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post #1 of 12 Old 09-01-2019, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Hands Free CB Solution Question?

Here in Ontario Canada we can't hand hold electronic devices and drive.

Do you have a CB radio (maybe a sidebander?) that you can use hands free?

I want to install a CB radio I can use on the highway when I get my Wrangler.

I was a licensed CB operator back in 1975. XM 44 6275 I had a Courier Redball Special mounted in my Ford 1/2 ton.


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post #2 of 12 Old 09-08-2019, 09:28 AM
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You might have to check and see if they if a cb microphone still is considered a "electronic device". And if so the the law should effect the police also"using a microphone to call dispatch". The laws where made because of people using cell phones. Things that weren't around in the 70's and there where no issues. It may be an uphill battle because if you remember when you took your drivers test you are not supposed to have things that "distract" you from driving. If you can tint your windows then they can't see you.
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www.rightchannelradios.com/products/cobra-ca-ms4-remote-cb-microphone?

www.rightchannelradios.com/products/cobra-bluetooth-cb-headset
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Some CBs have a VOX feature. In our state a ham radio is exempt from the hand held device laws. Not sure on CB tho. Good luck.
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" and licenced amateur radio operators have been provided an exemption for the hand-held use of two-way ("CB") radios until January 1, 2021." http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/saf...ving-faq.shtml

Though it says "licenced" it also refers to them as "CB" radios.... seems a bit gray to me.

Also, "Devices like hand-mikes and portable radios (walkie-talkies) that do not have a microphone connected to a separate receiver may not be used as hand-held devices, but may be used in a hands-free manner. Drivers may use a lapel button or press a button on the device to transmit or receive voice communication as long as the hand-mike or walkie-talkie is mounted or secured and is not being held while driving."

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Thanks CJ7-Tim

Much appreciated.

I'll take a good look at both.

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Some CBs have a VOX feature. In our state a ham radio is exempt from the hand held device laws. Not sure on CB tho. Good luck.
I'll take a look.
I'm not a HAM radio operator. I shall look into licensing.

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Wow,I never thought of that being an issue.. yuck.



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Drivers may use a lapel button or press a button on the device to transmit

This though, I have issues with. If you can take your hand from the wheel to press a lapel button or reach over to press the button on the radio, how is that any better than grabbing the mic and putting it to your mouth? The mic is designed for easy eyes-free use - just grip the darn thing and you talk! The big button on the side takes care of finding itself for you! That would be less distracting than "where's that little button at again? Oops, not that one... THERE IT IS!!"

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I always thought that cb radio prevented accidents, giving traffic conditions and warnings.

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I always thought that cb radio prevented accidents, giving traffic conditions and warnings.
It also prevents incoming revenue.

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My CB is always on when traveling on the highway, but I'm listening for road hazards etc. I'm rarely talking. I would ignore any laws that don't allow the use of a microphone while driving. The chances of being seen by a cop while reporting or responding to road hazards are minuscule.
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