How to programme a CB radio's frequency

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How to programme a CB radio's frequency

Post by danoroth » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:15 pm

So this never crossed my mind, if it were possible could i programme the Midland LXT 118, it's from America but i want to know if it is possible to programme any old CB Radio? If so what equiptment would i need? here is the actual product: http://www.midlandradio.com/Two-Way-Radio.BS3/LXT118

But even though it has 22 channels, couldn't i just programme it to the 476-477mhz but stop at channel 22?

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Re: How to programme a CB radio's frequency

Post by Zebedee » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:00 pm

No. That radio is fixed to the 22 channels that they use in the USA. They can't be reprogrammed to work on the Australian CB channel allocation (besides, there's 80 CB channels here, not 22).
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Re: How to programme a CB radio's frequency

Post by danoroth » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:09 am

Zebedee wrote:No. That radio is fixed to the 22 channels that they use in the USA. They can't be reprogrammed to work on the Australian CB channel allocation (besides, there's 80 CB channels here, not 22).
But is it possible to programme it to fit Australia's frequency, but stop at channel 22, still linking to the Australian 476-477mhz only stop at cannel 22?

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Re: How to programme a CB radio's frequency

Post by nra555 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:13 pm

Not possible, youd be far better off buying a new radio then trying to modify those ones anyway.
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Re: How to programme a CB radio's frequency

Post by Zebedee » Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:19 pm

danoroth wrote:
Zebedee wrote:No. That radio is fixed to the 22 channels that they use in the USA. They can't be reprogrammed to work on the Australian CB channel allocation (besides, there's 80 CB channels here, not 22).
But is it possible to programme it to fit Australia's frequency, but stop at channel 22, still linking to the Australian 476-477mhz only stop at cannel 22?
No, you can't. You can't reprogram them at all, and even if you could, you're not allowed to.

If you ever travel to the USA, you can take 'em with you to use over there. But there is *no legal way* to use those radios here in Australia *at all*.

As NRA55 says, the only realistic option is to buy a radio that's specifically designed for Australian CB use.
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