CB's Does anyone use them anymore?

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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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!!!:ROFLMAO:
 

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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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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.
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 !)
 

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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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
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.
 
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They're good on open roads but CB seems to fall down a bit in big cities
 

sammclouis

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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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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:
 

mark e

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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.
 

Brisey

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Back in the 80's I was known as The Nightfly but best we don't go back there:winky:
 

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In the 80s i was known as the Firefox! (i liked that film)
I used a Stalker 9FDX with all the trimmings and a set of 200 watt Zetagi boots connected to a Sigma 4 (with the crows nest)
I did once manage to talk to a guy in Rio de Janero and a bloke in Kentucky!
Still got one now and use it every time i am on the motorway!
Its still good for finding out where the Bear traps are and any traffic problems!
Heres one for the old boys!
Does anyone remember the Amstrad 901?
I'll give you a clue! "BEEP":ROFLMAO:
 

pappajohn

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a pity they made it all legal. so much more fun in the 'bad' old days.

cant remember what i had but the 'handle' was "ODD-JOB":thumb:
no....not after the bond film, i was 4yrs unemployed(thanks maggie) and would do any odd jobs for beer money.

john.
 

American Dream

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Yeah John,

So much more fun when it was illegal to run those rigs with Hi Wattage burners and Firesticks.:whatthe:
 
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