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Old 01-29-2008, 03:57 PM   #15
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We have run nearly 10,000 this past year with the CB on channel 19. Other than alot of foul language from truckers, we have NEVER been able to communicate with passing RV'ers. I am beginning to wonder if anyone else has a CB on.
My thoughts were that perhaps we were running the wrong channel.
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Old 01-29-2008, 05:21 PM   #16
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Don't have a CB at the moment (left it in the last MH when I sold it) But picked up the nick name "Reno" back in the early 70's at work. We all played cards on our lunch hour and I got the rep of being lucky at cards.
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Old 01-29-2008, 05:44 PM   #17
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Old 01-30-2008, 06:49 PM   #18
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Old 01-31-2008, 03:57 AM   #19
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when i was a F/T LEO i patroled the area close to the interstate and used my car #- 510. after getting "CHEWED" a couple of times for answering the wrong radio; i started using Skipwil. i operated a USCGAUX facility boat named for my grandson WIL.thus as skipper of the Wil boat i am Skipwil. retired and rv'ing and enjoying life here in east tn...

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Old 01-31-2008, 04:02 AM   #20
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Old 01-31-2008, 04:27 AM   #21
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:46 AM   #22
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Hi All: (handle is "chickadee") Just like Gene & Betty (buckeye), we too monitor Chan. 19, but hardly ever connect with RV'rs. Is there a more commonly used channel for RV traffic?? Would be fun to talk with other RV'rs as we migrate down the road. Also, for all you OLD roadruners with ears, what if anything, is the correct protocol for hailing other RV'rs on the CB as we travel?? What do ya and "break" into a channel...then what...give handle and ask if there are any other RV'rs listening???? Kinda new on the air so would appreciate suggestions. Thanks. Steve & Lynette
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Old 01-31-2008, 06:49 AM   #23
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Old 01-31-2008, 08:24 AM   #24
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Chickadee-Channel 13 is the channel that RV folks are/or have been trying to use.I do not know how much if any traffic is on there but wouldn't hurt to try it.19 is very congested in the larger metro areas-doing a break and asking for RV folks is the way to go.You may get negative responses from truckers but don't let that deter you from trying.Have fun.
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Old 01-31-2008, 03:55 PM   #25
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Rich: Thanks, we'll give 13 a try next time we're underway. Steve & Lynette
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Corpral was my handle back in the 70's and one I used throughout that time, now thinking about it, some of those catchy little phrases we used in the UK are coming back to me and bringing a smile with them too
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Old 02-03-2008, 01:14 AM   #27
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My first CB was back in the early 70's. I lived in Kalamazoo and my handle was Georgia Boy. After returning to GA, I used a number of handles such as Pocket Clock, Red Pepper and Slapshot.
Today when we're moving from one place to another I use Freckleface.
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