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Old 04-27-2015, 06:37 AM   #21
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I used to drive OTR, had a CB and it was pretty much useless back then, just a bunch of yayhoos bullshitting and causing hate and discontent. That was back in '98. Took a long trip back in 2012, thought a CB might be useful but found out that it is as obsolete as an 8-Track tape player now.
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Old 04-27-2015, 08:03 AM   #22
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I guess I can ditch my 8 track then. Plenty of restored 70s cars here with them.
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:12 AM   #23
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My 71 LTD had an original 8 track player. I'd definitely rather listen to CB banter.
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:59 AM   #24
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There is one in my Chevy truck. It was there when I got it from the guy in his 70's.

I have never turned it on. Likely never will.

I like the way the black wheels, big antenna's, and white truck trips the young a$sholes out when they are ripping up the road.

Sometimes I park in the ditch to take a call, or have lunch. People all slow down when passing me thinking I'm a police truck. lol

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Old 04-30-2015, 08:18 PM   #25
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Kept my 40 channel Cobra [from almost 20 years ago] thought I'd throw it the bus for shitz and giggles.....ain't going to cost anything.

Don't have an 8 TRACK player any more, but I have a case of 8 TRACK tapes on a shelf in the basement....thinks there's around 34 tapes in it. Aerosmith, Dylan, Pink Floyd, Stones, Zappa, Zon etc.
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:50 PM   #26
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I considered a CB (actually have one in the shed), but I'm not sure I'll go ahead with the installation. I don't think I'd actually get much real use out of it. It's important to know the other primary means of communicating with the big guys on the road, though: lights.

Instead of describing it myself, I'll let this wee article do the job: Understanding Trucker Signals | Broken Secrets
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:54 PM   #27
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I had a nice little cb radio in my jeep I just sold to get $pendage to buy a bus, the thing I liked about it was it also had the weather radio built in and I could turn to that and get the latest weather.
Also had a good time visiting with people from where ever passing through on the big road.
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:41 PM   #28
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Kept my 40 channel Cobra [from almost 20 years ago] thought I'd throw it the bus for shitz and giggles.....ain't going to cost anything.

Don't have an 8 TRACK player any more, but I have a case of 8 TRACK tapes on a shelf in the basement....thinks there's around 34 tapes in it. Aerosmith, Dylan, Pink Floyd, Stones, Zappa, Zon etc.
Every time I find 8 tracks for sale somewhere, there's always a copy of a Molly Hatchet album.
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Old 05-01-2015, 07:54 AM   #30
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I considered a CB (actually have one in the shed), but I'm not sure I'll go ahead with the installation. I don't think I'd actually get much real use out of it. It's important to know the other primary means of communicating with the big guys on the road, though: lights.

Instead of describing it myself, I'll let this wee article do the job: Understanding Trucker Signals | Broken Secrets

Drove big rig from '83 to 2000, used the CB for traffic in Toronto, which Hwy's to stay off of.....legal. Talkin' on cell phone, illegal and sometimes no signal. A lot of drivers will help if they're in within an ear shot away. And yes there's a clown or two on the air. I'll only use it to head north of the city, best route, get off the highway before it's to late.
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