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Old 06-25-2015, 07:05 PM   #21
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[QUOTE=Wolfeden;904857]My husband has trouble hearing my while he rides his motorcycle ahead of me.....CB is nicer than rear ending him to get his attention 😳[/QUOTE
We are looking to upgrade hat do you recommend?
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Old 06-25-2015, 07:11 PM   #22
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I have used CB radio since high school, during the height of the "craze".
X2, remember the "call channel (11)"? Everyone had a cb back in hs
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If you want to talk to the truckers then you will need a CB. It costs little and that's all it will do. And tends to be annoying. Get one that plugs into the cigarette lighter and a magnetic mount antenna so it can be removed when not it use. Also there are some signal advantages to a mag-mount antenna. (Good ground plane, Omni-directional pattern)

For more reliable mobile communications you will want to go with amateur radio. Tends to be quiet. A bit more expensive and a license is required, but if my daughter, then 14, can do it with 20 hours of study then so can you.

Any one of the helpful hams on here can get you started in the right direction.
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X2, remember the "call channel (11)"? Everyone had a cb back in hs
When I was in high school I would charge $25 to install a CB radio in a vehicle. I understood the mysteries of SWR!!
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Well I have a CB in my m/h and have it on maybe half the time, especially in heavy traffic. Been using CB since 1972. "King Yankee"
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Been using CB, on-and-off, since about 1959. Had an 11Q-XXXX call back then.

Still screw the antenna onto the roof mag-mount when we go on the road and listen for road conditions ahead (along with "the color").

Don't use it here in town.

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For more reliable mobile communications you will want to go with amateur radio. Tends to be quiet. A bit more expensive and a license is required, but if my daughter, then 14, can do it with 20 hours of study then so can you.

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When I was in high school I would charge $25 to install a CB radio in a vehicle. I understood the mysteries of SWR!!
Did a few mobile and base station installs back in the day. Do they still have moonraker 4's?
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CB radios... what are these CB radio things you speak of...

we still use the smoke off Dodges and Chevs here in Canada to communicate.

A steady stream of blue smoke means I'm about ready to pass you so you'd better be a fixin to move over if i run outta room.
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Been using CB, on-and-off, since about 1959. Had an 11Q-XXXX call back then.

Still screw the antenna onto the roof mag-mount when we go on the road and listen for road conditions ahead (along with "the color").

Don't use it here in town.

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As Radio stated it easy to get your amateur license, When
driving over the road I had a CB in the truck but also my
Dual Band (vhf/uhf) amateur along with my HF radio.

There was no place in the United States that I could not
reach a amateur repeater even when I didn't have cell
coverage.

I will say that CB's have there place but CB's have their
limits unless you are operating a radio with more than
5 watts which is not legal.
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