What is Freeband?
Freeband is a term used to describe the use of frequencies outside the legal bands designated for CB radio use. These frequencies are often used by people who are interested in long-range communication, but they are not authorized for CB radio use in many countries.
What frequencies are typically used for Freeband communication?
The frequencies used for Freeband communication can vary depending on location, but they typically fall in the 25-30 MHz range. This range is often referred to as the “11-meter band” and includes frequencies that are just above the legal CB radio band.
Is it legal to use Freeband frequencies?
In many countries, the use of Freeband frequencies is illegal. In the UK, for example, it is illegal to use Freeband frequencies without a license. The use of these frequencies can result in fines, confiscation of equipment, and other legal penalties.
Why do people use Freeband frequencies?
People use Freeband frequencies for a variety of reasons. Some are interested in long-range communication and find that these frequencies allow them to communicate with people in other countries. Others are attracted to the thrill of using frequencies that are not authorized for CB radio use.
What kind of equipment is used for Freeband communication?
The equipment used for Freeband communication is similar to that used for CB radio, but it is often modified to allow for use on the higher frequencies. Some people use CB radios that have been modified to transmit on Freeband frequencies, while others use dedicated Freeband radios.
Are there any risks associated with using Freeband frequencies?
Yes, there are risks associated with using Freeband frequencies. Because these frequencies are not authorized for CB radio use, there is a greater risk of interference with other radio services, including emergency communications. There is also a risk of legal consequences for using these frequencies without authorization.
Can Freeband frequencies be used for emergency communication?
No, Freeband frequencies should not be used for emergency communication. In the UK, for example, emergency communication should only be conducted on designated frequencies that are authorized for this purpose. Using Freeband frequencies for emergency communication can result in interference with other radio services and can put lives at risk.
How can I get involved in Freeband communication?
We do not encourage or condone the use of Freeband frequencies, as it is illegal in many countries and can have serious consequences. If you are interested in long-range communication, we suggest exploring legal options, such as amateur radio.