CB channels?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by far Kenworth it., Jan 18, 2011.

  1. far Kenworth it.

    far Kenworth it. Bobtail Member

    Jan 5, 2011
    Out there doing it!!
    Hi all, got a quick question. What is a standard cb channel used in the usa? Ive been running canada only so far and now will be heading to the states for the first time. Just wondering what a common working channel is and a common chat channel. Thanks :biggrin_25519:
  2. rocknroll nik

    rocknroll nik High Risk Load Member

    Oct 18, 2008
    can't read the sign
    19 is the base channel...be courteous if you're running with somebody and wanna BS use a different channel

    ARIZONA BONES Bobtail Member

    Dec 17, 2010
    Mainly channal 19.

    in california....I-5 drivers use #15 from the mexican border north to hwy 43....then its channel 17 on the I-5 from hwy 43 in CA all the way to the canadian border in WA. Other than that....channel 19 everywhere else.
  4. Sequoia

    Sequoia Road Train Member

    Dec 4, 2010
    Tampa Bay, FL
    19 for general chatter.
    24 seems to be for .... "other activities between two consenting males"
  5. CommDriver

    CommDriver Road Train Member

    Dec 9, 2006
    These activities need to get away from truck stops, rest areas, and all things trucking. I don't care what people do, but don't bring this image on the trucking community.

    I know you're probably just stating a fact. But I'm just sayin', in general.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2011
  6. EZ Money

    EZ Money Road Train Member

    Oct 27, 2010
    Yea,those West Coast guys gotta be different....lol!:biggrin_25510:
  7. CommDriver

    CommDriver Road Train Member

    Dec 9, 2006
    Just thought I would post a pic of how sick that statement was. I did not even know there was such a cb channel.

    I guess I should have found one of a race-neutral individual as well as gender-neutral. I can see the accusations already flying so I'll remove the pic.

    A note about CA. A lot of drivers on channels 15 and 17 won't talk to you if it is obvious you are not from the area. So a lot of OTR drivers stay on 19 even throughout CA. It is kind of a pain though if there is an accident or something, and you need info, having to flip back and forth trying to figure out what is going on.
    just g p and rocknroll nik Thank this.
  8. Hardlyevr

    Hardlyevr Road Train Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    Don't they run a different channel along I-8 too?
  9. Sequoia

    Sequoia Road Train Member

    Dec 4, 2010
    Tampa Bay, FL
    You've never heard someone on the CB say, "...24..........24." or another number between 1-40 that oddly enough could coincidentally be a channel to turn to. Then you turn to that channel (don't worry, noone's going to know you did) and then listen for the "anyone make it?" question and then wait and hear for responses?

    It's like spying on some underground activity where you're looking around at other trucks thinking "now who could be the one talking?"
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