|Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2003 - 1:57 pm: ||
anybody know how to convert this radio shack htx10 to Cb Frequency?
|Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2003 - 5:56 pm: ||
It cant be done without changing the chip Bill...I hear it is expensive to do...over $100
|Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2003 - 6:55 pm: ||
bill you have a fine ham radio but it will never go on cb if you like that radio the mag-257 is the same radio with a converible CPU.
|Posted on Monday, November 03, 2003 - 7:52 pm: ||
Bruce and Buck are correct.....
"The HTX-10 is not a CB radio!
The radio cannot be modified to go below 28.000 Mhz. So if you are thinking about buying one and using it to go down to 11 meters.... forget it!
There are several mods floating around the net but it seems that none of them work on the HTX-10. There are several versions of this radio sold by different companies some of which use a different CPU which will allow the radio to go "out of band". If this is the case then the CPU in the HTX-10 would have to be changed, not an easy task as it is soldered to the board. The HTX-10 has been on the market for a few years now. If there was an easy way to extend the frequency range I'm sure someone would have found it by now!
Back in the 1980s Radio Shack sold a 10 meter rig, the HTX-100. I had one of these, it was a little larger than the HTX-10. I've heard that this radio was easily modified (I never tried it on mine) and Radio Shack got into some trouble with the FCC as a result. To avoid having the same problem with the HTX-10 they had the radio made so it would not be easily modified.
The FCC frowns upon using modified equipment on 11 meters! If you get caught doing so, oh well.
If you are looking for a radio which will go on 11 meters the HTX-10 is not for you."