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Old 12-11-2017, 05:49 PM
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Hey Kevin,

After we talked I thought some more and you might want to call Summit Radio in Commerce City. They do CB installs and can probably help straighten you out. I'm not sure if HRO was the best recommendation. They're definitely the place for ham, but being hams they might be (probably will be) snobbish about CB.

I'm not sure, does RSG in Lakewood deal with CBs?
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Old 12-12-2017, 09:49 AM
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I'd say that if you're just getting started and already have this purchased and installed then that's great, you have a pretty versatile dual band ham radio there. CB's are cheap so you can add one now or later if you need one. An all in one seems cool but in reality it can be simpler to operate two separate radios in the cases you need to be on both CB and ham at the same time.

Any information on the antennas that are installed?
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Old 12-12-2017, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by krbruce9 View Post
I really don't have any background in radio's at all. That's why I'm asking for help. I was told from buytwowayradios.com that the setup I bought would allow me to use both CB/HAM functions and that it was legal, because of how the switch allows me to select which antenna I would be using.
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