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Old 09-27-2022, 09:06 AM   #29
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When on the road I use my cell phone for all the things talked about here. Cell phone coverage is pretty comprehensive now. Ham radio is not directly related to traffic and traveling. CB used to be but not so much anymore. My brother, a retired over the road trucker, took the CB out of his truck years ago and relied on his cell phone.

I do use handheld CB occasionally when hiking to talk to others in my group.

If you want a radio, by all means get one. However, a cell phone works too and you probably already have one.
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yeloduster, we too have and use cell phones, however they cannot warn you of a just-happend traffic stoppage ahead in time to take alternative action.
Even WAZE has a significant time delay between reporting and app updating.
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Old 10-07-2022, 07:12 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by jrollf View Post
I was debating getting a CB for the truck... however last time (several years ago) I had a CB on I didn't hear anyone except some jackwad being stupid, nothing like when I was a kid listening to the CB as my Dad drove.

Do a enough truckers still use them to make it worth while on the highway?
That's exactly why I don't bother with CB's any longer, not going to expose the dw or grandkids to the garbage you have to tolerate on Ch.19 for the occassional traffic alerts.
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That's exactly why I don't bother with CB's any longer, not going to expose the dw or grandkids to the garbage you have to tolerate on Ch.19 for the occassional traffic alerts.

Waze has been our #1 traffic info app, don't feel the need for any two-way radio for this.

My ham radio I use for local repeaters while in visiting cities to ask where the fine mom & pop dining is and other local information. For this it has been very useful.

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I have both CB and quad band ham in my truck. There are still a lot of truckers that use it out there. And when the CB ahols start I turn up the squelch for a few miles then re adjust as there is a limited distance on the CB and it won’t be long when the Ahole is out of range. I also monitor 2m and 70cm calling frequency. On the highway I do more talking on the CB. Click image for larger version

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I enjoy both and each has is own use depending on we’re I am at that time.
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