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GlennLever

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Posted: 12/18/13 10:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This yes no debate can go one forever. The OP just has to make his own mine up if he wants to add it to the MH or not. I have expressed my opinion on them as others have.


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" 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!"

"10 liter"?? I presume 10 METER was meant.
If so, while it could be tuned to the 11 meter (27 MhZ, CB) band, it was illegal to do so.
"very useful tool when used properly!"
Right. Using a NON-type-accepted radio, at illegal power levels, is "proper use".
True, it WAS an emergency, and in theory anything goes in an emergency. I could probably get away with using a 5K amp under my General License in a true emergency! Not that I would ever have one of the fool things!


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mowermech wrote:

" 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!"

"10 liter"?? I presume 10 METER was meant.
If so, while it could be tuned to the 11 meter (27 MhZ, CB) band, it was illegal to do so.
"very useful tool when used properly!"
Right. Using a NON-type-accepted radio, at illegal power levels, is "proper use".
True, it WAS an emergency, and in theory anything goes in an emergency. I could probably get away with using a 5K amp under my General License in a true emergency! Not that I would ever have one of the fool things!
Your right it was a 10 meter set, 5 watts, I had it tweaked at my radio shop to 16 watts, and I had another 144 channels installed (we called them funny channels) and most of us truckers spent most of are time (99%) way up on one of those channels and I don't recall ever hearing anyone else on that channel. It was a real joy talking with all my friends on that channel thru out the night (I worked the overnight shift)! And you can call it what you want I don't care!! I least we didn't have to listen to all that filth from the CB Base Stations on those common channels.

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I'm in the "its a valuable tool" camp. We recently completed a 4000 mile tour, and when I was driving I had the cb turned on low volume. Almost never heard anything. The one day we had to travel when the roads had some ice on bridges, etc, there was lot of chatter on the cb about road conditions, which I find helpful. It has also allowed us to detour and avoid massive traffic backups due to accidents.

We also have a handheld Cb the DW uses for giving guidance when we're backing into a tight campsight.

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