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cb radios

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by fisher42, Aug 11, 2004.

  1. fisher42

    fisher42 Banned
    Messages: 55

    does anywhere else use cb radios for comunications while plowing? what are the advantages/disadvantages-thanks
     
  2. SCSIndust

    SCSIndust Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    Many people use Nextels now. I thought the range of cbs were very limited??? You'd have to be plowing pretty close to each other....
     
  3. mylawn03

    mylawn03 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    I have a CB and a nextel...CB is free...but you got to have a darn good antenna for it to be worth using....
     
  4. DJC

    DJC Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    we use Nextel:) saves on saying 10-4, over and out, message copyed and received;)
     
  5. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,829

    I use nextels but down by the water in southwestern ct im thinking of getting a cb with a linear amp and 1000 wt antenna like a big stick
     
  6. BRIMOW525

    BRIMOW525 Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    We use CB's in lots and such. Not very good for any distance's, esp. during snowstorms. I want to get Nextel and be done with it. Have to wait till Jan for my contract to run out with Verizon. Great service but I really want the 2 way radio feature of Nextel.
     
  7. gpin

    gpin Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    I n Phila, Nextel works great Nextel to Nextel, but we have trouble with the cellular service so we went back to Verizon.
     
  8. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,829

    you put a 100wt or bigger linear amp in you can talk real far away
     
  9. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    we use cb's truck to truck on the same property and all of the crew leaders have nextel's
     
  10. jimsmowin

    jimsmowin Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    we use business band radio 12.50 per month talk all you want and every body hears, don't have to call 5 phones to tell every one same thing radios are not cheap but once your set up it beats the phones talks from one county to the next about 100 mile radius no body else on our channels
     
  11. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    I get 250-300 miles during a storm with just a 1000 watt linear amp
     
  12. PSDF350

    PSDF350 Senior Member
    Messages: 577

    just so you guys know nextel isn't everywhere. if i had nextel it would be absolutly useless waste of money. thats why i have sprint it also has the walky they call it ready link.
     
  13. BRIMOW525

    BRIMOW525 Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    hey Plowman....whats with these linear amps? Never heard of them. Whats the deal? What is the usual price? I'm new to the CB thing so gimme the run down, or anyone else that knows about them.
     
  14. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    linear amps are illegal
     
  15. BRIMOW525

    BRIMOW525 Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    Illegeal huh? how does "one" aquire one or more of these cb "enhancement" devices?
     
  16. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,829

    wolcott cb or even ebay sells them
     
  17. BRIMOW525

    BRIMOW525 Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    where is wolcott cb? ebay huh? haveta check it out.
     
  18. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266


    and your point is?

    www.exportradios.com & ebay
     
  19. fisher42

    fisher42 Banned
    Messages: 55

    ya, will someone explain linear amps to me?
     
  20. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,829

    The cb puts out 4 watts and recieves 5watts they make linear amps in all diffrent sizes 100wt i have seen 1000 wt ones it increases your talk power big time its like tweaking your truck for max power