3 comments on “Galaxy DX 979 CB Radio Review.

  1. I will let this post through though it could be considered spam. It is a CB store site though, so I’ll be lenient..

  2. A CB radio or “citizens band” radio is the perfect medium range communications tool. The average store bought 2 way radio usually operates on GRMS or FRS frequencies. These frequencies are limited to a few miles and are limited even further by buildings, tress, mountains and all obstacles. CB radios can obtain ranges up to 150 miles, sometimes more. CB’s operate on a different frequency than traditional consumer radios which allows them to obtain these extended ranges and makes them a preferable communications tools.

    • True on the GMRS and FRS radios. Because they operate in VHF, radio waves can’t bounce on the upper atmosphere. Their range is only a few miles. CB radio is HF, and can work for thousands of miles. However, the conditions must be right, time of day, season and solar activity. Because CB is upper HF, these conditions are not often present. Moreover, as skip distances are pretty large, any contacts between say 15 and 600 miles would be difficult. Nothing beats Ham radio with bands like 20/30/40m for worldwide range. 80m is good for regional communications as well. Getting a license only costs $15 and a bit of reading…

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