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Old 04-24-2009, 01:54 AM   #1
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Default Single or Dual Band?

Ok basic question here. When looking for a radio to mount in the trailer or truck, why would you prefer to use a dual band over a single? I realize there is the opportunity to slide into FRS frequencies and such, but besides that what are the advantages? Higher power? Longer disatance?

Just a thought because I am shopping and a single band VHF can be had for about half the price and up to 75W!

Let me know what you guys think
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Ok basic question here. When looking for a radio to mount in the trailer or truck, why would you prefer to use a dual band over a single? I realize there is the opportunity to slide into FRS frequencies and such, but besides that what are the advantages? Higher power? Longer disatance?

Just a thought because I am shopping and a single band VHF can be had for about half the price and up to 75W!

Let me know what you guys think
If you are planning on using it for Chase duties where you would Need MULTIPLE frequencies Dual band,


If Not, Single Band is more than Sufficient
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who is licensed?
what are the requirements?
or is that opening a can of worms
or don't ask don't tell
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If you was base stationing with Huge aerials at the house and stuff I would say Get a liscense but for this I would not sweat it perse
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If you was base stationing with Huge aerials at the house and stuff I would say Get a liscense but for this I would not sweat it perse
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I'd recommend dual-band for the reason you already mentioned. The ability to access the FRS/GMRS frequencys. There's a lot of folks that don't have race radios or hams, and this will still allow you to communicate. Though a note: if using your dual-band radio to xmt on FRS freqs, be sure to dial the power down. FRS radios are only licensed to operate at 5W.
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for the truck get a dual band... you can pick them up on ebay for reasonable $$$.
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OK I will shop the duals. Now, is there an actual advantage in transmitting distance between VHF and UHF??
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Todd I got a tech study guide if you decide to get licensed.
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