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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Bumping 'quite' an old thread; better than starting a new one. Especially, stating 'newbie' ... in the title.

Just wondering, since we DO have a handful of newbies, currently. Do y'all have CB's? What's YOUR take? I just bought the hubby the Cobra a few months back, because the Uniden in his (at the time) tractor, wasn't his. It's become QUITE useful, for either receiving or sending, warnings up ahead and/or behind.

Any of y'all new people have them, or plan to ? Hay, y'all trainers . . . you got 'em??? Curious . . . quite!

Oh yeah, and this:

With my trainer when I had my permit... I would get on his CB and flirt and all the guys would start the chatter. Was hysterical. My trainer and I would flirt and they would get excited not knowing we were In the same truck ahhahah

LoLoL...have you upgraded to a CB as a trainer, Rainy? If you've said elsewhere, I missed it; sorry. (Not busting your chops, girl. So much has changed & evolved in MANY ways, I know, right?!?)

Thanks for the insight, guys & gals~!

~ Anne ~


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Davy A.'s Comment
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Having grown up in an era when CBs were huge in pop culture and also, My dad was a HAM op. (W6IXP), I will definitely be putting one in my truck (assuming I graduate school and training). We always had them in our vehicles on vacations and have avoided dangers many times because of them. I have a small hand held unit (which is basically useless) in my pick up truck as well as a scanner app on my phone that I use when on the road in a car.

I look at the pile up in DFW recently and the WY one and cant figure out why someone wouldn't give themselves every advantage they could, no matter how small, in avoiding that.

Optical's Comment
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Once I found out I was getting off of my trainer's truck we stopped and he gave me $300 towards a GPS, got me a headset, and in that same stop I picked up a Uniden Bearcat 980SSB. I may not talk on it my much, but I have it turned on and turned up while I'm driving.

As they may not be AS popular as they once were, they are still vital in the ability of getting up-to-the-minute information from those in your area. If there is a conversation going on I don't want to listen to I'll turn down the volume or try to squelch them out if I can.

All in all, I feel it is one of those needed things to have. Another tool in your toolbox as a driver.


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G-Town's Comment
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Perfect example:

Yesterday I was in a traffic jam created by construction; about a five mine backup. The drivers ahead of me directed all drivers that the right lane was open, left two were not.

The CB is a valuable safety tool. To the point most professionals will call out any road hazard and the mile marker. I hear announcements like that multiple times per day. I do not use it to carry on conversations unless there is a driver I know nearby. Happens occasionally.

Unfortunately the majority of drivers on the road today do not use them. The older drivers on here will confirm this... there is less professional communication between drivers than there was just five years ago. It’s a downward trend... sad.

I encourage all Newbies to invest in a quality CB system including antenna. It can safe your life or the life of a fellow brother or sister.

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