- Feb 12, 2005
You must have the EU version. The US version is AM only.Looks like President planned ahead as my new President Randy handheld has am and fm.
From a technical standpoint I understand FM on CB would be way better. But from a practical standpoint I think its a bad idea. Its only going to divide an already small user base. I think the time when this could have been successful passed decades ago.
19AM is already a mess when the band opens and your trying to hear whats causing the traffic jams. Lets add FM on top of that too
The only recent growth I have noted in CB is with the 4x4/Jeep world. And vendors like Midland have been working hard to snatch that market with GMRS. If the modulation wars start and new gear is needed I think most people will just jump ship to GMRS.
CB works for non-radio people because its so basic. Go to channel 4 and talk. That it.
No PL/DPL codes. No menus. No listening and trying to figure out AM or FM. I think the 2 groups of people who think CB needs changing are guys that sell radios and Hams. The typical CB user just wants to know what lane to be in or to yell up the trail that he is stuck.
If a guy wanted to get more in to the radio hobby and experimenting with different modes then there is all of ham radio to explore. Why limit yourself to just 440khz and 4 watts?