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Old 03-21-2006, 12:34 PM   #1
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What CB channel do Airstreamers use?

The NM WBCCI unit uses CB Radio Channel 5 at Rallies and Caravans.

I was wondering if Airstreamers across the country had anything approaching a "common channel" or if you are just spread all over the 40 channel band?

Any interest in adopting a common channel? This could permit chatting with others you see on the Interstate or elsewhere.
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Old 03-21-2006, 12:40 PM   #2
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Great idea. We often use CB from car to car when caravanning. We use whatever channel someone suggests. A designated "Airstream" channel would be great.
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Old 03-21-2006, 01:33 PM   #3
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That is a good idea, I think it should be (channel - 1) because it is the #1 travel trailer on the road and market..
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Old 03-21-2006, 02:13 PM   #4
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Very cool idea. Why not conduct a poll? It'd give me a reason to go buy another CB.

Maybe every region could have a channel?
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Old 03-21-2006, 02:18 PM   #5
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I believe the channel advocated by WBCCI is channel 14. That is the channel that is used at International rallies and caravans.
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Old 03-21-2006, 03:07 PM   #6
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I say channel 13!!!!

Why you ask??????

The atomic number for Aluminum is 13...
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Old 03-21-2006, 03:16 PM   #7
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My vote is 13
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Old 03-21-2006, 03:37 PM   #8
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I think 13 is used by Good Sam Club. 14 is also the channel that kid's walkie talkies used to be on. Maybe WBCCI used 14 so folks could buy inexpensive radios. There is also lots of interference on 14. My 2 cents.
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"13" is good it's kind of a first number for the teen years anyhow and we all remember 13.
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Old 03-26-2006, 11:12 AM   #10
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CB channel advocated by WBCCI is channel 14

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I believe the channel advocated by WBCCI is channel 14. That is the channel that is used at International rallies and caravans.
The the 49th International Rally in Salem, Oregon
has posted the following information.
If folks are used to using Ch 14 at International then perhaps it makes sense to just use that channel everywhere. If a common channel is adopted, it would be possible to "give a call" to those we pass on the highways.

11. C B “CITIZEN BAND RADIO”
This can be very important. Its use at the International Rally
keeps you informed daily of changing rally news and weather. The
“CB” Rally Base Station is known as “Wally Byam Control”
(Channel 14) and is open for your inquiries or emergency calls.
They, as well as the Amateur Radio Club, assist caravans and
others approaching the rally grounds. For suggestions in purchasing
and installing a CB, ask a unit member. Many have one,
sometimes two, one in the car and one in the RV. When traveling
with others a CB becomes invaluable.
12. AMATEUR RADIO
This is another valuable group who assists in numerous ways
at the rally. If you are a “Ham Operator”, let this group know of your
interest.
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Old 03-26-2006, 02:19 PM   #11
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Airstreams are number 1. So it should be Channel 1. Do they still make CB's ?
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Old 03-26-2006, 03:09 PM   #12
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Jerry,
Any channel is fine with me. I was thinking about getting a the RadioShack handheld model... any recommendations or other suggestions on hardware?
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suggestions on hardware

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I was thinking about getting a the RadioShack handheld model... any recommendations or other suggestions on hardware?
My radio came with a telescoping antenna that is probably not very efficient. I am thinking about upgrading to a Wilson 500 mag. mount.
http://www.wilsonantennas.com/
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Old 03-26-2006, 09:17 PM   #14
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Gee, my Goncet Model D has only 3 sockets for crystals.
I have a crystal for channel 13,22,and 6.
My vote is for 13
Can someone give is all a refresher course on the 10 code?

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