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Posted: 07/08/21 12:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

CBs are an antiquated technology. You might find a stray person to talk to but if you are looking for traffic info, a good app on your cell will do a better job.


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There's an unofficial GMRS travel channel that I've never heard anything on freq 462.6750 PL 22 (141.3)

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Bumpyroad wrote:

salty language, clean up CB. you are talking about the 80s aren't you?
bumpy


Oh something I did when traveling back in he heyday of CB.
I had a single earpiece speaker
Only I heard the occasionally off-color remark or "Salty" language.


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19 was traditionally the east-west highway channel.
17 was the north-south channel.
3 is the dump truck and similar vocational truck channel.
6 is the skip-shooter channel.

Most big-trucks don’t even use CB anymore. Dump trucks use it mostly for talking to the loader and scale house when they’re at a yard.


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burningman wrote:

19 was traditionally the east-west highway channel.
17 was the north-south channel.
3 is the dump truck and similar vocational truck channel.
6 is the skip-shooter channel.

Most big-trucks don’t even use CB anymore. Dump trucks use it mostly for talking to the loader and scale house when they’re at a yard.


So, with people switching to GMRS is there a "traditional" channel for anything yet?


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So, with people switching to GMRS is there a "traditional" channel for anything yet?

prepper groups are tending towards a couple of channels. Many walmart store radios are on a particular frequency. The alleged travel channel, I've never heard anything on it.

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I don’t know that any real number of people are switching to GMRS.
You probably have a better chance at reaching someone on Facebook or Instagram with your cell phone than on any radio.

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burningman wrote:

I don’t know that any real number of people are switching to GMRS.
You probably have a better chance at reaching someone on Facebook or Instagram with your cell phone than on any radio.


when approaching a big city, exactly how do I contact oncoming traffic/truckers on facebook to determine best way thru, north/south or straight thru?

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Well try GMRS to do that… ain’t really gonna work either.
CB is probably still the best bet, but it’s nowhere near as popular or used by truckers as much as it once was.

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