Switch to GMRS from CB


JerryD

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Hi all -

Just curious how many have installed GMRS? Our club still pushes CB but with JJUSA ditching CB in favor of GMRS, I wonder if that will be the push that kills off CB for trail rides.

I have my V/UHF ham radio, full size CB, and put in a Midland MXT275 last month. The CB still has some utility, and it's mounted in my center console so it's not much of an issue, but if our club moves away from it, it will probably be coming out at that point. Thoughts?
 

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I have the same question. I believe the 2022 Moab runs will require GMRS.
I don't know what it has tha CB doesn't.
 
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I have the same question. I believe the 2022 Moab runs will require GMRS.
I don't know what it has tha CB doesn't.
CB is marginally cheaper and no license is required. CB am signal is horrible. GMRS can use repeaters and have higher power (50watts vs 4w IIRC). GMRS is better all around but it is "change" :)
 

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If I'm not mistaken, the cost gets cut down to $35 this summer. I'm just waiting for that to happen. I have my ham ticket, but the fam needs GMRS.

Tim
 
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I've switched over to GMRS. I still keep my CB just incase I need it, but GMRS is far superior to CB in every way. The radio I am uses advertises over 50 miles of range if unobstructed. I have found it works for at least 15 miles even when there are obstructions.
 
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I really wish Midland came out with a detachable faceplate model. I went with the one I did because of the dearth of mounting options.
 
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Mike AM

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We ran both CB and GMRS this week exploring a new forest road where heavy logging was going on, most of the log trucks and shovel operators in our area (WSTERN WA) use CB and that will help keep you from getting run over, but another group that was setting up the haul out areas and logs was definitely using GMRS. Since both are installed in my Jeep they will stay even if I eventually go ham.
 
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RickC137

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AM (CB) vs FM (GMRS). The quality of voice comms on FM is superior to AM. Add in 50 watts max vs 4 watts and its a no brainer.
 
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