CB Radio is the most Useful technology element to Truckers, Car Drivers, Policies, State officials. It has a short-distance Radio station commenting system. If you want, you can use the CB Radio for contracting between your friends, groups, pals, families for any kinds of emergency need. You should easily contract with where you are planning on using the CB Radio system. If you imagine, you are planning to go very long drive through some danger areas But here’s the kicker, You can use the CB Radio as a useful tool for connecting with local police. So the importance is CB Radio is increasing day by Day.
Here is a Infographics link to better know. Click here How to Use a cb Radio
Also Here are some pointers to know How you can Use a CB Radio. Let’s begin.
Understand CB technology.
Before Using the CB Radio, You have to understand the CB Radio technology. Below the details–
No-1: The CB Radio signal is a short wave, So I don’t think I’ve to mention it that you can use the Radio for not so much distance. Want to know what is the range of CB radio?? See no-2
No-2: The Range of CB radio is 40 to 100-mile radius. But of course, there is an option to increase the range. It only depends on Which device or antenna you have used.
Mount your device.
The Most common issue is Where to mount your Device. Here is the solution– The most common place is to mount your CB radio is in your car. But If you want, you can Use it in your house, Office as you like. Of Course, It depends on your choice and personality. But My personal recommendation is for Using it in Car. Because, When you are driving on the road it will save you by locating you that you won’t hemorrhage. Drivers front site is the common place to place the CB radio.
It gets worse There are installation requirements for the CB radio But don’t worry the requirements are only for larger, Older Models cars. But It gets better some little CB Radios doesn’t need to any types of serious installations, but It properly works on the dashboard.
Note: You have check mounting instruction before purchasing any types of CB radios.
Select and mount an antenna.
You have to purchase an antenna for installing the device. There are different kinds of Antenna like wider range, short range, etc. But you need more time to install the wider range antenna. Of course, there is little profile antenna called Walcott which size is just only 2 feet and it is used for the bike, Motorcycles etc. You might be wondering, the best place to mount your device or antenna is the middle of your cars, roof etc.
Must, It depends on which antenna you will use for. You must have a drill machine to make holes in your cars, vehicles that you want to use. But, again, I repeat, You have to check the installation requirements before you will purchase an Antenna.
Do you need easier installations??
Here’s the kicker, you can purchase a magnetic antenna for your easier installations.
Explore the channels.
There are 40 Radios stations for CB Radio and Of course Must you will get someone talking some of the stations.
You can tune a popular channel like 19, channel 6 etc. Channel 19 is for Truckers–East/West Hwy Traffic
And Channel 6 is for emergency stations who stay here long periods of time. Below the 40 Channels details-
CB Channel Customary Useable
CB Channel 01 open to public
CB Channel 02 open to public
CB Channel 03 open to public
CB Channel 04 open to public–4×4 channel
CB Channel 05 open to public
CB Channel 06 open to public
CB Channel 07 open to public
CB Channel 08 open to public
CB Channel 09 Emergency
CB Channel 10 open to public–regional roads
CB Channel 11 open to public
CB Channel 12 open to public
CB Channel 13 open to public–marine, RV
CB Channel 14 open to public–walkie talkies
CB Channel 15 open to public
CB Channel 16 open to public (also SSB)
CB Channel 17 open to public–North/South Traffic
CB Channel 18 open to public
CB Channel 19 Truckers–East/West Hwy Traffic
CB Channel 20 open to public
CB Channel 21 open to public–regional roads
CB Channel 22 open to public
CB Channel 23 open to public
CB Channel 24 open to public
CB Channel 25 open to public
CB Channel 26 open to public
CB Channel 27 open to public
CB Channel 28 open to public
CB Channel 29 open to public
CB Channel 30 open to public
CB Channel 31 open to public
CB Channel 32 open to public
CB Channel 33 open to public
CB Channel 34 open to public
CB Channel 35 open to public
CB Channel 36 open to public (also SSB)
CB Channel 37 open to public (also SSB)
CB Channel 38 open to public (also SSB, LSB)
CB Channel 39 open to public (also SSB)
CB Channel 40 open to public (also SSB)
Also, CB has his own code and every code has own meaning, Here is the meaning of most common code for CB Radio–
10-1——————– Poor Receptions.
10-4——————– He received Message.
10-7——————– Out of Service.
10-9——————– Message Repeat.
10-20——————- What’s your Location?
10-10——————-Transmission completed, standing by
10-27——————-I’m moving to channel _____
10-33——————–Emergency traffic at this station
10-38——————–Ambulance needed at _____
10-45——————–All units within range please report
10-62——————–Unable to copy, please use phone
10-200——————-Police needed at ___
Issue a radio check.
You have to carefully listen to the Cb radio channel for a couple of minutes or a few moment. May be there are Some people are talking or Basically wait for a break. Now It’s time to be sure !! Yes, When you are sure The Channel is Clear, You can ask to them for checking the radio. Wait a while for their Response, It’s taking 5-10 munites. If you were seen there is no response, you can re-issue again a Radio Check, But of course, You have to be patient. Wait patiently before doing so. When other operators are Response try to understand their Voice.
There are many Operators are especially truck drivers who aren’t always interested in conversation or general talking. Also, they are not waiting to chat. You must have to follow their voice tone. Be polite, Nobody doesn’t interested to communicate with the Rude programmer.
Of Course, you have to sure that, you don’t take too much time when they are On Air While on Channel Stations.
Use CB with friends.
Want to know the Crazy part of the CB Radio??
Here’s the deal. You can use the Cb radio with your friends. Want to know How? don’t worry !! Just Picking stations you want to use. Once you got the station, just send out for a Radio shack. Yes, Of course, you have to wait a couple of minutes for Response. Say a simple sentence like, “Where are you? Over” Wait a couple of times before sending out a signal again once time. When you listen, your contract responds, Now you can Use the CB station for Chat with your friend.
Note: “keep in mind, do not Use more crowded or something complex for small talk”
Contact emergency services on channel 9.
It gets better is Emergency channel-9.
The channel 9 is urgently through the report to the Highway patrol, Police, traffic police, Fire service, finally rescue services in the specific area. You can Use the Cb Radio channel for sending any emergency message like as an accident, Vehicle failure, any Crime, etc. The Authorities can use the station to send out some important issue like any serious alarm.
But, Finally, You should never plan to use this station for a simple talk.
There are too many reasons to use a CB radio. But You have to ensure that, you know properly the tricks to use the radio, Installation, antenna, etc. also you should know the channel code and its work also every channel work also How its work.