CB's Does anyone use them anymore?

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  1. Jim

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    I was surprised on a motorway services the other day (forget where)when I saw a shop on the edge of the car park made out of a shipping container that sold nothing but CB's, he sold two in the 5 minutes I was nosing around.

    The last time I used a CB it was full of kids and foul language. I had an illegal amp on a set years ago when I used to run survival courses in Wales. The ranges we could get were great. I thought CB was gone, I presumed that Gordon had sold the frequencies to Orange or someone. I didn't know it was still around. Do any of you guys use CB
     
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    I've got walkie talkie for dog searching purposes:Laughing:
     
  3. justme AKA Grath

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    Yes

    When I was International driving (HGV) until about 5 years ago, most of the International Truckers were using them (including me)
    I wouldn't bother in the UK unless I was traveling in a convoy on a regular basis, (say motorhoming with mates with a motorhome)
    Apparently it is legal to use a hand held CB (strange) but beware!!!:Rofl1:
     
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    You should get Bruno chipped mate.










    With a Tracker :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

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    A 40ch UK/EU Midland came with the RV and I bought a Midland hand held to keep in contact when out and about, could also useful if traveling with others who have one. :thumb:
     
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    There was a guy on the MHF a few months ago trying to reinstate the use of CB's and set up a commonly used frequency (if thats the right terminology) for Rv's M/Hs

    He was a frequent poster on there I think his username was Snelly

    Not sure if it got off the ground or not

    Never appealed to me but I know our trucks had them in back in the 70s but the air was usually filled with bad language and rubbish. Shame because a usefull bit of kit used properly.
     
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    yes, it is the idiots that spoil it in the UK particulary around the big Cities, but out in the sticks it is quite ok.
    I have in the past used it for directions and luckily, I have never been given a bad steer:thumb:
    It has it's uses although the range on the legal frequency is quite small (probable 5 mile max on a good day, but more like about 2 mile for normal use !)
     
  8. Tony Santara

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    You are spot on Ror it was Snelly
    Ive got one brand new 80 channel UK/ Euro never got round to fitting it yet
    a lot of my trucker mates use them still but i haven't used one for years
    I'll get round to fitting it soon and see what it's like nowadays
     
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    to be honest mate, i wouldn't bother.
    still get atmospheric skip on warm, sunny days and the Italians are still using 2GW burners:Eeek: so all you get is spagetti. you got no chance on a paltry 4W.:Sad:
    i have one in my offroader but only cos i cant be arsed to remove it and its easier to use mobil fone.:thumb:
    john.
     
  10. baloothebear

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    They're good on open roads but CB seems to fall down a bit in big cities
     
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    i used to have a cb when i was about 18 years of age in my 1st car (ah the good old days eh)...i called myself "whizzkid"...good memories.. :Smile:
     
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    oh I remember those days too, I was 'Bubbles'

    That was so many years ago
     
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    Night Moves on channel here too.

    Just got a rig in the beast and intend to use it.

    Was great fun in the old 27MHz AM Days.

    :thumb:
     
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    Showing your age steve :Rofl1:
     
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    I was the ' Roadfox '. Im picking the motorhome up tommorow, and i'm putting in a basic Midland cb unit with a mirror clamp for the areial or the ' whip ' as its know.
    All right to use to check on the roads ahead and speaking to the locals where you are heading.
     
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    Got a rig to fit in our van sometime. Snelly was encouraging motorhomers to use channel 3 for making contact.
     
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    What's your handle Brisey?

    M25fixer?:Rofl1:

    You know I don't mean it?
     
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    looks like Brian and Steve were as bad as each other

    Night Moves and Nightfly!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I used to know a girl called "Bubbles" :Blush:

    That was so many years ago too

    Cheers

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