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Old 04-22-2015, 09:03 AM   #11
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If you get one you'll have to take the bad with the good. They are used as much for babe alerts as they are for road warnings. Truckers have a unique perspective of passengers in the cars that pass them.
My wife discovered this some years back when we took a CB with us. We were passing through a town and all the truckers were talking about was a girl with long legs in a little red sports car. My wife didn't understand until I told her the truckers were up high looking down into peoples cars.
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:06 AM   #12
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The CB is just another source of safety and communication. Definite vote of YES!
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:12 AM   #13
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The first time you are out of cell service and have trouble you will find out the hard way, I did. I also carry a 2-metter rig as I am one of those crazy ham radio nuts.
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:13 AM   #14
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excellent thread. we did T hunts back in highschool. one car go hide and key up. then the rest would go find him using signal strength. everybody doing circles in the parking lot. folks thought we were crazy...
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:15 AM   #15
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The info you can get on traffic conditions alone is worth every penny.
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:17 AM   #16
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It hadn't crossed my mind to get one until this thread... now I need to look into it.
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:26 AM   #17
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We sometimes travel in a small group. All of us having a CB (tuned to an off channel as not to bother others) can chat back and forth with everyone in the tow vehicles listening in. It can go on for the entire trip not having to worry about battery drain or plan minutes. As already mentioned, instant road alerts and ability to use in no cell reception areas are a couple of more benefits.
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:28 AM   #18
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Use to have one in my truck and did find value of traffic situations ahead. But as someone mentioned many truckers don't even use them anymore. And I have found the ones that were still using them reported more on girls in cars and used bad language. All of which I did not mind but my kids in the back had some interesting questions on those conversations.
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:06 AM   #19
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Started in CB in my teens and have not been without one since.Most people think its an out of date hobby or just for truckers but I can tell you there are still alot of people into the hobby and alot have base stations as I do.Finding out road conditions,weather,traffic and other things usually justify having one.If you don't want to spend the money on a new in the box setup there are usually alot of them for sale cheap on craigslist or at flea markets and usually you can come up with the whole setup,radio and ant. for under 30 bucks.
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Old 04-25-2015, 01:38 AM   #20
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I have one in my TV and also my motorcycle has one, there was a wreck on an overpass the truckers kept us informed on what was up, I have stickers that I had made at makestickers.com that has ( CB13 ) on it for my TV and camper.


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