Rallye Communications

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  1. TGS91

    TGS91 New Member

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    Hey guys,

    Before I got caught up with you bunch of hooligans I was pretty much of a lone wolf when it came to going out and enjoying my car.

    Starting to enjoy motoring with fellow MINI enthusiast and seeing the need for some radio communications.

    I've checked out some GMRS/FRS Walkie Talkie's and noticed that our Mini of the Month had installed what appears to be a CB Radio

    Makes me wonder if FRS and CB's share some of the same radio bandwidth's.

    Please educate me
     
  2. Mishka

    Mishka Badge Whore

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    They are a different frequency bands. CB's are on the 27MHz range, and FRS/GMRS are in the 462 and 467MHz range. The radio in Aaron's MINI is FRS/GMRS but is vehicle mount instead of a handheld radio.
     
  3. BlimeyCabrio

    BlimeyCabrio Oscar Goldman of MINIs
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    Exactly.

    Aaron's write-up on his rig is in this thread:
    MINI COOPER :: North American Motoring - FRS/GMRS mobile repeater

    Personally - I have both Cobra and Motorola (actually made by Giant) GMRS radios. When driving, I normally use the Moto with a boom headset, set to push-to-talk instead of VOX. This works best in the convertible with the top down - folks can hear me... but I don't have to worry about it transmitting everytime a loud noise happens (often, in my car) or when I'm talking to my co-pilot.

    I also have a Cobra 40 channel CB installed in my car, which I only use to monitor Ch19 when I'm on the interstate to listen to the truckers talking about LEOs, traffic and detours.
     
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    TGS91 New Member

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    Thanks Mishka.

    I was pretty sure there was a different set of frequencies between the two. The setup of Aaron's *looked* pretty 'CBish', enough to ask
     
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    TGS91 New Member

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    Thanks Paul, not sure if I want to get that nutty yet

    We got some issues in St. Louie getting people to want to do anything so I'm not too keen to go to nuts, just a little nuts!
     
  6. Mishka

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    We have a pair of FRS/GMRS radios (handheld) and one earpiece/mic that we got at Radio Shack for ~$30. We mainly use them on rallies but they come in handy on other trips and activities. Definitely worth the money.
     
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    thats what I was eyeing, thanks for confirming my thinking (as dangerous as that can be!)
     

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