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Old 09-20-2005, 08:34 PM
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CB Radio-Anyone have one?

I found one in a garage sale a few weeks ago, plugs into cig. lighter, magnetic antenna.
I hooked it up, and my "radio check" worked.
It's stuffed in my trunk, I should probably hook it up for traffic info.
Radar traps don't bother me, I'm usually cruising at about 72MPH or so, they're looking for "bigger game".
Just wondering if anyone uses one.
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Old 09-20-2005, 08:49 PM
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Last time I used a CB was about 8 years ago on a trip to Panama City Beach, FL. It was good times. 5 guys in a luxury conversion van drunker than drunk (except our driver of course) and on a road trip. We'd keep the truckers laughing all the while. When we got to Nashville we were listening in to a woman who's handle was "Star." She had organized a scavenger hunt for all the boys to come and find her. Whoever found her first would get to have her for the night. The weather was horrible and the traffic was even worse, so listening in to a bunch of horny guys trying to get some poon was absolutely hilarious. I'm pretty sure we all broke just about every FCC regulation there was during that road trip. The radio did come in handy a couple of times though when trying to find out where the "smokeys" were and looking for cheap gas/grub.
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Old 09-21-2005, 06:01 AM
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I have one in my Global Warmer but when traveling on the interstates, I don't hear much traffic on the radio. ANyone know common Truck Driver frequencies?
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Old 09-21-2005, 06:36 AM
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Old 09-21-2005, 10:22 AM
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I found one in a garage sale a few weeks ago, plugs into cig. lighter, magnetic antenna.
I hooked it up, and my "radio check" worked.
It's stuffed in my trunk, I should probably hook it up for traffic info.
Radar traps don't bother me, I'm usually cruising at about 72MPH or so, they're looking for "bigger game".
Just wondering if anyone uses one.
-Mel
I had a pair of CB's for years that we would set up anytime we went camping with more than one family. However, the last time we went, we just used cellphones if we needed to make contact. Most of the noise I hear on a CB isn't what you want kids in the car hearing.
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Old 09-21-2005, 10:38 AM
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I only use one on those long cross-country drives to Star Wars and Star Trek conventions.
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Old 09-21-2005, 10:49 AM
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I only use one on those long cross-country drives to Star Wars and Star Trek conventions.
Trying to locate those "special" rest areas?
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Old 09-21-2005, 10:56 AM
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Trying to locate those "special" rest areas?


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I have one in my Global Warmer but when traveling on the interstates, I don't hear much traffic on the radio. ANyone know common Truck Driver frequencies?

Channels 17 and 19. I dont remember which, I think 19 is just for the I-5 corridor.



East bound and down, loaded up and truckin'
We gonna do what they say can't be done
We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there
I'm east bound, just watch ol' 'Bandit' run

Keep your foot hard on the pedal
Son, never mind them brakes
Let it all hang out 'cause we got a run to make
The boys are thirsty in Atlanta and there's beer in Texarcana
And we'll bring it back no matter what it takes

East bound and down, loaded up and truckin'
We gonna do what they say can't be done
We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there
I'm east bound, just watch ol' 'Bandit' run...

East bound and down, loaded up and truckin'
We gonna do what they say can't be done
We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there
I'm east bound, just watch ol' 'Bandit' run...

Ol' Smokey's got them ears on
He's hot on your trail
He ain't gonna rest 'til you're in jail
So you got to dodge 'im and you got to duck 'im
You got to keep that diesel truckin'
Just put that hammer down and give it hell...

East bound and down, loaded up and truckin'
We gonna do what they say can't be done
We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there
I'm east bound, just watch ol' 'Bandit' run...

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I found one in a garage sale a few weeks ago, plugs into cig. lighter, magnetic antenna.
I hooked it up, and my "radio check" worked.
It's stuffed in my trunk, I should probably hook it up for traffic info.
Radar traps don't bother me, I'm usually cruising at about 72MPH or so, they're looking for "bigger game".
Just wondering if anyone uses one.
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Old 09-21-2005, 12:24 PM
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Channels 17 and 19. I dont remember which, I think 19 is just for the I-5 corridor.

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Yeah, 19 is what I usually use, but again, its awefully quiet, mind you my antennae range is only about 2 miles.

I bet they're using cell phones more today.
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Ah, breaker one-nine, this here’s the rubber duck. you gotta copy on me, pig pen, c’mon? ah, yeah, 10-4, pig pen, fer shure, fer shure. by golly, it’s clean clear to flag town, c’mon. yeah, that
Big 10-4 there, pig pen, yeah, we definitely got the front door, good buddy. mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a convoy...

