Questions about CB radio

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  1. jayEasttt

    jayEasttt Bobtail Member

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    Ive been a new driver for about 3 months now. And I wanted to know if the 2022 international LT comes with stock antennas or if I have to purchase them my self. Been tempted to buy a CB just don’t want to spend a bunch of money and figuring out later I’m missing pieces for what I’m trying to do.
     
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  3. Ridgeline

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    It should come with a stock antenna, it should be what is called a multiplexed antenna that means the am/fm radio is on the antenna.

    the radio isn’t as important as the antenna system.

    the real question is what does the company or the owner allow you to do with the truck?
     
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    jayEasttt Bobtail Member

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    I work for Schneider and my trainer had a CB and some of the people on the same account as me have one also.
     
  5. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    The International LT uses a regular antenna for the am fm radio. The coax is run to the mirrors , but unless your company supplies them you have to buy your own cb antennas.
     
  6. Thrasher28

    Thrasher28 Heavy Load Member

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    The one I was in had two factory antennas behind the sleeper. They weren't great, but they got the job done if you're just wanting to hear chatter in traffic. There's not constant chatter on the CB either, so dont get worried if you get one and don't hear anyone for hours.
     
  7. Ridgeline

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    I didn't remember if they were seperate or not, I thought IH did the same thing now as FL. Thanks for the info.
     
  8. Pepper24

    Pepper24 Road Train Member

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    The best thing you can do is find a cb shop buy your antenna and radio from them and have them setup your antenna he will check and adjust your swr on the antenna.The antenna is important to be right do it on a day when it’s not raining they can’t tune your antenna if it’s raining.
     
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  9. Ex-Trucker Alex

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    My, things have changed. It used to be whenever I had a long haul down I-40, I'd always get lots of blabbermouths with echo boxes and kickers spewing garbage all over CH19. Started turning my radio off a lot....
     
  10. Thrasher28

    Thrasher28 Heavy Load Member

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    Definitely no #### chatting really nowadays. Half the people only turn their radio on when traffic hits. And 99% only want to hear anything on their radio if it's something urgent. I rarely just hear regular ol' conversations. I've probably only had 3 in the 3 years I've been out here.

    Still a few big radio guys clogging things up on occasion, but pretty rare besides Mud Duck.

    Majority of the conversations I hear are just long hood guys talking about their trucks lol. And then of course the local guys if you pass a quarry or elevator

    And security shacks and shipping offices definitely don't use them anymore. I still see the signs for 'tune to channel' though.
     
  11. Ex-Trucker Alex

    Ex-Trucker Alex Heavy Load Member

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    Wow. I guess "SHUT UP, STUPID" isn't used much anymore?
     
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