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Old 12-22-2012, 07:29 PM   #15
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My most recent help from CB has been knowing in advance which lane up ahead is closed. Whither it is an accident, road work, traffic control, etc., when traffic is backed up it is good to know which lane to start trying to get into.
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I didn't do no such thing
And I didn't see it....
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:42 PM   #17
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And I didn't see it....

Yes sir, my eyes do play tricks on me too

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Old 12-22-2012, 10:13 PM   #18
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I understand that Winnebago used to install CB antenna cable (coax). But they quit doing that at least 7 years ago. The prewire for CB since 2006 (or maybe before that) is just for power and ground -- no antenna anything.
Sorry Chas, but I have a 2006 Meridian and it came equipped with an antenna and the cable to the drivers compartment. I'm thinking about having a no ground-plane antenna installed with a FireStik.
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:38 PM   #19
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OK.... well how about those hand held CB radios? Do they work effectively?
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They are not too bad. Would be better with a bigger speaker. I find you have to keep adjusting the squelch. The biggest problem is the antenna. They never to ground them correctly to have an effective ground plane. On my previous mh I installed a special antenna that didn't need a ground plane and it worked very well.
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What good does modifying the CB output? Sure you may be able to send your signal to the next state. And you can't select which city, state or exactly where on your route your signal is going. You can only modify the OUTPUT, that doesn't do any good on your reception. BUT, You still can only receive signals within the normal range as "Everyone' doesn't modify or increase their CB radio output. There has always been all kinds of malarkey about "expanding or boosting" CB radios. Thankfully most of it is just plain ole malarkey. safe travels.... ed
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I mount my magnetic base, no ground plane required, antenna on the hood of the RV, "Unicorn" style.

It seems to work well there.

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Do they still make CB's ? Really ?
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Yep, they do. And when the traffic stops in front of you, the CB can be very helpful in choosing the correct lane or off-ramp.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:03 PM   #25
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Yep, and I wouldn't be without one...!
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:43 PM   #26
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Im running all my radios with "X"w in all mobile set ups and "X"w at home, and I have "baby power" compaired to all the guys on our band here.

I too havent herd of any crackdown latey of "Uncle Charlie" ..... I know us base people are more likely to get cought, if we are bleeding over neighbors eletronics. Its not like "Uncle Charlie" is running up and down the highway in the box trucks with 1,000 antennas on it trying to find the person running linears

Either way, I think a CB is valuable on the road for traffic updates, others warning you of problem with your rig, and if solo can make the ride better. Most of the trash is not on there anymore. Yeah once in a while you get near a big town and there is some fool on there.

I guess as it got less popular the RVers got off channel 13 and went to 19. But then again you used to have your good sam member number and a single digit area code on it too.... Some things fade away

Also a few links to help people installing or to make thier set up a little better

The Ultimate Guide to 11 Meter CB Antennas
The Ultimate Guide to 11 Meter CB Antennas
The Ultimate Guide to 11 Meter CB Antennas
The Ultimate Guide to 11 Meter CB Antennas
All four of those links return a "404 not found" error.
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Go hang around a Truck Stop and talk to a few Truckers and you'll get more information than you care to know about CB's. On my Jeep I had my antenna tuned at a place that installs and works with 1000's of Truckers and just standing there listening to a few Truckers talk about CB's I learned that they know lots about them.
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