Just bought this bad boy

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OwlHoot
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Just bought this bad boy

Post by OwlHoot » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:02 am

On a whim, well with one eye on prepping, I just blew £250 on a WOUXUN KG-UV950P 50 Watt Quad-Bander, Un-Blocked

I don't know the first thing about CB Radio, and I suspect not all of the bands are legal in the UK. So before using it I plan to attend CB Radio courses to clue myself up. May even learn morse code!

I wonder if one can buy transceivers for longer wavelengths, perhaps with a range of hundreds of miles, as these might be useful for communicating with fellow preppers after a major SHTF event, just to find out what happened and its extent.

Appin
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Re: Just bought this bad boy

Post by Appin » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:09 am

The Quad bands referred to are Amateur Bands not CB.

The bands on the Wouxun are the 10m 6m 2m and 70cm amateur bands.

The CB frequency range is from 27.60125 MHz to 27.99125 MHz.

As such the bands covered by the Wouxun are all legal in the UK BUT only if you have a radio ham licence. The Radio Amateur exam has been discussed several times in this section. It is straight forward. Go on to these bands and call "breaker breaker" in CB style and you will have problems.

Check the RSGB website for a local course to get your basic ( M6) amateur licence.

Appin

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Deeps
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Re: Just bought this bad boy

Post by Deeps » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:12 pm

OwlHoot wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:02 am
On a whim, well with one eye on prepping, I just blew £250 on a WOUXUN KG-UV950P 50 Watt Quad-Bander, Un-Blocked

I don't know the first thing about CB Radio, and I suspect not all of the bands are legal in the UK. So before using it I plan to attend CB Radio courses to clue myself up. May even learn morse code!

I wonder if one can buy transceivers for longer wavelengths, perhaps with a range of hundreds of miles, as these might be useful for communicating with fellow preppers after a major SHTF event, just to find out what happened and its extent.
Welcome to the forum, can you post an intro in the 'New Members Start Here' section. Cheers.

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