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Mandalay Parr

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Posted: 07/10/18 01:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use mine. An extra layer of protection.


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I haven't had the need for a CB since cellphones came into play.

Cell service coverage is usually great along most interstates and secondary roads so for weather, emergency or communications we use our cellphones.

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I still have one installed up under my drivers seat and it is always on but has the squelch turned up all the way. It only picks up what is close to me. I too only use it to monitor the truckers road hazard information and always nice to know where the "SMOKEY BEAR" is located.

The language on the Truckers CB is still very bad which is unfortunate if you have kids aboard...

I don't think I have ever heard another RV UNIT talking over it...

Even the Truckers are going away from it too haha...

Back in the early 60s it sure was the thing to have when traveling for sure... Every one going in the same direction all got to be friends and we all used to stop together and have some good conversations...

Days all gone now...

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[quote=RoyB]I still have one installed up under my drivers seat and it is always on but has the squelch turned up all the way. It only picks up what is close to me. I too only use it to monitor the truckers road hazard information and always nice to know where the "SMOKEY BEAR" is located.

The language on the Truckers CB is still very bad which is unfortunate if you have kids aboard...



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THATS A BIG 10-4 on keeping track of the "bears and their locations and directions of travel".

wa8yxm

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Bumpyroad wrote:

have one on in my truck whenever it is moving. you no doubt will get a post/s from somebody who heard a naughty word on one 15 years ago. [emoticon]

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Oh yes. Not sure if it was 15 or 20 years ago.

But you know what.. I used an earpiece on one ear for the CB. that way the Wife (who was easily offended) did not get to hear it, and as for me. it .... was simply ignored.


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MDKMDK wrote:

Do any of the CB handheld models come with a USB cable as their power supply? I have several 12VDC cigar lighter outlets already spoken for by other more critical hardware, but if one were powered by USB, I'd probably get one. I've got USB charging ports all over the Navion.
I have a 12VDC cigar lighter powered handheld CB unit, but I don't plug it in very often for the aforementioned reasons.
I like the CB background chatter. Very informative, and sometimes entertaining.

You can buy cigarette lighter Y-cables to make as outlets as you want.

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I use mine on occasion for traffic checks, but use it much more for local weather reports.


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Bumpyroad

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wnjj wrote:

MDKMDK wrote:

Do any of the CB handheld models come with a USB cable as their power supply? I have several 12VDC cigar lighter outlets already spoken for by other more critical hardware, but if one were powered by USB, I'd probably get one. I've got USB charging ports all over the Navion.
I have a 12VDC cigar lighter powered handheld CB unit, but I don't plug it in very often for the aforementioned reasons.
I like the CB background chatter. Very informative, and sometimes entertaining.

You can buy cigarette lighter Y-cables to make as outlets as you want.


I just got from Amazon a USB male connector to a cigarette lighter female connector. $9.99. suspect it will only be 5 volts however?????????????
bumpy





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Most all CB's are designed to run on 12VDC (or 120vac for a "Base" type) this includes the handhealds which use either 8 AA or 10 Ni-Cad AA cells.

All use ciggy cords, none use USB.

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RoyB wrote:

I still have one installed up under my drivers seat and it is always on but has the squelch turned up all the way. It only picks up what is close to me. I too only use it to monitor the truckers road hazard information and always nice to know where the "SMOKEY BEAR" is located.

The language on the Truckers CB is still very bad which is unfortunate if you have kids aboard...



Roy Ken
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After 30 yrs of working in High Schools, I have heard far more vulgar language from high school kids than I have heard from truckers in general. And yes, not all High school kids or truckers use vulgar.

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