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07-04-2009, 05:37 PM
whats the distance on one of these things we put them in about evre custom rihno along with full onbord intercom but really iv never streched it how far can they go school me on theses :thefinger:http://www.pciraceradios.com/ProductDetail.jsp?LISTID=3739737638353928449
07-04-2009, 06:08 PM
Those look awesome, but I imagine that the antennas are a pain in the arse to tune because they have so many channels. Are they FM or AM bands and what frequency?
07-16-2009, 06:14 AM
This radio is a "VHF Commercial Mobile 2-Way Radio" and used for Chase Vehicles during Racing (Race Radio), they are VHF (not a CB) they transmit on an FM signal (not AM like the CB), and they put out 50 watts not 4. The frequency range will usually be around the lower 150 Mhz and require a license to operate.
Unless you have a reason to use one stay away because you will be interfering with business/commercial communications and you may get reported or may not, your call.
What type of communications are you interested in, trail comm, street, both or do you just want to listen to the race trucks?
07-19-2009, 01:45 AM
i highly doubt you need a licence to opp these as because we are a factory dealer for pci and we put these in like every rhino we sell really trail comm. is way I'm interested in but who can go wrong listening to the weatherman
07-19-2009, 09:07 AM
The license is the business responsibility not individual's.
These radios need a business license and usually they can have a lot of radios on one license and all employees can use them but it is still a license.
Don't play with the Business Band, they are there for the business to use, make money if necessary, to run their businesses not for common chatter.
Listen all you want there are scanners for that purpose or become an Amateur Radio Operator and have access to all kind of radio waves.
07-21-2009, 12:45 PM
It isn't only that... at any given racing event one radio licencee becomes the frequency coordinator for the event to prevent not only interference between the various teams
(who each have more than one frequency available) but also to prevent interference between the race event and local "fixed" operations
Generally the race radio coordinator keeps everything to frequencies
specifically set aside for "itinerant operations" to avoid interference
with local operations.
It's more complicated than it would appear to the average layman.
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