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The range of any CB is affected by what is between you and the person you want to speak to. This particularly applies to hand-held CB's as they have much smaller aerials, so the performance will be that much less.

As a general idea to range...

Hand-held to hand-held in open countryside ½ to 1½ mile, less in wooded or built-up areas.

Hand-held to vehicle mounted CB approx 1-3 miles.

However... when used inside a vehicle on its own aerial, the range of a hand-held CB is dramatically reduced - down to 40-50 yards ! The only real option for using a hand-held inside the vehicle is with an external aerial, mounted on the outside.

Most of the handheld CB's we sell come complete with a 12v car kit which enables them to be plugged into a cigarette lighter plug for power, and have a connection for external aerial.

When used with a speaker mic like the ones pictured below, they can be just as effective as a conventional fit in the vehicle CB :

Right hand picture : Intek H-520
Left hand picture : Midland 42 Multi

The Midland 42 is the best handheld available, in our opinion - we offer this unit as a package deal complete with choice of aerial and mount here : Midland 42 Multi Package

The speaker mic it's shown with is a very high quality item and is shown here : MP-LGM82SS Heavy Duty Speaker Mic



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