Uses of a race radio

Jack

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If you get a ham radio and modify it for race frequencies, then you can get a licience, and use it ant time with repeaters and talk to lots of people, or just your buddies that do the same. I use them on all my off road trips, works alot better then CB and without all the noise. Just get your liciences, it is very easy.
 

Kritter

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You can monitor a lot of local services...cops, fire dept, etc... you can pick up a list of freq from a radioshack or anyplace that sells radios. I know in vegas we were helping out a team that was on the LVPD channel so we didnt say much at all but when somebdoy did the cops walked all over them.

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martininsocal

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Kris- that should end soon. The federal gov't is opening up some high band stuff for emergency services(800 and 900 range) and I believe that unless you already have an old scanner with those bands in them, you won't be able to hear the cops anymore...

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Ham radios are alot more practical and fun . Your starting to hear less from fire and police on the Hams, I think they are using some type of digital system now . One bad thing about hams is they are not as tough as the race radios , even though some are designed to be mobile units. I have a Kenwood that lasted one season , it only cost about $130 .

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Baja you mean "on the go" programmable Hams...right? A race radios is a Ham radio but most are preprogramed and have a specific preprogrammed freq for each channel....I dont know how many times somebody has gotten in my truck and said..."nice CB" if they only knew the thing cost 8 or more times as much! If you are not using the radio in a race car then the programmable radios are the way to go becuase you can change the freq or scan all the freq's that you are monitoring for under $200 whereas a race radio will cost you twice that and you wont be able to dial it into what freq you want...only what you had programmed.

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