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Good CB Radio for Snowboarding?

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moshecom

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Hi

I am a newbie :)
I want to get a reliable CB for ski season. I was eying the Moto Mag-One BPR40, as it looks small, rigid and cost effective.

What do you guys think?
What bands should I be using?

Thanks,
Moshe
 

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I have never heard of that radio who makes it. dont take it wrong but what use would you have with at ski season not meant as SMART A** remark just asking the ues of a CB for ski patrol to just talk to other skiers ??
 

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Thanks, no problems, I want to talk to other skiers...
Which makes me think I need something that supports FRS / GMRS, in case they have an "off-the-shelf" product.

The Yaesu VX-3R, seems to be dual band VHF / UHF. So if I get a pair for me and my buddy, we can use VHF, but if I want to talk to others I can use UHF.


Do you think it will work?


I have never heard of that radio who makes it. dont take it wrong but what use would you have with at ski season not meant as SMART A** remark just asking the ues of a CB for ski patrol to just talk to other skiers ??
 

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ok I dont know for sure but I would think FRS/ GMRS would be a better radio than CB or more widely used over CB for that use .most are small and easy to carry in your pocket they sell them cheap at any store like Wallmart kmarts and the like for around 30 bucks and up
 

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The VX-3r is a ham radio, so unless you and your buddie are going to get your tech license its not an option. You are best to use frs/gmrs. Other than frs or murs everything else REQUIRES you to have a license of one form or another to use. You cannot just pick a frequency and start using it
 

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Thanks! Getting license is not a bad idea.
But is I can happily settle with using the device for only FRS and MURS.

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The VX-3r is a ham radio, so unless you and your buddie are going to get your tech license its not an option. You are best to use frs/gmrs. Other than frs or murs everything else REQUIRES you to have a license of one form or another to use. You cannot just pick a frequency and start using it
 

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The VX-3r should not be used for anything other than ham use. There are many reasons for this. If you want to use FRS/GMRS buy a radio designed for FRS/GMRS do not use a modded ham rig. There are all sorts of FRS/GMRS radios out there that will do the trick
 

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OK, is there any other solution that:

1) Has a long range in a mountainous area?
2) Has (some) compatibility with FRS/GRMS?
3) Is compact
4) (fairly) Reliable in cold & wet weather
 

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Will the Cobra MR HH425LI do the trick?

Thanks,
Moshe

OK, is there any other solution that:

1) Has a long range in a mountainous area?
2) Has (some) compatibility with FRS/GRMS?
3) Is compact
4) (fairly) Reliable in cold & wet weather
 

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That's a marine band radio that happens to have GMRS capability as well. You can't use the VHF marine channels on land, so you'll be wasting your money on that part of the radio. I'd focus on a radio that had strictly FRS/GMRS (or MURS)
 

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Get GMRS/FRS or MURS. It will probably be used most over amateur radio. But who knows? Ask someone at the slopes!

Or, you could get your friend and you and get your techs! You could talk to one of the private repeater owners and see if you could use their repeater for the winter for skier-skier use, so you don't clog up the local repeater (if simplex does not work).
 

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That's a marine band radio that happens to have GMRS capability as well. You can't use the VHF marine channels on land, so you'll be wasting your money on that part of the radio. I'd focus on a radio that had strictly FRS/GMRS (or MURS)
Tell that to the Orange City Police in Nebraska.
They used marine channels as their "secret" channels.
 
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