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koda55

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Posted: 12/17/13 06:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I used a cb when I was in the military traveling from Va to Fl every other weekend. It saved me from being stuck in stopped traffic, not to mention the police. I have a cb in the motor home with the weather channel. It is nice to be forewarned of accidents or other traffic problems.

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Posted: 12/17/13 06:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Save our money.

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We have three. The 70s Teaberry works great, on the built in antenna.
We have one of the concealed units with all the controls in the handset. Haven't mounted it, yet, in 5 years, There is a dandy place to put it inside the dash and only the handset on a clip somewhere. Don't know how well it works.
The handhelds aren't worh much at all. You can hear traffic but rarely talk, as to ask about the traffic. The little antenna that you put on the hood or wherever there is some metal helps a little but it still isn't much.
I'm reluctant to put holes in the body but I've seen several sticks near the Driver and understand good radios work well. Five watts with 4 actually making it to the antenna is the legal limit. Most Truckers are running way more though. Out west you can see and hear them but can't talk to them three miles down the road. I had one in a 79 Mustang with a full whip and it would reach way out there and receive just as well.
Where you going to put one on a MH though? The CBs are mostly silent now except near a city or a flock? of trucks. Then there is a lot of trash talk just like always. We use it sometimes, like near Indy or when we see traffic ahead coming to a stop etc other wise it is off. It can save you several hous in traffic, around Atlanta and in Florida but you have to put up with trash talk.

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Just remember all CB's are about the same power, regulated and peaked out at wattage. There is a huge world of illegal upgrades for them however with amps and such so just be warned. We just use a simple midland we bought for $25 bucks on amazon.


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It always cracks me up when guys say "worthless, don't spend your money, more trouble than they're worth, etc. etc. etc." This is real simple folks, it has a switch or a button on all of them, it's called an "OFF" button/switch. If you don't want to use it, DON'T, it's not rocket science.

They can be used for communication from rig to rig if and when you're caravanning or, many times with opposite direction folks who were just in an area that you're approaching and the weather looks bad ahead. Not all that many Truckers will respond on them if you call and ask for info but, some still do.

It's not like that radio takes up a lot of space and or electricity to run. It's there, it's hooked up, and yes, I can't talk to China on it but, I don't normally need long distance info while out on the road. I've had them in all our motor homes, truck and campers, and more. Again, if it's not needed at the time, it's off, pretty much a no-brainer. I think they still have some value, in both semi-recreation conversation and, sometimes important info can be conveyed on them too.
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Passin Thru wrote:

X2 what wny pat said. Yes you can have CBs on fuel delivery trucks but they use FM Business band for dispatch not CB. If you want ot hear Real fould language you can go to Manhattan or buy a CB. Now, from a 2.4 million miler I'd recommend a Cobra 21 GTL. Cheap and reliable. Yes, it has saved my bacon more than once including E of Bakersfield when the fog was thick as pea soup and some kid welded a car to the rear of a tractor trailer in front of me.


a review at http://www.cbradiomagazine.com/Radio%20Reviews/Cobra%2021GTL/Cobra%2021GTLReview.htm
having a hard time finding out a price, about $50??
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Lipets wrote:

What channels are used most often and for what purpose.


Channel 9 is the only OFFICIALLY reserved channel. EMERGENCY communications only.

Channel 19 is often used on the road. In some areas it may be Channel 17.

There has been a movement for RVers to use Channel 13, but it hasn't gathered much momentum yet.

Long ago, in the hayday of CB, Channels 15-17 and 35-40 were sort of unofficially reserved for Single Sideband users. I haven't been on CB SSB for a long time, so I don't know if that still holds true or not.

Channel 14 is used by "toy" walkie-talkies and some other toys.


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I have a CB in MH, rarely have it on. I have found it to be just another distraction.


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Lipets wrote:

What channels are used most often and for what purpose.
I'm now a retired trucker, when I ran Interstate, I-5 (North & South) we used Channel #17, and on Interstate I-90 (East & West) we used Channel #19. Are purpose was for immediate road information. Good Question

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wny_pat wrote:

GlennLever wrote:

Doug156 wrote:

I am thinking about putting a CB radio in my Class A. Any suggestions? How do the portable ones work?

Thanks


CB radios add to clutter and on the road make more noise then they are worth

And they can save your life! Just ask any old time truck driver out there. But you have to be listening to it.
I agree with Pat's post! There really useful when you need immediate road information from something going on up ahead of you. Are someone coming in the opposite direction that seen what is up ahead of you. Very useful to me in the past for information concerning driving, when driving in storms (trees down over the road, snowing and lanes blocked ahead of you due to accidents ahead). I carried a cell phone and it was no use in the middle of the night going up a mountain pass in the middle of the wilderness! The only good a cell phone was to me was calling 911 for someone who was involved in a accident that I drove up on. You can buy different types of CB Radios at different prices to fit your needs. I had a 10 liter CB that was tweaked, had funny channels and I had a 250 watt amp that I used for emergency purposes only. One time there was an emergency out in the wilderness and my cell phone got no reception! I was in Washington State, I turned my amp on (hooked up to my C.B.) and got ahold of a gentleman in North Las Vegas, NV. and he called the Washington State Patrol for me! C.B.'s are a very useful tool when used properly!

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