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Old 01-01-2019, 12:35 AM   #11
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We use the CBs on our fishing boats, since we discovered that if we use the VHF marine band radio, other boats can find us, using direction finders. ("radio fish")

We also do use hand held units in our TV, when heading fishing.

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Old 01-01-2019, 01:32 AM   #12
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Usually have one in my truck. I only put up the antenna for long distance travel.
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Old 01-01-2019, 01:14 PM   #13
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My CB use goes back before Channel 19 in the early 70's. I still installed on when we bought the truck but really only use it in heavy traffic, to find out about an accident, or how too get around a obstruction
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Old 01-01-2019, 01:15 PM   #14
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I have a Galaxy in my commercial semi truck. Same Galaxy that I have had for most of this century. I usually have it on, but I rarely ever talk on it or even pay much attention to it. No real desire to have one in my pickup. I find various apps on my phone actually take care of road closures, accident awareness, major traffic issues, weather, etc. The glory days of CB are pretty much history.
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Old 01-01-2019, 05:16 PM   #15
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Morotcycles & CBs

yes, CBs are still used by Goldwingers, and a few other motorcycles. We have a CB on our CanAm Spyder. It makes motorcycle travel so much more enjoyable when you can communicate.
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Old 01-01-2019, 06:55 PM   #16
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Only use hand held when traveling with a friend. I have not heard much traffic at other times so I am pretty sure that CB radios are becoming a thing of the past.
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Old 01-01-2019, 08:09 PM   #17
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The use has declined a lot since the 60s when we used them regularly. I still carry a coulpe of hand helds and an outside antenna. Like thers have said they are still useful when you are without cell signal, or if you are like me and live in the Sierra foothills where cell phones are only good if you can get WiFi or to play games. My average use is 10 minutes per month on my cell when I go somewhere. At home it is off.
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Old 01-01-2019, 09:21 PM   #18
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lol, ive got 4 CB,s and use them to monitor the hwy,s when i travel. 1 in my truck that i haul my 5ver ,1 in my truck i run for winter ,1 in my wifes car when we go on a rd trip ,and 1 i keep for a spare
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Old 01-01-2019, 10:24 PM   #19
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CB radios useful for me

I keep one in the '41 Chevrolet when we go on long distance cruises as all of the participating cars are equipped with them. They are invaluable when one of the cars may have a problem. After all, the cars are usually from 60 to 80 years old or older and things do happen from time to time.

I also have one in my Allegro Bus as it came equipped from the factory with it. Really useful when traveling with other travel buddies, especially when cell service is spotty or non-existent. It is so much easier just to pick up the mike and ask a question than to dial the cell number, even when cell service is present. The one in the bus is a Cobra and also has NOAA weather channels, so it serves another backup purpose. I also used a different radio in my two previous class C motor homes for the same purpose while on trips to Alaska and Nova Scotia.

It may be approaching extinction, but a CB radio still has a special place in some of my vehicles.
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We use the CBs on our fishing boats, since we discovered that if we use the VHF marine band radio, other boats can find us, using direction finders. ("radio fish")

We also do use hand held units in our TV, when heading fishing.

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the coast guard can be called with the marine band and I would say its a safety issue not sure if all highway patrol listel to cbs anymore
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