Unfamiliar with CB use.

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by horizonchaser, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. horizonchaser

    horizonchaser Senior Member Contributor

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    I just recently had my PTT (push to talk) switch on my Ultra fixed. I was never really into CB's so I'm not really that familiar with them. But now that it is fixed I'd like to use it. One thing that stuck in my mind when I bought my bike was the Tech guy there who said he found himself using his CB more and more. He said it was useful when he would hear a warning over the air about a broken tire in the middle of the road or maybe an accident up ahead. Do you guys (and ladies) use your CB's? Stupid question but is there a preferred channel to tune in to or should I keep searching until I find some people talking?
    Any input would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Horizonchaser
     
  2. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Truckers use channel 19
     
  3. hoghunter

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    I don't use my C.B alot. Only when riding with groups and we just pick a channel before we start out on a trip. Most of the time we pick one of the upper channels 35 or something. Hoghunter
     
  4. oldgeezer

    oldgeezer Active Member

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    Most bikers that I know use channel 1. A lot of times on the road when we meet a group of riders they will call out to us. So it seems to be the common one here.:breakdance
     
  5. Vibratinharley

    Vibratinharley Junior Member

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    I use channel 19 as it is the truckers channel and I can hear about the accidents and road debris up ahead and I also chat with them once in a while as most of them are friendly and quite a few are fellow bikers.
     
  6. Apyle

    Apyle Junior Member

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    Channel 19 is the trucker channel and channel 9 is the emergency channel. only transmit when everyone else is done it kinda ticks people off if you transmit over top of them.
     
  7. easyglider

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    Had my Ultra for 3 yrs. now and haven't used the CB but once to see if it worked.
     
  8. horizonchaser

    horizonchaser Senior Member Contributor

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    Thanks Steve. I'll keep that in mind.
     
  9. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    You can put a CB antennae under the fairing too!:D
     
  10. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    They put your hidden antennae in the wrong place,probably cable tied it to a harness,they are good at that! Remove your outer fairing and stick a piece of velcro on it aprox.4" above your headlight,then stick a piece on the antennae and put it there,your reception will be as good as the whip:D