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Old 09-07-2019, 07:24 PM   #1
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RV CB Radios

The other day, I was listening to the RV Lifestyle Podcast, and there was a discussion about CB radios by RVers. Apparently there is a special channel on CB airwaves that can be used by boaters and RVers. Channel 13 can be used to just chat with other RVers and talk about road conditions, destinations, rest areas, whatever you want!

I'm considering picking up an inexpensive CB radio and installing it in my Class C, and maybe putting a sticker on the back of the unit letting others know I'm on Channel 13.

Anyone else traveling with CB Radios? Am I just a hold out from the 70's and no one uses CB anymore, or is this something that would be fun?
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Old 09-07-2019, 07:34 PM   #2
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I don't currently travel with a CB. But, we did until about 10 years ago. I still have a pretty decent Uniden radio and Wilson antenna sitting here ready to go if I wanted to put it back in one of our trucks.

Speaking of CB's, one of my best friends here in PA has a garage and a CB shop attached to it. They are busy all the time. So, the hobby still must be going for at least some.
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Old 09-07-2019, 09:04 PM   #3
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After getting my GMRS license and then my Ham license Iíve come to discover almost no one uses CB anymore. There are a few hold outs but everyone is moving to GMRS, and FRS style radios for traveling and off-roading. Last guy I knew that fired up his CB said the airwaves are full of foul language and road rage. Itís a shame really, I used to love my big Uniden CB with dual whips on my old truck. I just think the technology is past its prime and no one wants to use it anymore.
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We travel with our CB 'just in case', but it is usually turned off.
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I quit using our CB radio when the language got so foul and people let their little children use the radio for nonsense.
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Ch13 is the rver’s channel! Channel 9 & 3 for emergencies.
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I have one in my truck because I had one. I find it to be pretty useless. A lot of what goes on is rude and crude. Many of the truckers don’t even keep them on as can be heard when traffic backs up and truckers turn them on to ask what is going on and the truckers who ride with their CBs on chastise the truckers who just turned them on. I’ve also played with channel 13 when I’ve seen other RVers on the road and I’ve never received a response.

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I too have a CB radio under my front seat in my truck... The squelch is turned all the way up so that only very close by radio comms are heard.... I mainly use it for road conditions with the truckers.... I have not ever heard hardly any comms from the RV community over CB... Do hear some FRS radios at some of the camp grounds...

It certainly was big deal back in the 60s and 70s... You would meet up with several going the same direction you was going down the long highways and would stop at the same locations for meals etc...

I even had an official FCC Issued CB Call Sign back then... KBX5218 or something like that haha...

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I know. I use a ham radio and moving through states, either pre-program repeaters or work the FRS/GMRS channels.
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