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Old 04-20-2015, 10:57 AM   #1
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Do you have a CB radio in your bus?

Hey guys!
An hour north of me, there was a horrible pile-up a few days ago:
http://youtu.be/7ZFG4CBWnyE

Many of the comments on this video (on facebook) mentioned the value of a CB radio. They said this crash may have been avoided had the drivers turned on or had a CB radio.

What are your thoughts on this, does your school bus have a CB radio?
If so, how useful is this radio for you?
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Old 04-20-2015, 11:21 AM   #2
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I have one, being FE it is not usable going down interstate/hwy at 50 MPH, just can't hear it

I use it in traffic sometimes just being curious why traffic is stopped, I have used them since around 1979, when dad bought his first cobra 25GTL, I had to get a license and call sign back then...still "use" the number time to time when I go old school and "sign in" on the radio

I am interested in HAM and just need to find time for another hobby
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Old 04-20-2015, 11:35 AM   #3
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Yes.....

Keeps me entertained...... sometimes.
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Old 04-20-2015, 11:46 AM   #4
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Do you think it is useful?

The reason I ask is that I have heard that most people are vulgar when they broadcast on the radio. Is this what you have found?
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Old 04-20-2015, 12:03 PM   #5
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Yes. Vulgarity is pretty standard.
Lots of truckers rambling on about bs, lot lizards, and more bs.
My dad used to be on the cb all the time. They have more or less become a thing of the past.
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Old 04-20-2015, 01:45 PM   #6
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CB is right, the cell phone has taken over, now hand held two way radios work great car to car or bus to bus...and are cheap/mobile and can be helpful when spotting the bus parking or backing up (never be between bus and anything solid)
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My MCI prison bus has two CB's and a satellite hook up. Which one should I keep?
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I don't have any use for either myself.
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Old 04-20-2015, 04:30 PM   #9
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My MCI prison bus has two CB's and a satellite hook up. Which one should I keep?
the green one ;)
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I have one,its on most of the time, but theres not much going on around here
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