Channel 19 is the most commonly-used channel by truck drivers on highways, to the point that some radios even have a dedicated button to bring up channel 19 instantly. In most areas of the U.S. other channels regionally used for this purpose include 10, 17, and 21.
What are the different CB channels used for?
Examples include Channel 9 (reserved for emergency communications) and Channel 19, which is mostly used by truckers .CB Radio Frequencies and Channels.CB ChannelCB Frequency (MHz)Common Usage827.055Open to everyone927.065Emergency communications1027.075Open to everyone - Often used by truckers for regional roads1127.085Open to everyone36 more rows
Can you hear police on a CB radio?
The BearTracker 885 does what no other CB Radio can do: It can keep you up-to-date with current public safety activity anywhere in the US and Canada* by scanning for police, fire, ambulance, and/or DOT radio traffic.
What makes a CB radio illegal?
The Communications Act of 1934 (the “Act”) prohibits anyone from transmitting “energy or communications or signals by radio within the United States except under and in accordance with the Act and with a license.” CB operators are not required to have a license because the FCCs rules authorize their operation, but
How far can a Baofeng reach?
To make contacts hundreds of miles away, you need a high-powered, high frequency (HF) radio and a General license. A BaoFeng handi-talkie using VHF maxes out at about 30 miles under ideal conditions and with a few tricks and tweaks.
What does 10-200 mean on a CB?
Police needed at CB Radio 10 Codes10-1Receiving poorly (I cant hear you)10-62Unable to copy; please use phone10-99Mission completed10-100Bathroom break10-200Police needed at [insert location]13 more rows