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You can get a 1.5kw and really give your neighbors a new television viewing experience
Depends on the model and the dedicated wattage output of the antenna.
Originally posted by Gazrok
I've learned that unless you are mountain top to mountain top, you're not going to get that 50 mile range they claim (more like 1 to 2 miles tops)!
Thats about right during good weather and no obstruction in the signals. I had a cheap radioshack one which I sold it along with the vehicle 2 years ago. I never used a GPS when I had the CB radio. I always asked the truckers for directions when needed. Ofcourse a CB radio is still a integral part of a trucker.
With CB, I'm hearing more like 4 or 5 miles or so, so seeming like a better option for emergency communication with loved ones, while heading to a base. If nothing else, might be good just for learning about traffic jams, etc. Does anyone else here use this? I realize cell phones have largely negated their purpose, but I still feel many truckers likely use it for local group chatter. Any tips, tricks to be aware of?