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Old 10-26-2015, 08:08 AM   #21
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Since I got the GPS with traffic info and the smartphone, I keep forgetting to bring my handheld CB when camping. We do use it for Miata rallies.


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Old 10-26-2015, 10:00 AM   #22
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One thing I have noticed, I've got a CB in my truck too, is that there is nowhere near as much chatter on the radio anymore. In the 70's and 80's the radio was going non-stop. Now you can see a couple dozen trucks going by on the highway and it's silent. Until...traffic starts to back up then they start warning each other about traffic jambs. The only "unfriendly" language I've been hearing lately is when someone in a car cuts a truck off. Having driven tractor-trailers in a previous life, I can attest that getting cut off by someone in a car not paying attention can become a white knuckle event very quickly.
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Old 11-03-2015, 03:53 PM   #23
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Since I got the GPS with traffic info and the smartphone, I keep forgetting to bring my handheld CB when camping. We do use it for Miata rallies.


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Great to see mention of Miata on here! I have a '99 and it has a Cobra 75 "all in your hand" CB for touring events. It's fun adjusting to driving the MH after being in the Miata!



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Great to see mention of Miata on here! I have a '99 and it has a Cobra 75 "all in your hand" CB for touring events. It's fun adjusting to driving the MH after being in the Miata!



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I bet! I go from the Road King to the Trike to the F450 to the Miata in one week sometimes!

Biggest thing to remember...put feet down when stopping on the RK. 😄


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Great to see mention of Miata on here! I have a '99 and it has a Cobra 75 "all in your hand" CB for touring events. It's fun adjusting to driving the MH after being in the Miata!



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Oh, ours is a 2002 Nardi Torino, but the only modification is a K&N cold air intake.


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Old 11-22-2015, 02:24 AM   #26
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Forester Fred: Maybe the incessant bad mouths got tired of no one listening and now it is time for the return of intelligent conversation on CB again. 😀
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I've been considering installing one, but in use the social app Waze to monitor traffic issues ahead. Anyone have both and can identify what CBs provide above and beyond Waze? Would it simply be the communication part?
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I've been considering installing one, but in use the social app Waze to monitor traffic issues ahead. Anyone have both and can identify what CBs provide above and beyond Waze? Would it simply be the communication part?
We use both but the CB will give you a lot more detailed info when the truckers start telling each other what's wrong, what lane to get into, etc. Just another tool in the toolbox.
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Also fun when you get to engage someone in intelligent conversation.
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:44 AM   #30
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It has been decades sense I owned a CB. What channel do the truckers use now? Do cg use them and if so what channel?


I know where I can get a decent used one but not sure it is worth it or not. Probably have to mount it on passengers side of truck. Running out of room on my side.


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