Was the dark of the moon on the sixth of june
In a kenworth pullin’ logs
Cab-over pete with a reefer on
And a jimmy haulin’ hogs
We is headin’ for bear on i-one-oh
’bout a mile outta shaky town
I says, pig pen, this here’s the rubber duck.
And I’m about to put the hammer down.

[chorus]
’cause we got a little convoy
Rockin’ through the night.
Yeah, we got a little convoy,
Ain’t she a beautiful sight?
Come on and join our convoy
Ain’t nothin’ gonna get in our way.
We gonna roll this truckin’ convoy
’cross the u-s-a.
Convoy!

[on the cb]
Ah, breaker, pig pen, this here’s the duck. and, you wanna back off them hogs? yeah, 10-4, ’bout five mile or so. ten, roger. them hogs is gettin’ in-tense up here.

By the time we got into tulsa town,
We had eighty-five trucks in all.
But they’s a roadblock up on the cloverleaf,
And them bears was wall-to-wall.
Yeah, them smokies is thick as bugs on a bumper;
They even had a bear in the air!
I says, callin’ all trucks, this here’s the duck.
We about to go a-huntin’ bear.

[chorus]
’cause we got a great big convoy
Rockin’ through the night.
Yeah, we got a great big convoy,
Ain’t she a beautiful sight?
Come on and join our convoy
Ain’t nothin’ gonna get in our way.
We gonna roll this truckin’ convoy
’cross the u-s-a.
Convoy!

[on the cb]
Ah, you wanna give me a 10-9 on that, pig pen? negatory, pig pen; you’re still too close. yeah, them hogs is startin’ to close up my sinuses. mercy sakes, you better back off another ten.

Well, we rolled up interstate 44
Like a rocket sled on rails.
We tore up all of our swindle sheets,
And left ’em settin’ on the scales.
By the time we hit that chi-town,
Them bears was a-gettin’ smart:
They’d brought up some reinforcements
From the illinoise national guard.
There’s armored cars, and tanks, and jeeps,
And rigs of ev’ry size.
Yeah, them chicken coops was full’a bears
And choppers filled the skies.
Well, we shot the line and we went for broke
With a thousand screamin’ trucks
An’ eleven long-haired friends a’ jesus
In a chartreuse micra-bus.

[on the cb]
Ah, rubber duck to sodbuster, come over. yeah, 10-4, sodbuster? lissen, you wanna put that micra-bus right behind that suicide jockey? yeah, he’s haulin’ dynamite, and he needs all the help he c
T.

Well, we laid a strip for the jersey shore
And prepared to cross the line
I could see the bridge was lined with bears
But I didn’t have a dog-goned dime.
I says, pig pen, this here’s the rubber duck.
We just ain’t a-gonna pay no toll.
So we crashed the gate doing ninety-eight
I says let them truckers roll, 10-4.

[chorus]
’cause we got a mighty convoy
Rockin’ through the night.
Yeah, we got a mighty convoy,
Ain’t she a beautiful sight?
Come on and join our convoy
Ain’t nothin’ gonna get in our way.
We gonna roll this truckin’ convoy
’cross the u-s-a.

Convoy! ah, 10-4, pig pen, what’s your twenty?
Convoy! omaha? well, they oughta know what to do with them hogs out there fer shure. well, mercy
Convoy! sakes, good buddy, we gonna back on outta here, so keep the bugs off your glass and the bears off your...
Convoy! tail. we’ll catch you on the flip-flop. this here’s the rubber duck on the side.
Convoy! we gone. ’bye,’bye.


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Like they all said Ch 19 is where truckers are and they normally keep post on where the law is. Also very handy for accidents and road construction, so you can find a work around before you get stuck in the 2hr backups.

I have a small unit with a lighter power adapter for quick install. My thouugh antenna is a Wilson 1000 (one of the best on the market, or least used to be, mines over 10yrs old). I used a piece of felt to go between the magnet and the paint finish to protect the car.
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Just curious.
It's still in the trunk, I just wonder if all the brake lights ahead of me is a slow down, or something turning into a "parking lot".
I hate to do it, but I think I'm going to, "just in case"
Nah, I'll leave it in trunk and pull over, and hook it up f I need it.
Thanks guys.
OOPS... 10-4
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