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1500 CB Alternatives?

Postby Firstwinger » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:29 am



I have a 94 Aspencade. No factory CB is installed. I have looked at all of the used units, & aftermarket options. For me I cannot justify the expense for the type of riding I do. I would like to have the CB option for occasional use. So my question is has any used handhelds with any success? I am looking at the Midland 75-822. This seems to offer options like an external speaker jack if you have low volume, Charger base, external antenna hook up, and headset with PPT features. Looks like it would work well on a bike. I just have not seen anyone reviewing these radios on bikes. Any feedback would be appreciated.



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Re: 1500 CB Alternatives?

Postby CMReynolds1 » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:40 am

Food for thought. A CB can not produce more than 5 watts of power out, FCC rule. These are what the units that mount in the cars and bikes produce, at best. Some could bd a little lower. However, a portable ususally does not put that much out. It is usually at 1-3 watts out. This would be the only major drawback I can see. Others will have more input on mobile vs. portable. Keep in mind, CBs don't have a signigicant range due to the power restrictions. As such, find out what the power (watts) out of the unit you are looking at.

Commercial radios are at 35 watts up to 150 watts. Just mentioned as a reference.
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Re: 1500 CB Alternatives?

Postby Wayne » Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:49 pm

If you have a five pin headset that you use for the intercom then you can use this harness for either the Cobra or Midland handhelds.
http://www.sierra-mc.com/proddetail.asp?prod=JM-RHD-20
Either radio at 13.5v will put out 3.5 to 4 watts. We always recommend running them on low power due to the higher modulation over powering the Hondaline CB radios' receiver. We offer a Lexan mount for handlebar mounting to the clutch reservoir.
http://www.sierra-mc.com/proddetail.asp?prod=SIE-LEXAN

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Re: 1500 CB Alternatives?

Postby CMReynolds1 » Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:21 pm

Sounds like Wayne can get you set up and he has experience with Wings!


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