View Full Version : CB vs HF Radio for SSB?

11-30-2020, 02:44 PM
I have a question. That I hope, isn't totally irrelevant. I do not know, much about radios or antennas.

Or SSB. But, I know there are CB radios, that have SSB also. I think, I have seen pictures of and have

heard of people, that use HF radios for SSB? Ex. (Itron radios)? and a few others?

If, in fact...this is true. Would a HF radio, be better... for a home base application for SSB.

(Higher Quality) radio? Than say... a CB radio w/SSB? Would love to hear, some opinions. On this

subject. Any, wisdom anyone could give on this subject. Would be appreciated!

11-30-2020, 04:38 PM

11-30-2020, 06:06 PM
There is a lot to be said about todays solid state linear amps, which is the main reason some users look for the newer HF units to get more watts. A good CB unit with a clean output and properly tuned amplifier will do even better as it is less likely to create spurious signals that would interfere and detract from its clean output.

11-30-2020, 07:13 PM
CB/export radios do not have the sensitivity , filtering , stability , bandwidth or clarifying ability of ham radios . and CB amps are not linear amplifiers . there are solid-state ham amplifiers but they are a whole different critter than what texas star , dave made , x-force (insert your favorite shit box here) are putting out . it's like comparing a volkswagen to a bentley or a lamborghini . yea the slug bug will get you there , but not as fast or with as much class .

but those radios can get EXPENSIVE and you'll need a ticket to use them outside the 11 meter band .