I think you feel as if you have fitted yourself into the 'opposing' camp somehow.needle bender wrote:hang on..hang on....i am not anti uhf at all...i was using 934 alongside 11 metres years ago...me and my mate still dig out our transcievers now and again...what i am against is this flag waving for a kids toy!!!!...folks who think 446 uhf is the future...folks who read radio reviews and youtube garbage by experts paid by manufactorers to sing the praises of their products....who hasn't heard of those 50 mile or more copies to be had from hilltops using a bog standard 446 radio...who of you have managed these super copies....none, because its a load of bull****....and whats this local comms mean??..what a stupid thing to spout about...most of my cb buddies are within 5 or six miles of me...do you think i dont value a copy with someone unless they are the other side of the world!!!...I will talk with anyone who can hear me,be they down the road or the far side of the moon....thats what cb radio is about...if you hams dont like 11 metres...be it local comms or dx...then stay with your vhf/uhf radios its quite simple... if ya wanna talk theory do it on the ham bands...let cb radio be what its meant to be good fun
No one is saying we should give up 27MHz CB radio, we are just saying that we should have a UHF CB radio system as well.
AT THE MOMENT ... the only UHF system that even remotely allows for this is PMR446, not all PMR446 radios are Â£14.99 Argos specials. There are many Â£49.99+ PMR446 radios that are very good hand held radios.
All "we" (whoever "we" are ) are suggesting (pro-actively ) is that with a little bit more power (say, 5W instead of 0.5W) and some extra channel space (say, 16 instead of 8 ), PMR446 could be a perfectly usable UHF CB system. "We" know this because some people are already using the 16 channels as an illegal UHF CB system.
Hmmmm ...... a bit like people did back in the late seventies with 27MHz CB radio...
Why limit (or ignore) what we have available?