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snowpeke

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Posted: 06/18/20 10:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you go on a road that have logging trucks they are a must!


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Posted: 06/19/20 04:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

CB: 40yr ago as a kid, we had one...not since

FRS: We had a couple back when cell service cost $1/min. Generally limited to a mile or two range and others can listen in on your call.

With cheap cell plans and we already have a cell phone per person, there just isn't a need unless you are in a remote area (shopping, appointments, etc...it's usually not a problem)


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LadyRVer wrote:

I have a regular handheld CB, similar to one posted in a picture above, but it does not have an external antenna.


my handheld like the one pictured has a removable antenna and I have a connector to convert the rubber ducky connector to a standard CB one.
for "privacy" on my first cBs they used separate replaceable channel chips and I set up two CBS with different chips for send and receive, with the mirror image on the second set. somebody could listen to just half of our conversations. [emoticon]
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Posted: 06/19/20 06:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Haven't used one since the 70's. outdated technology


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As others have posted, I have a couple CB's sitting out in the garage someplace. Haven't used them in years. We used the FRS radios for backing in at one time but DW could never get used to the built in delay between pressing the transmit button and when to start speaking; many transmissions with partial information. We now use cell phones in conjunction with the hands-free device in the truck. Works great for us. Hope this helps.


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Posted: 06/19/20 07:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Within the Jeep community they have been pretty common, but starting in 2021 one of the largest Jeep Jamborees will require them, as they announced that CB to be replaced with FRS/GMRS this year.


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IB853347201 wrote:

Haven't used one since the 70's. outdated technology


Not true, it’s just different technology with a different usefulness.

There are plenty of places, especially for us boondockers, that don’t have cell service. In fact the wife and I went to Cherokee, NC to camp (full hookups and even “WiFi” service in the CG) and our cell phones were irrelevant. While our CBs were of no use in calling for a cab or making reservations, we were able to keep in touch with one another no matter where we went.

I have a base unit in the coach, a similar one in the Jeep (toad) and two handheld units (one each for the bride and I).

Not outdated tech, just different tech. (I bet you threw away your tin cans with a string, didn’t you). [emoticon]

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well put
as I have said before here, when approaching a city and want to ask a trucker which is best route to get thru, north side, south side or straight thru, exactly who do I call using my "advanced technology" magic phone?
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We have a pair of the frs radios. We use them when traveling with another rv and it’s handy a kind of fun communication. We bought them for our Alaska trip and they were great. Nice for when one of us want to stroll by ourselves. Cheap entertainment!

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rk911 wrote:


please note that an FCC-issued license is required to use frequencies assigned to the GMRS. you may inadvertently be usung a GMRS repeater. given the size of the radios and the max power output of 2-watts it is unlikely (but possible) to achieve the advertised 28-mi range. use of a GMRS repeater makes that useful range much more likely. but of course you would need a valid GMRS license in order to use a GMRS repeater. if you have such a license you're good to go.


It's also worth noting that in 2017 most of what had been GMRS-only frequencies were redefined as being FRS frequencies, and nearly all of what were previously handheld FRS/GMRS combo radios "magically" became FRS only radios and do not require a license to operate (i.e. they're licensed by rule).





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