CB radios

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Hi all,
I'm going to Morocco in November and have been told that a CB will be
useful. I have absolutely no clue about CBs. I don't mind spending a
bit of cash, but what is the best option for something that will still
be useful in several years time, and pretty much anywhere on the
planet?
All comments gratefully recieved as usual,
Cheers,
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Andy Haxby
HDJ81
NL & UK.
 
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When I was a kid ;-)
You could not beat a cobra 148(cobra.com) it had AM/FM/upper side bands and
lower, probably all the channels you need for travelling worldwide.
But I expect its more complicated for over landing purposes as it's illegal
to have transmitters on certain frequencies in some countries or maybe just
to use them I am not sure?
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From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of Andy Haxby
Sent: 30 September 2008 20:51
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Subject: [ELCO] CB radios
Hi all,
I'm going to Morocco in November and have been told that a CB will be
useful. I have absolutely no clue about CBs. I don't mind spending a
bit of cash, but what is the best option for something that will still
be useful in several years time, and pretty much anywhere on the
planet?
All comments gratefully recieved as usual,
Cheers,
--
Andy Haxby
HDJ81
NL & UK.
 
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Andy, I bought a President unit from http://www.4x4cb.com/ . It seemed
fairly good value and the aftersales service was very good. The website also
does a very good job of explaining the various options.
I too am going to Morocco October/November but had read somewhere that CB
was illegal in Morocco.
Is anybody able to clarify?
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Paul Driver
Ilkley, West Yorkshire
[Email address removed]
07718 782828
 
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Hi All,
I bought a Midland 38 from these people and they were extremely helpful and
obliging. I would definitely recommend them.
TTFN
Chas
London UK '94 1HDT 80 Auto, 115000+ miles, Safari snorkel, Rocksliders,
Maggiolona roof tent, Engel fridge, Custom Winch bumper & winch
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To: <[Email address removed]>
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 9:28 PM
Subject: Re: [ELCO] CB radios
 
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Hi guys,
Don't forget that the proper whip (the longer the better), its
placement and tuning is as important and as the CB rig itself. No
point spending loads on a CB radio if it has no range due to these
factors.
Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80 (auto)
On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 9:39 PM, Chas <[Email address removed]> wrote:
 
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Yeah the K40 whip antenna is a good one for CB, although this was over 25
years ago :)
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of Roman
Sent: 01 October 2008 09:00
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: Re: [ELCO] CB radios
Hi guys,
Don't forget that the proper whip (the longer the better), its
placement and tuning is as important and as the CB rig itself. No
point spending loads on a CB radio if it has no range due to these
factors.
Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80 (auto)
On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 9:39 PM, Chas <[Email address removed]> wrote:
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Thanks to all for the advice, a purchase is imminent.
As far as I can ascertain, there is a problem with CB's in Morocco,
they are apparently illegal and certainly people recommend you hide
them when entering the country. I found some obscure piece of
information somewhere that the legality of CB ownership and use goes
with the person and their nationality, not the location, so CB's are
legal (for example) for British citizens in Morocco even if illegal
for the locals.
Try telling that to the local police or customs.
So just hide it when crossing the boarder seems to be the norm.
Thanks,
 
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Andy
Was in Morocco a few years back - three vehicles in convoy.
We just used hand held radios, which were perfect and easily stashed
from authourities.
They're also handy when exploring markets and smalll towns and
villages - you can keep in touch with your buddies and have the craic.
They are a good security device in these situations also.
At no time in my 5 months in Africa would a CB have been useful - no
one else I met had one...
Niall
 
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I think the key thing with the CBs is that if you are going to be travelling in a group, then it is worth having. I found it invaluable when travelling with friends in Morocco, but useless when alone!
It is also worth having a set of the small PMR radios if you have others in the car with you as Niall says, useful if you are running around a town in different directions and want to get in touch.
Regards
Julian
Email: [Email address removed]
Tel:=A0+44 (0)845 508 6863
 
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