What is most used Radio Channel by Trucker's while in Canada/USA?

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by Sam Trucker, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. Meteorgray

    Meteorgray Heavy Load Member

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    Thanks for that interesting information!

    Do those truck drivers need to be tested and licensed for use of those ham VHF bands like they would in the States?

    It sounds like 154.100 mhz is to VHF what Channel 19 is to CB, no? Do anonymous drivers monitor 154.100 mhz and get and give tips on wrecks, weather, equipment problems on it like we do on Channel 19?
     
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  3. Antinomian

    Antinomian Road Train Member

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    That requirement, along with the "responsible opposing viewpoint" requirement, were designed to prevent political speech and they did just that. We never got any serious political commentary on the radio or on TV until these policies were rescinded.
     
  4. Bledfor Days

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    Ladd 1 (154.100) is the channel to monitor for weather, wrecks, etc...
    You can get a vhf license from Industry Canada (FCC equivalent) but most drivers don't bother and it's very rarely enforced. VHF is self regulated for the most part and not as populated as heavily as the CB band in the US. It can get nutty sometimes but there are no high power base stations and no echo boxes or Roger beeps ;) Most mobile vhf radios put out 20- 50 watts and work on line of sight propagation.
     
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  5. Antinomian

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    The death of that kind of programming can be blamed on a single man, Kennedy's FCC Chariman Newton Minow.

    See America's First Television Czar.
     
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  6. Meteorgray

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    If the CB crowd in the US ever moves on up to VHF, you can bet that few would be licensed either. However, that part about VHF being "self-regulated" in Canada probably wouldn't work too good here.I doubt that we would be able to say about VHF: "There are no high power base stations and no echo boxes or Roger beeps" like you said about Canada.

    With the advent of cheap ham-frequency radios coming on the market, I wonder what VHF / UHF will look like in the US if their use catches on here. Wow.
     
  7. jammer910Z

    jammer910Z Road Train Member

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    When I first started trucking as a very young early 20/21, before XM was even a thought, I used to get through the night on AM band listening to the big 50k watt stations that talked all night.
    Bozo.. Coast to Coast w Art Bell (when the show was great!), and just general talk radio from cities I'd never been to before. It was what radio did for many before tv. It took you places.

    Now, I flip on the XM and listen to a variety of classic rock, news stations, Forensic Files editions, or ball games that I'm vested in.

    One thing I despised was always hitting that scan button.
    It's a wonder that my right index finger isn't a 1/4 shorter than the left one from pushing that button so often for so many years.
     
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