Re: Value of CB radio in Desert Travel?

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Posted by Thom on December 07, 2001 at 23:18:36:

In Reply to: Value of CB radio in Desert Travel? posted by Bill on December 07, 2001 at 12:52:46:

Having a CB is better than no CB. That said, basically nobody monitors Channel 9, the "emergency channel" Most times the *daytime* atmospheric static and engine static of cheap CB's kill reception beyond a couple miles.

If you are interested in communicating with people in your immediate group, the new FRS hand held radios will do passably well if you keep line-of-sight with the other vehicle, and are cheaper compared to CB. But, the FRS radios need AA batteries, verus the cig lighter option with some CB's.

CB works on the highway, because you can monitor truckers and keep abreast of road conditions.

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