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Unread 11-20-2009, 09:51 PM   #1
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does anyone use cb radios anymore?

i have always wanted a CB radio but does anyone use them anymore?

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Unread 11-20-2009, 09:54 PM   #2
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yes, many places and clubs require them
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Unread 11-20-2009, 09:56 PM   #3
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yep, req'd for most trail rides
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Unread 11-20-2009, 09:57 PM   #4
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i hate wheeling in a group without a CB...heck, around here cell phones don't work in some places...theres 14,000ft mountains in the way.
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Unread 11-20-2009, 10:13 PM   #5
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CB's are in common use by wheelers. If you mean do people still use them on the highway. Yes most pro drivers mostly still have a CB, but the constant chatter and the goofy lingo from the 70's are mostly gone. Pros mostly use the radio as a tool and not for emtertainment. No doubt due to the other in cab distractions available. cell phone, ipod, sat. radio. Last summer i drove from CO. to NC. and back. the CB was on the whole way. sometimes I would drive 3-4 hours without hearing a word. But when ever I keyed the mike to ask a qustion the anwsers came right back. Drivers are listening, there isn't much dialog.
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Unread 11-20-2009, 10:15 PM   #6
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I and everyone that i know that wheels has a cb. It feels weird w/o one, like somethings missing.
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Unread 11-20-2009, 10:18 PM   #7
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Yea man. A LOT of wheelers use them. It's a very good way to communicate with each other while wheelng. Not to mention if you get in an emergency.
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Unread 11-20-2009, 10:25 PM   #8
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i have one and use the heck out of it on trails.
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Unread 11-20-2009, 10:27 PM   #9
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yes, many places and clubs require them
yea, it wouldve been very nice to have for my first trail ride, got one now though, so im "in there, like swimwear" for the next ride
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Unread 11-20-2009, 10:28 PM   #10
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We use CBs on the trail and FRS Motorola Portables to communicate when traveling to the trails on the highway. The Motorolas work very well on the highway, good range, clearer even when we are spread out.
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Unread 11-20-2009, 10:30 PM   #11
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I have not messed with one since the 70s as a kid. I'm looking forward to a nice new Uniden Pro520XL and Firestik being under the tree from my kids to me (even if I have to foot the bill)!
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Unread 11-20-2009, 10:32 PM   #12
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Yep, got to have one. I don't think I have ever been on a trail ride, where the majority of the crew didn't have one. Don't forget to pick a good handle, cb name, call sign, Goose, Maverick, Ice Man, Bandit.
Then your next thread can be, where is a good place to mount it. I kid.
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Unread 11-20-2009, 10:36 PM   #13
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I'm electroincally inept and I was able to find enough material (Ty, jeepforums) to setup mine and use it on my last club trail ride. VERY useful piece of electronIcs IMHO.

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Unread 11-20-2009, 10:37 PM   #14
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I have just learned this myself recently but HAM (amature) Radios are now becomming more popular with the off road community.
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Unread 11-20-2009, 11:17 PM   #15
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whenever i get my cb working again im "gibs" and theres a few people who knew who i was just because of it. so make sure yours reflects you
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