will work and not drag unwanted attention. Anymore than the 5W is useless most of the time anyway and only serves to stroke ones ego.
    2. Get a license for a UHF, VHF-high or VHF-low band and then run a radio and antenna to suit. Other persons need matching radios to communicate. This form is known as 2-way.
    3. Get you ticket for HF (VKS) and then a radio/antenna and then talk to anyone on HF in the country while mobile.
    4. Get your Amateur ticket and the world of radio opens up for all things free of the CB bullshit that is really all you hear on the Cock-Band.
    There is no legal cure for STUPID!

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    Icom 400 pro can be reprogrammed for 25w output and different frequencies technically need a license. A bit of searching and you will find out how.
    Or a linear amp they come in various wattage outputs with your current unit but don't blame me if caught.
    Last edited by Snafu; 10th June 2016 at 09:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snafu View Post
    Icom 400 pro can be reprogrammed for 25w output and different frequencies technically need a license. A bit of searching and you will find out how.
    Or a linear amp they come in various wattage outputs with your current unit but don't blame me if caught.
    You are exactly the sort of idiots who make CB worse.
    There is no legal cure for STUPID!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LostBenji View Post
    You are exactly the sort of idiots who make CB worse.
    I think you need to ease up on the insults dude. Better to be thought a fool then open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LostBenji View Post
    You are exactly the sort of idiots who make CB worse.
    First thing LB how is it making it CB worse.

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    Thanks ET seems the only benefit would be on a commercial level.
    I miss my Dick Smith Hornet 2 {its in the shed] . I have plenty of radios
    including hand helds. even a spare basic 80 ch no idea where Ill use that

    This is not the place for name calling either, so lighten up eh
    04 ST 3lt auto, not enough Mods to keep me happy, but getting there

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    Quote Originally Posted by LostBenji View Post
    You are exactly the sort of idiots who make CB worse.
    no not really there LB some just up there power to get over the idiots buddy. cool your jets fella ......

    i know i have run illegal radio's at times. and as for a RI looking at your gear it is only people like nick harris in sydney throat punch in bris i think he is and drop kicks like that ,that will have there gear confiscated and a fine....
    if your not hasseling anyone they will leave you well alone

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    Btw LB Been playing with CB since the late 70's first radios were 18 and 23 ch crystal radios then onto 02a radios with 20 kc slides extra channels and so on cybernet chassis were the go like the twin board GE radios ...
    then onto yasue and kenwood radios chassing skip ...... ahhhh the dark ages of radio was so much fun

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    I remember a few things from the old CB days, where you needed a licence to operate a AM/SSB and knew of a mic called an Echo Mic and another called a Power Mic I think it was called, which took a 9 Volt battery in the back of the hand held mic. I heard there was a think called skip too. Days of old hey. I`ll be up for a new UHF soon and was thinking of the Icom.

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