You answered my question in your description. To go to a CB channel you must know the exact frequency and tune to it...Right?
My only issue is that 99% of the people I run with have CBs and I want to be able to communicate with them also without having to have 2 radios.
So...theoretically you could use use a ham to talk to CBs, but it would be illegal because of the power output?
You also say that it would take one of the 2 radios you mentioned to be able to communicate on both cb and ham levels and even then those radios would have to be highly modified to work. Right.
Just trying to understand what I am up against better.
Thanks for the tech help on this.