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Hi all, just curious but does anyone use CB radio in there camper/motorhome and if so, what make and is it any good or waist of time.
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No responses may have answered your query John, but I’ll give it a bump anyway.

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Couple of threads but not much in them https://forums.motorhomefacts.com/20...-cb-radio.html

and an older one. https://forums.motorhomefacts.com/13...b-radio-s.html The one bloke that could have helped in that thread was Peter (Listerdiesel) but sadly he is no longer with us.

I loved them when I was a kid in the late 70s and early 80s before they became legal. It was kind of our facebook or twitter except we got to actually meet lots of people and a lot of girls from memory. I had one on a push bike when I was 15 (yes really) with a motorcycle battery powering it.

One issue to consider if you do a lot of cross country travelling is checking the legalities in the various countries you might use it in.

I would have one for a bit of fun but I do wonder if anyone is still using them much.


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Found this online from a guy asking a similar question.

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On my visit last week to Knights CB, I got talking to one of his staff about the old CB radio and how it stands now in 2018. I was suprised to learn that CB radio was still popular with car drivers, and not only Lorry drivers (Truckers). This is due to advances in the radios(RIGS), which makes them more European stranderd, were you can tune them into most if not all European CB networks. This means you can take the Rig in your car to anywhere in Europe and use their CB frequencies at a touch of a button. Another thing which I saw, was how small one type was, the CRT One CB Radio was as small as a hand and would fit into any small space in a car. The price of this set was about £40-£50ish. So I guess for around £60 you could set yourself up for basic a Rig and antenna.

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Sounds cheap. I'm pretty sure I paid about that for my first Midland 65 am box in about 1979 which was a lot of money back then. You need other stuff as well such as an aerial, swr tuner and TV filter which never worked
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I recall a workmate many years ago coining the phrase

“What did wallies do BEFORE CB?”

Summed it up for me, and still does.

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Well it brought back some happy memories for me. As I said it was a great way to not only stay in touch with your pals without running up phone bills but there was quite a good social scene attached. I think it actually went downhill when they legalised it and it became more popular and mainstream. Then it got overrun with morons. Seems daft now with mobiles, skype, whatsapp and social media but there was something magical about it all when you were 15.
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The peelers hated it as truckers etc could advise on Police activity on the road.

Ploddy would have been referred to as an 'Evil Knievel', (cop on a bike)

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The peelers hated it as truckers etc could advise on Police activity on the road.

Ploddy would have been referred to as an 'Evil Knievel', (cop on a bike)

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Oh yeah! I forgot about all that. There were a lot of references to "Law enforcement"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_CB_slang

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