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UHF CB radios in queenstown nz

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by braap83, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. braap83

    braap83 First Runs

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    Hi guys! I've been looking around and can't find much info that's useful and on topic for me.

    A few mates and myself are heading to Queenstown in NZ to hit the slopes. We have bought some 80 channel UHF CB radios to use. Mine are 2watt units and my mate has .77 watt units.

    My question is: A) Anyone used the radios over there and have some advice?
    B) Do we use the repeater channels or just use one of the regular channels?
    C) If we use the repeaters, are we allowed to and what channels are they on?
     
  2. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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  3. Draizuh

    Draizuh One of Us

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    There is a repeater on the Remarkables that is used by the ski area, from memory its possibly on channel 5 6 or 7? as long as you arent using their frequency i dont think they would know. they are pretty active on it so you would know if you were on it.
    ive seen people using radios but never used em my self.
     
  4. deuterium

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    You have to decide which frequency your radio uses. UHF Is for frequencies higher than 300 MHz (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uhf)
    and CB is about 27 MHz...