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UHF CB Radios

Ultra high-frequency citizen’s band radios are portable, reliable, and easy to use. Despite the growing popularity of other communication methods, such as mobile networks and the Internet, nothing comes close to the reliability of a good UHF CB Radio. Available models include handhelds and mounted radios for cars and desks.

Antennas

While you can often use a CB radio as-is, you will need UHF CB radio antennas to boost your signal strength as well as your reception. These come in many lengths and thicknesses. There are also some models bundled with adapters for versatility, or antenna bars to boost the height a little bit while maintaining rigidity. Ones with antenna bars typically use medium- to heavy-duty barrel springs to reduce the wear on the antenna from the constant swaying of your vehicle. Fibreglass collinear whips also come included in some models. These provide added flexibility to prevent constant bending on the antenna module itself. CB radio antennas can either be for use with handheld radios or in-vehicle mounted radios.

Handhelds

Handheld radios are essential for field work. They allow for instant communication and typically use 2 to 5 watts of power, thereby allowing for the longevity you need for rugged and arduous tasks that require teamwork and instant collaboration. Consider buying a two-way handheld radio that is able to send and receive signals for optimum effectiveness. Design is also an important factor. While most all handheld radios have a small display of some sort, some feature larger LCD screens that are able to display more information, such as the current channel, battery life, and signal strength. You can even find UHF CB radios with channel monitors.

In-Vehicle

Another common type of UHF CB radio is the in-vehicle mounted kind. While serving the same function as their handheld counterparts, these are safer to use on the road or while conquering rough terrain due to its design. You can clip the speaker/mic somewhere on your dashboard to reach it easily, while the radio display often has large numbers and indicators for ease of use.

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