Do truckers use the CB anymore?

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by jmarc77, May 11, 2022.

  1. Timin770

    Timin770 Road Train Member

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    My recommendation: when it gets annoying, crank the squelch. At least that way somebody right next to you could still punch through
     
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  3. Night Stalker10

    Night Stalker10 Road Train Member

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    It is interesting how quiet the 11 meter airwaves can be. Of course we can thank cellphones for that. Maybe more activity in the big cities??? Even the interstates activity is up and down. What amazes me is all these CB shops that are so busy working and selling radios. Someone has to be using them.
    Like most people, I have several radios. Maybe I should install them in both bathrooms, basement, and garage to get some use out of them. Ha.
     
  4. jmarc77

    jmarc77 Light Load Member

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    That's one of the thoughts that came to my mind. There are shops that seem to stay busy fixing and selling radios and accessories for them. I know they are popular with the off road and overlanding crowds but those guys aren't buying centerload antennas or fancy radios. Most of them run a cheap Walmart radio and a Firestik.
     
  5. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    Just like SW radio. The CB is only being used in limited ways.
     
  6. Neverready

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    New trucks are hard to get antenna system working properly. People get frustrated with not being able to talk as far as they can see. Dependence on newer electronics such as cell phones, gps, tablets etc. People are generally more inclined to isolate themselves since they now eat in their trucks, watch tv in their trucks rather than develop friendships at the restaurants, tv rooms, game rooms. So they are less inclined to reach out on CB or chatter.
     
  7. Tall Mike

    Tall Mike Road Train Member

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    We don't all drive for mega fleets on elogs....Some of us don't have time to mingle and tell over exaggerated super trucker stories with total strangers.
     
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  8. Neverready

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    Nor do I work for a Mega, just observations on how drivers interactions have changed over the last 40 years since I started. It contributes to the lack of activity on the radio. Some of the tall tales were a lot of fun. Some of the true tales sounded tall. There have always been the cb rambo's or those just interested in acting stupid on the radio that hasn't changed.
     
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  9. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Mine’s always on.

    I talk to dump truckers a lot east of the Bay.
     
  10. Tall Mike

    Tall Mike Road Train Member

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    Mine too, I just don't bother keying up anymore..
     
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  11. Tall Mike

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    I found I really don't have a lot in common with the truck stop cowboy's and don't really want much to do with them.
     
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