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    Quote Originally Posted by Freebird View Post
    I disagree that CB sucks in the USA. It comes down to what you use it for. If your main goal is communication with other riders, it's the best way to go. You simply find a channel that is not being heavily used and it's great for that purpose. More bikes have CB than they do Ham so your odds of somebody else in the group having a way to communicate with you is much higher. If you are looking for long distance communications, then Ham is far and beyond the better choice. That is not what I'm looking for on a bike though.
    Yea, go ahead and find a channel that is clear. When the truckers "who own the band" find you they will turn on their 1KW linear amps and purposely step on your communications; been there and seen that many times. FRS for $30 is the way to go. Radio is my life, I know it well, so I'm not speaking out my booty on this believe me!!

    You want to experience professional CB at it's finest, go to Alaska. They know radio and how it should work.
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    Yea, go ahead and find a channel that is clear. When the truckers "who own the band" find you they will turn on their 1KW linear amps and purposely step on your communications; been there and seen that many times. FRS for $30 is the way to go. Radio is my life, I know it well, so I'm not speaking out my booty on this believe me!!

    You want to experience professional CB at it's finest, go to Alaska. They know radio and how it should work.
    I haven't had any issues with truckers and I use my CB quite a bit. Always use it for communicating with my road guards when I am leading a charity ride (which is average of twice a month). And use it often when traveling. Most of the time I am on a channel like 3 or 4, and sometimes 33 or so. Truckers are on 19. I will get bleed over every once in a while, maybe once a year.

    I have communicated with truckers before as the old fat guy on a purple motorcycle, and get along with them fairly well.

    If my RSV had FRS, I would use it for sure. But it is equipped with a CB and I am okay with that.

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    I'm not doubting anybody's expertise with radios. I'm certainly not saying that CB is as good as HAM or FRS. I'm simply saying that CB is still the best choice for those who want to communicate with other motorcycles due simply to the fact that more bikers are using CB than anything else. In every group ride I've ever been on, the vast majority of riders that have any kind of bike to bike communication had CB. It does no good to have HAM or FRS if the people you are riding with do not. Most touring bikes that come with bike to bike communication, come with CB. That's just a fact. For better or worse, it's still the standard for bike to bike communication. As for finding a clear channel, we have not had a problem on the rides where we have used it and I've participated on group rides all over the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freebird View Post
    I'm not doubting anybody's expertise with radios. I'm certainly not saying that CB is as good as HAM or FRS. I'm simply saying that CB is still the best choice for those who want to communicate with other motorcycles due simply to the fact that more bikers are using CB than anything else. In every group ride I've ever been on, the vast majority of riders that have any kind of bike to bike communication had CB. It does no good to have HAM or FRS if the people you are riding with do not. Most touring bikes that come with bike to bike communication, come with CB. That's just a fact. For better or worse, it's still the standard for bike to bike communication. As for finding a clear channel, we have not had a problem on the rides where we have used it and I've participated on group rides all over the country.

    I have been using CB since the the early seventy's and am in the trucking industry. I agree with Don. Although you do get walked on occasionally I find it rarely happens. Linears are not as common as they once were and cell phones with headsets are more common so CB traffic among truckers has actually gone down over the years. Most Bikers using CB tend to stay on 29 and since many truckers themselves are bikers they tend to respect that just as they hope everyone else respects 19, as the truckers channel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freebird View Post
    I'm not doubting anybody's expertise with radios. I'm certainly not saying that CB is as good as HAM or FRS. I'm simply saying that CB is still the best choice for those who want to communicate with other motorcycles due simply to the fact that more bikers are using CB than anything else. In every group ride I've ever been on, the vast majority of riders that have any kind of bike to bike communication had CB. It does no good to have HAM or FRS if the people you are riding with do not. Most touring bikes that come with bike to bike communication, come with CB. That's just a fact. For better or worse, it's still the standard for bike to bike communication. As for finding a clear channel, we have not had a problem on the rides where we have used it and I've participated on group rides all over the country.
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    I have been using CB since the the early seventy's and am in the trucking industry. I agree with Don. Although you do get walked on occasionally I find it rarely happens. Linears are not as common as they once were and cell phones with headsets are more common so CB traffic among truckers has actually gone down over the years. Most Bikers using CB tend to stay on 29 and since many truckers themselves are bikers they tend to respect that just as they hope everyone else respects 19, as the truckers channel.
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    I have actually had a CB in just about every vehicle since high school. I tend to run on 22 (my local offloading club channel). I have ordered parts parts for the ipod dock and then will start probing the CB and come up with a pin out and working circuit diagram.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saddlebum View Post
    I have been using CB since the the early seventy's and am in the trucking industry. I agree with Don. Although you do get walked on occasionally I find it rarely happens. Linears are not as common as they once were and cell phones with headsets are more common so CB traffic among truckers has actually gone down over the years. Most Bikers using CB tend to stay on 29 and since many truckers themselves are bikers they tend to respect that just as they hope everyone else respects 19, as the truckers channel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uhfradarwill View Post
    I can tell that sadlebum knows CB just buy his term "walked on"!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freebird View Post
    I disagree that CB sucks in the USA. It comes down to what you use it for. If your main goal is communication with other riders, it's the best way to go. You simply find a channel that is not being heavily used and it's great for that purpose. More bikes have CB than they do Ham so your odds of somebody else in the group having a way to communicate with you is much higher. If you are looking for long distance communications, then Ham is far and beyond the better choice. That is not what I'm looking for on a bike though.

    I agree, there are four of us that ride together and the cb works great for that. My son doesn’t have a cb, so we use gmrs they work even better.
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    As an over the road trucker, I can tell you that there is very little activity on CB. I can go days without having the squelch break, and when it does, it's usually a couple of bull haulers running convoy, or shops advertising (generally truck washes and chrome shops, but Nevada is interesting...).

    I do plan on putting an HF rig on my bike. I'm not sure what I'll use for an antenna; I may dust off my old Outbacker.

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