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    Mongoose Maine

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    GRMS Radio

    Post by Mongoose Maine on Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:09 pm

    Can you use a cb antenna with a grms radio?
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    Re: GRMS Radio

    Post by booth9c1ss on Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:27 am

    No. CB is 27mhz. GMRS is 460mhz. Not only will it not work, it will damage the radio because the SWR will be way off.

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    Re: GRMS Radio

    Post by booth9c1ss on Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:31 am

    This is what you want. ..

    http://www.cabelas.com/product/MIDLAND-MICRO-MOBILE-GMRS-RADIO/2041820.uts?productVariantId=4199603&WT.tsrc=PPC&WT.mc_id=GoogleProductAds&WT.z_mc_id1=04189347&rid=20&gclid=Cj0KEQjwpNm-BRCJ3rDNmOuKi9IBEiQAlzDJH-YNVSh9IAyX4kgK2Jaiv_V_U5rgCSZoFJ5QQrXmwkkaAspz8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds

    You do realize that this is a FCC license required band too.
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    Re: GRMS Radio

    Post by Mongoose Maine on Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:20 pm

    thanks that's the radio that I'm looking at but I was wondering about the antenna. I want to try and find an antenna that looks like my firestik antenna that will work with grms radio. Yes I am willing to spend the 80$ to get my license but I could still use this on my work sites without my license due to company license coverage.
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    Re: GRMS Radio

    Post by booth9c1ss on Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:06 pm

    Do you want an antenna for looks or for function?

    If that radio has a so259 (Coax plug), you could get a [ham radio] antenna for 440 band. Often these are tunable whips that come a little longer than they need to be, then you trim it to tune it... they usually come with trimming charts.

    I don't know it there are fiberglass wound antennas for that band/frequency.

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    Re: GRMS Radio

    Post by MtnClimber on Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:29 pm

    booth9c1ss wrote:I don't know it there are fiberglass wound antennas for that band/frequency.

    I haven't come across any in my researchin'


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