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Old 11-02-2015, 10:48 AM   #1
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CB radio use?

Does anybody use CB radios in their travels anymore? We know it is old technology but it is useful for some communication. Our new-to-us AS has a CB antenna and assume it was for campground communication in 1989, but is it still? Do Airstreamers monitor a particular channel on the road and does the WBCCI organization communicate on a particular channel at their rallies? We have a CB in our TV but not sure if its worth hooking one up in the AS. Would be useful for AS issue commo with other AS travelers on the road. Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 11-02-2015, 11:16 AM   #2
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Airstream caravans still use CB radio on the road, usually on channel 14. Don't know about at rallies. Never at any rally I've attended, at least. Who goes to a rally to sit inside their own Airstream and talk on the radio instead of getting out and mingling? Aside from ham operators, that is…

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Old 11-02-2015, 11:22 AM   #3
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They used to have a CB network going at the International Rallies and I believed they called it Wally Byrum Control, and they would announce things like the schedule of events for the day, etc. However, the last I heard, and this was at least three years ago, they planned to drop it due to reduced interest.
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Old 11-02-2015, 11:25 AM   #4
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Not so much anymore, especially on the road. I can't even get smokey checks from truckers these days. But we do tend to use it heavily when in groups, particularly when offroading. Actually, that is about it's only use.
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