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How many people use CBs or FRS radios?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by guido666, Sep 9, 2006.

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Do you have a communications radio in your rig?

  1. Yes, I have a CB radio

    58.8%
  2. Yes, I have a FRS radio

    3.1%
  3. Yes, I have another kind of radio (UHF?)

    1.0%
  4. Yes, I have multiple radios

    25.8%
  5. No

    11.3%
  1. guido666

    guido666 1/2 ton status

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    I'm kind of new to wheeling, and I don't see too many rigs driving around with antennas on them.

    How many people use CB or FRS/GMRS (like Motorola TalkAbout) radios?

    Should I be looking to get one, or will I just be the only one that has it?
     
  2. 1985_K5_Silverado

    1985_K5_Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    I have a pair of Cobra FMRS handhelds I use now and then.
     
  3. VikingWarlord

    VikingWarlord 1/2 ton status

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    Over Labor Day weekend, FWP, Pauly383K5, MTNMAN, and myself used our CB's to keep in touch while runnin amuk in the cinders. They are REALLY handy (when you aren't the only one with one ;) ) I use family radio's while hiking, or if there are no CB's runnin
     
  4. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    I have a CB that I use when wheelin to communicate with others in the pack:D . I also use it when milling around town as down here there are a lot of guys with base stations that talk almost all day loooonnnngggg.

    Ira
     
  5. JEBSR

    JEBSR 1/2 ton status

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    I have a SSB CB in my rig, and I also carry 5 FM handheld radios in case everyone in the group don't have a CB.
     
  6. pin_it_to_win_it

    pin_it_to_win_it Registered Member

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    i have a cobra CB/PA, and a set of cobra 2-ways for long trips with frends just so i dont have to use a cell phone.........The PA is fun for messin with people in traffic:haha:
     
  7. sledheadak

    sledheadak 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    have cb and frs in both my rigs will be adding vhf as soon as the funds allow
     
  8. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    CB in the truck. 2 protables in case people get away from the ruck. FRS for camping.
     
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  9. Cajun4x4

    Cajun4x4 1/2 ton status

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    badmix 1/2 ton status

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    I use FRS/GMRS and have 40 channel CB. Eventually ill get a mobile HAM setup.

    custom bumper with 2 antenna tabs. One in the pic and one behind the spare tire.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. walla2k5

    walla2k5 1/2 ton status

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    X2...:D
     
  12. GM Man

    GM Man 1/2 ton status

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    Keep a magnetic base antenna on the floor of my Jimmy, and it works fine on the trails.
     
  13. eclipse

    eclipse 1/2 ton status

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    I have a cb in my K10, but rarely I go wheelin with someone with a cb. Mostly used it on highway trips to hear heads up from trucks.
     
  14. Skigirl

    Skigirl 1/2 ton status

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    I have CB, FRS/GMRS (for spotting and hiking) and HAM with dual band and HF antennas
     
  15. ntsqd

    ntsqd 1/2 ton status

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    CB (if I ever decide on an antenna mount), FRS (mobile & HT), and 2 meter VHF in Patch; FRS (Mobile & HT) & 2 meter VHF in the Sub.
    I use the 2 meter the most, followed by the FRS. The cb is there for use with those who don't have anything better, but I'm slowly converting them.
     
  16. mrk5

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    Please get a CB. It is much more enjoyable on our trail runs if you have one. Works good for talking chit on the trail. Even if INTERCEPTOR never talks on his, unless you specifically start talking chit to him. :haha:

    Actually it's good if you get separated on the traill. I can only think of a couple guys that don't have one. Sometimes whether or not they're working might be in question. :whistle:
     
  17. roadnotca

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    I've been on a three day trip where we used CB. Handy because it was on all the time. On mixed make trips that includes Jeeple, you might find that CB is most widely used. They probably go back to before K-trucks.
    You might check with Hunters too.
     
  18. guido666

    guido666 1/2 ton status

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    At $75 for a cheap one and an antenna, they don't seem a bad investment. It was just that I didn't want to spend $75 on a CB only to find out that I was the only one with one (and I don't care to talk to truckers) or that I should have bought FRS/GMRS/HAM/etc.
     
  19. 79Beast

    79Beast 1/2 ton status

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    I've got a Cobra 19 mounted in the factory cubby hole in my '79 K10. I used a 2' fiberglass antenna mounted to the side of the toolbox facing the tailgate. It's not the ideal mounting location for reception, but it's protected from trees and still reaches 5 miles or so on clear, level ground. In the hilly woods, it has no problems with 1-2 miles. I paid $50 or $60 for the antenna and CB at a local truck stop and it's perfectly clear. I don't need all the extra stuff some of the CB's have, nor do I know how to use it. Sure, I can't talk from Georgia to Texas, but it was simple setup, cheap, and works GREAT for the trail. I'll be putting the same setup in my tow rig next.
     
  20. pin_it_to_win_it

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    i bought my CB from wal mart for $35 it is the cobra 19 ultra3
     

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