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Speaking of CB radio, when I think about the imbeciles that work at Ratshack & their ignorance of the hobby I must admit that it is only a sign of the times but I once remember a time in the 60's when the elitist at Barry Electronics on Canal Street in lower Manhattan would cater to the 3 piece suit crowd & leave the rest of us hobbiest standing in the doorway but the worst case of lying was when a friend & I bought 2 CB walkie talkies from Grand Central Radio located a block from GCT & when I asked him how far we could communicate with each other & he said "5 MILE CLEAR", of course when my friend & I tried talking to each other outside the store the maximum distance was 1/2 block, lo & behold when we returned wanting a refund he told us that they cannot by law take back FCC licensed CB radios, "5 MILE CLEAR" go figure.
 
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Speaking of CB radio, when I think about the imbeciles that work at Ratshack & their ignorance of the hobby I must admit that it is only a sign of the times but I once remember a time in the 60's when the elitist at Barry Electronics on Canal Street in lower Manhattan would cater to the 3 piece suit crowd & leave the rest of us hobbiest standing in the doorway but the worst case of lying was when a friend & I bought 2 CB walkie talkies from Grand Central Radio located a block from GCT & when I asked him how far we could communicate with each other & he said "5 MILE CLEAR", of course when my friend & I tried talking to each other outside the store the maximum distance was 1/2 block, lo & behold when we returned wanting a refund he told us that they cannot by law take back FCC licensed CB radios, "5 MILE CLEAR" go figure.
In this hobby you have to do your homework before you give up the $ :)

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Speaking of CB radio, when I think about the imbeciles that work at Ratshack & their ignorance of the hobby I must admit that it is only a sign of the times but I once remember a time in the 60's when the elitist at Barry Electronics on Canal Street in lower Manhattan would cater to the 3 piece suit crowd & leave the rest of us hobbiest standing in the doorway but the worst case of lying was when a friend & I bought 2 CB walkie talkies from Grand Central Radio located a block from GCT & when I asked him how far we could communicate with each other & he said "5 MILE CLEAR", of course when my friend & I tried talking to each other outside the store the maximum distance was 1/2 block, lo & behold when we returned wanting a refund he told us that they cannot by law take back FCC licensed CB radios, "5 MILE CLEAR" go figure.
That was one amazing sentence.
 

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I figure that "5 MILE CLEAR" means five miles of range if the terrain is flat and 'clear' of any obstructions. That would make it the 'truth', but there are conditions to it. I also figure your findings about range at that frequency, power level, and antenna(s) is about 'dead-nutz' normal.
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CB portables have always been overrated as a sales gimmick, the GCR guy told the "truth" as they are advertized. Hey, we all know product advertizing is BS lies and deception... right? Experience tells me you got the range I would expect from a couple of 5W portables, Manhattan blocks are L-O-N-G and unobstructed and line of sight IS line of sight regardless.

Barry? Words just fail me but I liked to drool on the Collins consignment gear on display on the left before stumbling up the block stepping over piles of mil surplus radio gear all over the sidewalks of that famous Radio Row. Those were the... dAAAAAAAYS! (Thank you Edith and Archie.)
 
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