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#1 15 years ago

Hey. I am wondering how many people have CB radio licences. I would like one and i dont know where to get one. Do under 21s have discounts or anything like that?

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#2 15 years ago

It would help if you explained what the hell you're on about. What is CB, why would someone want one and what do you expect to pay.

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#3 15 years ago

CB Radios...as in Walkie-Talkies. I believe in America you need a license for them...


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#4 15 years ago

I think you might be cofusing ham radios with CB radios. Ham operation requires a license, though I don't know what organisation it's through (ham is a worldwide thing, after all).

CB radios are more or less a uniquely American thing AFAIK. It stands for citizen band radio, and operates at around 27MHz (the wavelength is about 11m). The radios are "under the radar", so to speak, of the FCC and legally limited to 4W broadcast power IIRC. Given all that, one doesn't need to have a license to operate a CB radio. Unfortunately, they never really caught on outside of trucking (unfortunately because chatting on a CB is rather amusing, IMNSHO).

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#5 15 years ago

I knew a guy once who used CB to operate an IRC-like chat. It seemed like fun, although the range was limited due to the weak antenna he had. Over here you need a license for this. Just try calling places which might help you. Some kind of information-hotline or a help-desk in your city's management.

Or google it: http://home.att.net/~wizardoz/cbmw/fccrules.html