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Resurgence in c.b. radio use

This is a discussion on Resurgence in c.b. radio use within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; So I have talked to a few new to the c.b. game people in the last week. So I called a c.b. shop I had ...

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    Resurgence in c.b. radio use

    So I have talked to a few new to the c.b. game people in the last week. So I called a c.b. shop I had spent some money at years ago. They were still open. I asked them about some different equipment, he told me they are nearly sold out of everything
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    CB was really big in the 1980’s, and I know a woman who was still at it, in the year 2000 AD.
    And I think that ham radio will explode in use.
    People need a way to communicate, that is not smothered by cencership.
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    i've had a CB in my pickup since the 70's.
    I wouldn't go on a road trip without it, and paper road maps.

    The one I've had the last 15 years is a Galaxy 40 channel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rice paddy daddy View Post
    i've had a CB in my pickup since the 70's.
    I wouldn't go on a road trip without it, and paper road maps.

    The one I've had the last 15 years is a Galaxy 40 channel.
    It was CB that got me into ham radio. We were on a road trip, early 90's. We had an E-350 conversion van and I had the CB for typical road use. The more we listened, the more pissed she got. She hated the static and really hated the language. Long story short, the CB was ripped out of the mount and tossed to the back never to be installed again. I was telling my dive buddy about this later and he suggested ham radio. He had been into ham for many years and got me interested. It's been ham ever since.
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    Had a CB in my first truck and loved it. After that they sorta became obsolete. I'd love to see a return of them.

    Look at the antenna on this Trans Am.

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    Used them all the time driving semi. Very handy tool that saved a lot of time and aggravation. Avoiding traffic, accidents, road construction and finding directions etc. Only problem was the idiots using them for entertainment blocking the channels.
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    Sales are up, or supply is down?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
    Had a CB in my first truck and loved it. After that they sorta became obsolete. I'd love to see a return of them.

    Look at the antenna on this Trans Am.

    Who didn't grow up wanting a Trans Am like that, not to mention Sally Field for a girl friend???
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    I got caught in an ice storm in New Mexico, I40 did not move for 3 days. First thing I did was buy a CB even though I was a amateur radio operator. On road conditions the truckers are the first to know. Now I am retired and still want a CB for road trips even with my ham gear. de KA5SIW
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chipper View Post
    Used them all the time driving semi. Very handy tool that saved a lot of time and aggravation. Avoiding traffic, accidents, road construction and finding directions etc. Only problem was the idiots using them for entertainment blocking the channels.
    It was the idiots that got me in trouble with my wife.

 

 
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