No, actually we have both 27Mhz and UHF which has recently been reallocated using 12.5Khz spacing essentially 77 (out of 80) channels to use, FWIW Uniden Australia also make the UH090 which is essentially a 27Mhz AM CB integrated with a fully functional UHF CBOver is Australia their cb band is uhf and not 27mhz like in the states. So thats just a UHF radio
NSW regional Police/Rural Fire Service are still using analogue UHF down here along the Victorian border, however with the shift to digital systems there soon wont be a great deal to hear in the UHF spectrumOnly thing is, out here most Fire/Police is digital or on VHF so not really handy in that regard
No problem, the best thing about 27Mhz now days is SSB and the fact most of the morons have made the switch to UHFOk spectre thanks for the correction. Sorry everything I had seen was for uhf cb
It's not so much the extended receive I like in this product, it's the form factor. Most, if not all amateur transceivers are clunky and awkward to operate. My personal operation habits are "channelized" and something like this would be very nice to set up in a laptop and just dump in (or try to key in from the mic keypad). It would be especially nice if the mic could accommodate alphanumeric names for channels instead of frequencies.But most if not all amateur radios have extended receive.. So I don't really think we need a ham version..
But I could definitely see a market in the FRS/GMRS crowd..