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I'm a new CB user, what channel do people hangout on?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by LittleBlueHilux69, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. Oct 23, 2019 at 4:45 PM
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    LittleBlueHilux69

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    I just installed a Uniden 520XL on my 82, and I was wondering what channels people hang out on, because I don't even know if the damn thing works. Just a little background info: I tuned it properly with an SWR reading of 1.0, and I'm in the state of WA. What channel do you guys hang out on?
     
  2. Oct 23, 2019 at 4:49 PM
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    Da Boogie Man

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  3. Oct 23, 2019 at 4:52 PM
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    just to avoid those police traps?
     
  4. Oct 23, 2019 at 5:15 PM
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    Jk. I don’t know about your area but CB radios aren’t as popular as they were in the past.
     
  5. Oct 23, 2019 at 5:17 PM
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    LittleBlueHilux69

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    yeah I get it. I know there are some people out here and there though. I mainly got it for road trips and offroading anyway.
     
  6. Oct 23, 2019 at 5:21 PM
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    Nobody really hangs out on channels anymore. Truckers will often use 19 to call out road hazards or conditions, but people don’t really hang out on them unless there’s a reason. Truckers and worksites are what you’ll usually pick up. I’m only on mine when off-roading. Even in the backcountry, my dual band yaesu radio gets more use.
     
  7. Oct 23, 2019 at 5:23 PM
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    Yep. Turn it on in a traffic jam and it gets lively. Otherwise...silence
     
  8. Oct 23, 2019 at 5:28 PM
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    Yup and even then it’s usually just truckers shouting obscenities haha. Here’s my CB and dual band comms setup. CB is good out to maybe 3 miles depending on terrain. Got the midland 75-822 so that I can go mobile with it if need be. In SAR situations where dedicated comms haven’t been established, I can always take it to the top of a mountain and try to reach out. The dual band is basically limitless and almost always more effective. 3FE4A598-72FA-440F-A6FC-21D06E4D43B4.jpg
     
  9. Oct 23, 2019 at 5:30 PM
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    9 used to be the emergency channel, back when it was monitored in the 70's, don't know how long it lasted. 19 for truckers on the highway, listen more than you talk and you'll be fine. I've talked to base stations on 14-15, with cb everything will be local, except for the powerful base stations talking skip, thus the reason for more channels to use.
     
  10. Oct 23, 2019 at 5:32 PM
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    what is a base station? sorry still learning
     
  11. Oct 23, 2019 at 5:36 PM
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    Nerd at home talking on cb.
     
  12. Oct 23, 2019 at 5:37 PM
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    its just a fancy term for nerd then lol.
     
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  13. Oct 23, 2019 at 5:38 PM
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    I have to admit that I’m a cb troll.
     
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  14. Oct 23, 2019 at 5:40 PM
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    Base station- nerd at home
    Mobile-nerd on the move... or sitting in the parking lot at a shopping center
     
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    Have you tried 69?
     
  16. Oct 23, 2019 at 5:41 PM
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    71 is better
     
  17. Oct 23, 2019 at 5:57 PM
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    nerds erywhere
     

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