CB Channels used in Canada

Discussion in 'Canadian Truckers Forum' started by ParkRanger, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. stacks

    stacks Road Train Member

    Oct 27, 2011
    Emerald Isle
    what about ssb any drivers talking on export radio's
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  3. EHB

    EHB Medium Load Member

    Apr 26, 2011
    The CB is really quiet because of cell phone texting and computers now a days. I starting seeing this happening about 10 to 15 years ago when a flicked on the cb radio one day and never heard a sound. I checked everything. SWR and connections and switched wips and nothing, till some one came on looking for a radio check. It was one of them days when there was no skip and a sunny day with everyone outside for that day.(very strange day indeed) .... 1 , 16, 19 are mainly used but also depends on the radio too. Some times ya use 23, 40 or upper side band talking to each other. It is all a freedom of speech on the open air, on the open road.

    FLATBED Road Train Member

    Not a lot of TEXTING 10 to 15 years ago :biggrin_25521:, still lots of chatter running the 401 corridor through Ontario, and lots bleed over from the French channel.
  5. BigJim1937

    BigJim1937 Medium Load Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    Well truth be told I run channel 19 all the time, unless talking to a coworker and dont want to clog up the channel. Then again running through La bull provance I would rather listen to some of that rap music than what they have to say.
  6. EHB

    EHB Medium Load Member

    Apr 26, 2011
    Heavy metal or classic rock all the way...lol
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  7. peterbilt_blacksheep

    peterbilt_blacksheep Bobtail Member

    Feb 19, 2013
    Channel 10 is a lot used all over Québec.... i comme from quebec
  8. Snow Walker

    Snow Walker Light Load Member

    Most truckers now days won't bother to answer a call from a 4 wheeler. When I was a highway cowboy I always answered and tried my best to be polite as long as the person on the other end was respectful and wanted to carry on an intelligent conversation. Mostly started on 19 then moved to another channel to clear 19. I tend to favour SSB now days. Not so many goof balls. I live and drive in the Rockies of BC.
  9. nate980

    nate980 Road Train Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    Langley BC
    People actually talk on channel 19 in bc? I never heard a whisper on it when that was all I had.
  10. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

    Jul 7, 2015
    So what would be the way to go for radios in western Canada, VHF or CB? Gotta put something in the KW.
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  11. Snow Walker

    Snow Walker Light Load Member

    Northern mechanic................That's a tough call now days. Many truckers use both. What the actual split is, I have no idea. Though I don't haul anymore, I still get to chat with a number of OTR ops on my CB when I am on the road as a tourist. (I just let them know I am an ex-highway cowboy) When I drove the Alcan a few years ago (as a tourist) I had no trouble starting up a friendly chat with the OTR drivers. Most of the guys who drive the Alcan on a regular basis use ch 19 to connect then move to SSB, if they have the radio capability, for a more private and longer distance signal.

    Are you freight or oil field?
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