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I can't get my walkie talkie to go it's full 20 miles its only reaches maybe 3 miles or so it dont make any scence to me. also how can i comunicate with cb's in semi's

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The distance claims made by FRS/GMRS radio manufacturers are fairy tales. The frequencies that these radios operate on are line-of-sight only, meaning that ANYTHING between the radios (buildings, hills, trees, etc.) will block the signals. Unless you're transmitting from one hilltop to another, with nothing between the two, 2 to 3 miles is the maximum effective distance for any of these radios.

On your other question, FRS/GMRS radios and CB radios operate on different frequencies bands, so you cannot communicate between the two types of radios. In order to communicate with CB radio operators, you will need a CB radio.

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MORE THAN LIKELY ITS YOUR INTENNA ON YOU WALKIE TALKIE THEY USELY ONLY GO TO ABOUT 5 MILES WITH THE SMALL ANTENNAS.. ALSO CHECK AND SEE IF YOUR WALKIE TALKIE IS FM OR AM ALL TRUCK DRIVERS RUN AM AND SOME WALKIE TALKIES RUN OFF OF FM

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