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Old 07-09-2012, 10:08 AM   #11
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Cb's are a good tool, but not good for dw or young ears!!

After all these years, they still haven't cleaned up their act. Some don't realize what a good thing they really are...you always have that element out there.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:48 AM   #12
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They are great for traffic updates
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:37 PM   #13
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CB usage

CB came to good use again this morning as we left Memphis.
There was a construction site on I-55 North and the truckers gave the good information on which lane was open and such. Listened most of the way today but shut off again when the potty mouths overran everyone else.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:38 PM   #14
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Occasionaly use it for traffic or accident reports. D.W. doesn't like the "racket" much. Old Guys
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:28 PM   #15
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I'm looking to buy a very small one with all the buttons on the mic and an antenna that wont scratch my truck.
Any suggestions?
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:13 PM   #16
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Is it still legal,most places have new law banning hand held devices.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:52 PM   #17
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We use little pocket size Cobra radios when on the road to communicate with others going with us.

I used to have a hard wired CB in the TV and put the Channels I monitored on the back of the TT. I figured someone might let me know if they saw a problem that I should be aware of and it was a way to say howdy to anyone going by. We used to take long vacations, from California to Colorado and into Canada and that was before cell phones were in common use, so it was a good safety tool if we needed assistance.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:29 PM   #18
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My friends and I use CBs our our touring bikes. Range isn't more than line of sight (1/2 mile at best) but it is very convenient.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:47 PM   #19
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I'm looking to buy a very small one with all the buttons on the mic and an antenna that wont scratch my truck.
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I have this one and it works well.

There is a little box hidden, where all the connections are made, and a nice pigtail cable to the CB.

Amazon.com: Cobra 75WXST 40-Channel CB Radio: Car Electronics
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:50 PM   #20
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I have a CB radio that I removed from a truck I had before I sold it. I've been considering installing it in the MH, but can't decide if it's worth the grief.

The antenna I have is one that went on the inner side of the front fender of the truck and has a cylindrical doo-dad half way along. Would this work if bolted to the side of the MH somewhere above the driver's door?

I'm not sure I need CB, so I'm not wildly enthusiastic about installing it. When CB radios first hit the street, I couldn't have one because I'm not a "C". I'm a legal immigrant Brit, but the initial legislation for CB radios required the user to be a US citizen.

I couldn't own an airplane, but I could communicate by radio when I flew someone else's airplane. I could own a boat but couldn't legally communicate on ship-to-shore radio and I could drive an interstate truck but couldn't use a CB radio.

What a cobbled up mess it was in the late 1960's. Is it any better now?
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