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Near Truck Stop - Should I Expect to Hear Something?

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by CyberRider, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. CyberRider

    CyberRider Member

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    I live close-by a busy truck stop off a major interstate (I-5 running north/south thru California). Should I expect to hear some chatter?


     

  2. StrangeBrew

    StrangeBrew Sr. Member

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    Probably should
     
  3. dave457

    dave457 Well-Known Member

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    Now days........ no
     
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  4. StrangeBrew

    StrangeBrew Sr. Member

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    It's getting that bad out there? I'm on the east coast and while nothing like it used to be there's usually something going on.
     
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  5. loosecannon

    loosecannon Sr. Member

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    check channel 17.

    many truckers use that channel in that area.
    LC
     
  6. El Kabong

    El Kabong New Member

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    No, nothing. Dead quiet all channels, except 6.
     
  7. midnight special

    midnight special Well-Known Member

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    tampa fl exit 10 ,,,, i 4,,,,,, lots of 1 mile wonders there at the t a,,,,,, 500 dollars for a big juiced up radio,,, 1200 for a big comp amp,,,, then stick a cheap low grade firestick on a mirror and once ya get down the road one mile ya cant hear them anymore,,,,
     
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  8. fourstringburn

    fourstringburn W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member K5KNM

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    Between the new breeds and the foreigners taking over the trucking industry, none of these people care less about a CB radio.

    I can go for days without hearing a single conversation when I travel the highways, Damn shame!
     
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  9. Low_Boy

    Low_Boy Well-Known Member

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    The new breeds.WOW
    You said a mouth full. They are not even truck drivers.
     
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  10. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Put it on channel 19 and ask for a radio check. Even if nobody is talking, maybe someone is listening.
     
  11. Handy Andy

    Handy Andy Do Your Research First, Then Decide...

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    More than likely they're too busy staring down their phones - I've seen people (I won't call them truckers - they're now more like Zombies) use adverted vision to parallel park, backing and pulling into pumps without ever looking up past the dash or side to side - CRAZY! Its' either, they're too busy with Fortnite or Candy Crush - stupid stuff man ... they'd run over a guy and claim "it" was in their blind spot - yeah right...

    Channel 19 and if necessary, a lot of the Truck stops that have a shop or two, use channel 20 to "blast a whistle" so they may keep it there on the 20 - as the standby to "bleed over into the stuff in the parking lot" to get attention.

    You may want to "scan the band" to see if others in a caravan / convoy - escort are doing something...
     
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  12. 357magnum

    357magnum Well-Known Member

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    19 is dead here most of the time also . Sometimes late @ night you here a couple of " Old School " drivers chatting . I live about 5 miles from I-95 here in Ri .Zip , Zilch, Nada all about the phones now . Maybe they have a Zello channel ? .jmo:whistle::LOL:
     
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  13. midnight special

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    19 is alive here from about 5 am till about 2 am in the night,,, not just with truckers but the locals use it to contact each other and chat,, but also there is the few agitators that stay just to harrass the truck drivers and others,,,there is the morning commuters and lunch time chatters,, and then the nightly home bound travelers,, then the evening group who are just drinking and relaxing talking crap on their radios,,,,i usually get on about 10 pm and we have a small group and will ragchew till about 2 am,,, but also there is the trucker traffic,, drivers looking for one of the many warehouses here locally or for a place to park and rest/wait for appointment to load/unload,,,,19 is far from being dead here and is a pleasent channel to talk on even with the agitaors,,,,,
     
  14. L2

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    Depends on your area. Here at the NJ/NYC Metropolitan area CB is still alive. 19 is full of truckers as are other channels. 38 LSB is local side banders too.
     
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  15. midnight special

    midnight special Well-Known Member

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    channel 28 for dxers,,, channel 38 lsb for skipshooters channel 6 for superbowl and channel 9 for the spanish superbowl,,,,,and about the west coast i remember at one time out there there was 2 truckers channels 17 was north south and 19 was east west,,,,
     
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