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Old 09-08-2014, 02:57 PM   #31
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It's amusing when the radio stations are a bore.
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Old 09-08-2014, 02:59 PM   #32
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I use my CB all the time on the road. It's amusing when the radio stations are a bore.
We listen to books on tape.
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Old 09-08-2014, 03:02 PM   #33
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Ayup....Wifey likes them too.
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Old 09-08-2014, 10:27 PM   #34
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CBs come in handy for my wife and I. She tows the popup and I tow the boat. I have a cheap midlands in both vehicles with through the glass antennas. Not a lot of range, but we stay close together anyway. They keep us in touch. Here in NY cell phones can't be used while you are driving.

HAM radios could be used for this too, and would be a HUGE upgrade in sound quality and range. There would be a significant investment in time and money to get set up and legal though.

Being a long time CB and HAM radio user, I have mixed emotions about these no cell phone while driving laws.
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:44 AM   #35
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Wow, lots of great responses. I appreciate everyone taking the time to respond. I wish more people still used CB's. From the sounds of it, maybe its no longer worth having one. Another thing cell phones have ruined. Cell phones are great and all, but they don't help you talk with other travelers out there, which is too bad. I remember growing up, my dad had one in his van and it was a lot of fun seeing what others were up too.

I am going to look into HAM radio though, on the advice of chuck. I had a friend years ago, that tried to turn me onto it, but at the time I had little interest. Reading though that website though, I think its something I could really enjoy and get into.


Oh, one more question, a little bit off topic, why does everyone call their wife on this forum a "DW" What does it stand for?

Thanks all--Happy Camping
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:49 AM   #36
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Dear Wife.
Also if you display your cell phone number on your rear bumper you can have "interesting " conversation with strangers all the time.


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Old 09-09-2014, 12:31 PM   #37
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MotorCanoe, go the the web site: www.arrl.org . In about the center of the page click on "Clubs" and do a search for MA to locate a club near you. There are 44 ARRL affiliated clubs in MA so there should be one nearby. They will be able to help you get started in the hobby. I have been a Ham for 23 years now. I now am a volunteer radio operator for a local hospital that has emergency radio equipment installed, most hospitals do not have a licensed radio operator on their staff so they rely on volunteers. I am also a volunteer FCC license examiner in the Atlanta, GA area.
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Old 09-09-2014, 01:07 PM   #38
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Why no Garmin gps with lifetime traffic?
I am sorta MEH on not only the Garmin but our Sirus traffic updates in the truck.

I agree a handheld CB is the best solution for what the OP is looking for.

Regarding traffic - well there's a app for that

Check our Waze for the iphone/Pad droid - social media meets GPS

Back to GPS...I am eyeing the Rand McNally RV GPS because it has a databas of low bridges (a encounter we had on the way to Goshen and I do NOT want to repeat!)
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CBs come in handy for my wife and I. She tows the popup and I tow the boat. I have a cheap midlands in both vehicles with through the glass antennas. Not a lot of range, but we stay close together anyway. They keep us in touch. Here in NY cell phones can't be used while you are driving.
Or you can use a FRS - slightly more private that the CB channels
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If anyone has a smartphone and download app "zello", I created a channel called Forest River RV Chat. Its a walkie talkie type of app, works pretty good. I use it when on the road to talk with son or wife.
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