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maggiemae 04-20-2015 10:57 AM

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:

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?

bansil 04-20-2015 11:21 AM

I have one, being FE it is not usable going down interstate/hwy at 50 MPH, just can't hear it :D

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

dond 04-20-2015 11:35 AM


Keeps me entertained...... sometimes.

maggiemae 04-20-2015 11:46 AM

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?

EastCoastCB 04-20-2015 12:03 PM

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.

bansil 04-20-2015 01:45 PM

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)

ol trunt 04-20-2015 03:59 PM

My MCI prison bus has two CB's and a satellite hook up. Which one should I keep?

EastCoastCB 04-20-2015 04:03 PM

I don't have any use for either myself. :)

bansil 04-20-2015 04:30 PM


Originally Posted by ol trunt (Post 107110)
My MCI prison bus has two CB's and a satellite hook up. Which one should I keep?

the green one ;)

gbstewart 04-20-2015 07:24 PM

I have one,its on most of the time, but theres not much going on around here

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