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https://midlandusa.com/product/75-822cb-radio/
Wondering if this would be an okay radio to use in the Jeep. I really don't want to have to install a radio. until I retire I will only off-road in Colorado, etc.. occasionally during summer vacation.
Any with experience using this particular brand or model?





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Sure. Most have moved away from CB and to GMRS, but if you want CB, that's a nice handheld.
 
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What is gmrs?
 

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What is gmrs?
Similar to FRS hand held walkie talkies but expanded frequencies and higher power. It does require a no test license that good for 10 years.

FRS doesnt allow for detachable antennas, so they are really hand geld only where GMRS will allow detached antennas and mounted radios
 

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Midland is a fantastic company. In fact, Jeep has officially chosen them (and GMRS) as the official communications sponsor of Jeep’s Jamboree events.

More and more people are adopting GMRS over CB. I just bought Midland’s MXT275 unit and you could absolutely use it on a ‘as needed’ basis. It plugs into cigarette-lighter for power and comes w/an detachable magnetic antenna and all.

I’m using the bigger antenna and hardwiring it for power though.
 

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The equipment and initial cost are the same, you will have to have a fed license, but there is no test other than navigating a fed web site.

GMRS uses a shorter antenna, has longer range, is clearer, and certain units allow for repeater use in certain areas-even more range. In the city I have about 8 miles, outside the city, on a repeater, like 60+

Midland is very reputable.
 
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Appreciate all the advice. Good stuff.
 

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I cant find the post it may have even been FB, does anyone know of a GMRS FRS CB combo radio? Also does anyone know if truckers still use 19 or are they are some app now? I live out west and the road reports would be a great help and the old CB days they would tell you if there was a real problem.
 

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I cant find the post it may have even been FB, does anyone know of a GMRS FRS CB combo radio? Also does anyone know if truckers still use 19 or are they are some app now? I live out west and the road reports would be a great help and the old CB days they would tell you if there was a real problem.
Honestly around Puget Sound / Seattle most truckers were on 2m amateur when I last listened while driving. I listened last night and heard nothing on CB but didn't scan gmrs, and wouldn't expect to hear much with either given the weather.

I have the 75-822 on my list but had other priorities today. Please don't buy the last one. :angel: I suspect they'll all disappear soon because they've convinced everyone to move the demand curve to gmrs, but I don't want to go that route.
 

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The only time I use a portable CB is sitting in traffic jam on I-75 to hear the truckers talk about what the hold up is... I switched to GMRS... If you want 30 days the license fee will go down from $70 for 10 years to $35 for 10 years and it will cover your whole family use... You will have to use your call sign. Great group of GMRS folks and it is a Jeep thing. This is what I got.

https://www.buytwowayradios.com/wouxun-kg-805g.html
and added on antenna
https://www.buytwowayradios.com/nagoya-na-771g.html
Here is review of radio... very smart folks...
https://forums.mygmrs.com/topic/1996-wouxun-kg-805g-any-experience-to-share/?hl=kg-805g
This is a group you should join after you get your call sign.
So start here when the fee goes to $35. https://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsEntry/licManager/login.jsp
 

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Honestly around Puget Sound / Seattle most truckers were on 2m amateur when I last listened while driving. I listened last night and heard nothing on CB but didn't scan gmrs, and wouldn't expect to hear much with either given the weather.

I have the 75-822 on my list but had other priorities today. Please don't buy the last one. :angel: I suspect they'll all disappear soon because they've convinced everyone to move the demand curve to gmrs, but I don't want to go that route.
I had a Cobra 75wx its hard mounted but the controls are in the handheld mic. I was a good unit I was looking at getting another but not sure if everyone else is going to FRS GMRS units.
 

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I run both. There are always Jeeps with just CBs in the club runs I do. I prefer GMRS, but CBs are still out there. But if I had to choose one, it would be GMRS.
 

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The only time I use a portable CB is sitting in traffic jam on I-75 to hear the truckers talk about what the hold up is... I switched to GMRS... If you want 30 days the license fee will go down from $70 for 10 years to $35 for 10 years and it will cover your whole family use... You will have to use your call sign. Great group of GMRS folks and it is a Jeep thing. This is what I got.

https://www.buytwowayradios.com/wouxun-kg-805g.html
and added on antenna
https://www.buytwowayradios.com/nagoya-na-771g.html
Here is review of radio... very smart folks...
https://forums.mygmrs.com/topic/1996-wouxun-kg-805g-any-experience-to-share/?hl=kg-805g
This is a group you should join after you get your call sign.
So start here when the fee goes to $35. https://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsEntry/licManager/login.jsp
The license fee is going to $35 For 10 years? Figures! I just paid for my license 6 months ago.

anyway, OP, if you are still reviewing this thread, I purchased the Midland GMRS handheld GXT1000. They work terrific. If you want even longer range, a base unit and mount of great. Clear crisp signal. Really good. I’m glad folks are moving away from CB.
 

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