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Old 09-24-2007, 04:12 AM   #1
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Is there a particular CB radio channel used by RVers or is the CB obsolete anymore?

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Is there a particular CB radio channel used by RVers or is the CB obsolete anymore?

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Old 09-24-2007, 05:51 AM   #3
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Channel 13 has been promoted as the RV channel but rarely can you find anyone on there. I guess most people don't want to listen to the noise.
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I monitor Channel 13 while traveling on only interstate highways.. I switch to channel 19 when encountering a traffic slow down, but then switch back to 13.
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Being an ex truck driver, I constantly monitor 19 when headed anywhere of any distance. I guess old habits die hard, but not having a CB on 19 is like being deaf to me. Yes, there is some trash talk, but I also view it as a safety feature because the other driver's with radios will give warning of hazards or if there is something wrong with my vehicle.

We also monitor 146.52 which is the FM calling freq for 2 meters.

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My CB has a scanner built in, so I have a decent chance of finding any one on there.
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I monitored Ch 13 and 146.52 during our recent trip to Florida and NOT one call or transmission was heard !!
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Old 01-10-2008, 07:45 PM   #8
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Far from obsolete. I'm on the road now. Today a new shiny MH passed me and I noticed a nearly flat outside dual. Fortunately, both of us had radios turned on; he was quite grateful when I called him with the information.
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I've monitored 146.520 and never heard a call and never had a CQ answered. I do carry a small CB and magnetic mount antenna under the back seat of the truck. Rigged so I can use the power port for power. It has not been turned on in I know two years now.

I get tired of the poor language on the CB and also the illegal Mexican stations running major power on 11M.

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TXiceman,

I know that it was a typo, but you might do better on 146.52!!!!!!!!! I've also monitored 146.52, and have only heard traffic on it twice in 9 years.

As for CB, our club uses Channel 3 - usually quiet once you supress the noise. I also switch to 19 for traffic. I tried 13, but didn't hear anyone either.

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P.S. What antenna do you use for 2m/70cm and do you have a ground plane? I have a piece of stainless steel and plan to mount it on the roof and use a base loaded antenna on it.
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Bob, I can't type worth a darn. Thanks for the catch.

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