Trucking in Canada and VHF radios

Discussion in 'Canadian Truckers Forum' started by Wallace, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. boytoy4hire

    boytoy4hire Bobtail Member

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    woudn't that be nice if we could laugh @ some racist comments like yours karhaulr?
    i did it :biggrin_2559:
     
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  3. Native Dancer

    Native Dancer Heavy Load Member

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    I run an Icom. As mentioned the only three frequencies needed are Ladd 1,2, and 3. Other frequencies can be programmed in if needed for private roads. Northern Communications in Prince George,BC, Bearpaw in Quesnel,BC and Sandys in Nisku, AB are all good places. If you get one spend the extra money and get a highgain antennae. DO NOT use in the States. A lot of police departments use VHF frquencies and get really frosty about you being on their frquency. VHF radios are supposed to be licenced TO TRANSMIT in Canada and sometimes check at the scales.
     
  4. Lowbed

    Lowbed Light Load Member

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    PK...I still have a 32 channel that I can program in the go.
     
  5. Beer Runner

    Beer Runner Medium Load Member

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    I keep it on 19, but then again I'm an older white guy. LOL
     
  6. Native Dancer

    Native Dancer Heavy Load Member

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    Is that an Icom? What do you do, if you know the frequency do you just punch it in? That's a lot better than the 108 frequencies that I have pre-programmed covering every logging road and oil lease in AB and BC, the vast majority that I will never use.
     
  7. Lowbed

    Lowbed Light Load Member

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    It's a Kenwood. I can program a frequency in about 30 seconds.
     
  8. Beer Runner

    Beer Runner Medium Load Member

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    My Brother-law gave me his old VHF. It's a Vertex. All I have to do is get the antenna for it. When I get to Alberta on Tuesday I'll have a look to see what it will cost. I run BC a lot and want this up and running soon.
     
  9. Native Dancer

    Native Dancer Heavy Load Member

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    Run of the mill one $40, high gain $80. The high gain is worth it.
     
  10. johnnygunn

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    Should be law all trucks have a working CB for short distance communications. If you run state side CB is the way to go. You can get any gimmick for CB and broadcast up to 20miles. Average CB 5km. Long distance vhf lad 123 like the other guys said. A good antenna makes a difference proper wiring or you'll broadcast and receive at the level of a corroded CB. I stay on CB 19 Canada wide and states wide. I stay on lad 1 states side sometimes I pick up highway patrol or city police trying to run down a perp. Keep quiet. Some arseholes cause trouble and that trouble trickles down to truckers. Like BC and and its vhf enforcement because some yahoo s. Had to ruin it for everyone else. Becarefull who you bad mouth you might be sleeping next to them at the next truckstop they might drop a chicken finger or fries into your fuel tank. Lol.
     
  11. Winchester Magnum

    Winchester Magnum Road Train Member

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    I did a round to Alaska and back and didnt have a VHF. I did have my CB on 19 the whole way up and back, and maybe talked with 4 other trucks, tops. Next time I will have a VHF. I know the scales in the Yukon monitor either Ladd I or II (I forget which, but I think II)

    Edit, I have heard more BS chatter on 19 when driving through Atlanta in 30 minutes time, than I heard in 4,000 some odd miles from Edmonton to Ak and back to Edmonton.
     
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