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Wsmith 04-19-2011 09:28 AM

C B Radio
I have owned two Airstream's and both have had CB Radios mounted in the credenza. Are they still used in traveling with club members or has the cell phone replaced this means of communication as a group on the road? I have not been active with a club but have recently joined again.

I removed my credenza yesterday for trailer repair and thought if they are still used I would replace the antenna coax and antenna and check the SWR.

masseyfarm 04-19-2011 10:01 AM

CB Radio
Last update was here.

Still a tool that can be used when needed. Without the tools you can't do a good job. :D

Bill M. 04-19-2011 11:30 AM

The caravans still use CB radio. some individuals more than others.

nswhite 04-19-2011 11:57 AM

When traveling with others I think the CB is still the way to go. Instant communication. It's always on. No dropped calls. The trucker channel is active and a good way to find local info. Doesn't cost much.

Wsmith 04-19-2011 12:00 PM

C b radio

Originally Posted by masseyfarm (Post 980649)
Last update was here.

Still a tool that can be used when needed. Without the tools you can't do a good job. :D

Thanks for the thread I did a search and came up with no hits:(

Wsmith 04-19-2011 12:06 PM

Thanks for the feedback, I just didn't want to spend money for a new antenna and coax if no one had CB's in their trailers anymore.

Condoluminum 04-19-2011 01:26 PM

If you should ever attend an "International Rally" of the Wally Byam Caravan Club, they use CB Radios almost exclusively for announcements, lost and found, and for communicating with participants in real time when hundreds of trailers are parked at the fairgrounds.. CB was primary channel to call for help or assistance to "Wally Radio" during Rally as well.Other caravans used them for evening or morning announcements as well. That is probably why so many older trailers had them permanently mounted inside the trailer.. Worthless on the road if unit inside trailer. We keep one in tow vehicle and find it useful occasionally..

More and more states (thankfully) are outlawing use of handheld cell phones while driving, as more and more crashes are being linked to cell phone use and texting.. Calif about to double fines and add "points" to driving record as moving violations for cell phone use, but only 2/3 of cell phone users feel law worth obeying...

gaylejoe 04-20-2011 10:44 AM

In the Airstream I use a handheld unit. Nothing has to be mounted.

68 TWind 04-20-2011 11:25 AM

I have a CB in my truck for road info while traveling. The language used by a lot of truckers makes me keep the volume down most of the time. I also have a 2 meter ham radio that I use a lot. Much better range and it is FM so reception is clear. The test required to get a Tech Ham license is not difficult and you no longer have to learn Morse code. Hams are a great bunch of folks and if you need info on the road I have found ham radio a great tool.

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