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Jamie's Comment
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Finally decided to buy a CB, long over due. Looking for any information really, such as anything I might need, CB suggestions, etc.

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Earplugs or extra thick skin anytime you are taking a minute backing or anytime in a truck stop.

Jamie's Comment
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Earplugs or extra thick skin anytime you are taking a minute backing or anytime in a truck stop.

Yeah I can imagine, it wouldn't bother me. Plus I only plan to use it during certain times, and don't intend to leave it on all the time.

PJ's Comment
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I leave mine on, but squelch it down so I only hear those close to me. When I pull into a truck stop I turn it off. I don’t want or need to listen to the garbage that goes on.


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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I have the Uiden Bearcat 880, I really only listen for traffic/weather updates on 65 other wise I keep it turned down. LOT of people complaining, but a few light hearted things actually made me laugh.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I ain’t got any panties on!



Bird-one's Comment
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Got a Cobra 29 Ltd. And it was on sale at the TA in Gary for 90 dollars. Shop around a little. Mine was the cheapest at TA but at that same time Loves also had a sale going on but for the Bearcat. You'll want a decent antenna too. Getting it peaked and tuned isnt a bad idea either.

Rob T.'s Comment
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I usually keep mine on all the time however it gets annoying hearing a grown man tell me he isn't wearing any panties, all the singing (all of which has been TERRIBLE!) and drivers running their mouths telling another one to pull over to fight. Seems too many "kids" that grew up trash talking on Xbox have gotten to the age of driving but their immature behavior has not changed. Most times if you ignore them they shut up very quickly.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Earplugs or extra thick skin anytime you are taking a minute backing or anytime in a truck stop.

A couple of times during training, some drivers commented on my driving.

One said I must be new, and my trainer said as a matter of fact he is, and he is doing great.

I forget what the other one said but my trainer told him off.

RealDiehl's Comment
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All the trash talking and horrible singing aside, has anyone ever been in a situation where having an helped them?

One time coming through MA there were signs for an accident on the interstate I was supposed to be taking. The sign suggested taking an alternate route but I didn't know where I was going. Traffic was heavy anyway and I was in a slow-moving line in the exit lane, about to get on the interstate that the accident was on.

A driver passing by in the lane next to me asked, "US Xpress you got your ears on?" I responded and he asked where I was headed. He then told me to follow him if I wanted to avoid the traffic. He also told me the road numbers to take.

Very helpful.


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