long range hand held CB??

californiacoyotes

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i am looiking for a hand held CB that has a range of more then a few miles. other then HAM is there one available that you know of?

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No. The FCC limits the transmission power of CB (AM) to 5 watts.  The only way to legally increase range is to upgrade to a SSB (single side-band) radio.  But the person receiving also has to have a SSB unit.  SSB's are AM units that have the channel split into middle, upper, and lower bands.  This allows the original 5 watts to be transmitted over a narrower band and increasing transmission efficiency and range.

There are persons out there who are running CB with amplified signals.  This causes bleed over between channels and creates a 'king of the channel' power struggle to be heard.

Other than that. you're into FM territory. GMRS(?), FRS, and HAM.
 

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