CB radios and other forms of car-to-car communication

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Post by calivw78 » Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:08 am

Latest post of the previous page:

We have the Cobra 75 WX ST in our bus. The combined mic/speaker/controls in one hand held unit make it a nice fit without taking too much space. Good to have when you are stranded and don't have cell signal.
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Post by calivw78 » Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:09 am

heh...bringing back the dead on that reply :)
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Post by static » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:23 am

I used mine on the trip to Oregon last week, and it worked well. Great to be able to tell another bus where to turn or whatever.

Also, I got to warn some trucks when there was some loose stock on the road.

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Post by glasseye » Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:29 pm

hambone wrote:Deschutestrout has a nice set of 2-way radios that we used on the way to Badger Creek. Fun and inexpensive, but a limited range.
Remember walkie talkies when we were kids, with the horrible range and morse code button?
I tried a pair of "FRS" (family radio system) walkies enroute to Maupin. The interior bus noise at speed overpowered their puny audio output.
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Post by dtrumbo » Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:32 pm

glasseye wrote:
hambone wrote:Deschutestrout has a nice set of 2-way radios that we used on the way to Badger Creek. Fun and inexpensive, but a limited range.
Remember walkie talkies when we were kids, with the horrible range and morse code button?
I tried a pair of "FRS" (family radio system) walkies enroute to Maupin. The interior bus noise at speed overpowered their puny audio output.
These might work well, and they come with earset-thingys that might help with the noise.

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Post by Hippie » Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:08 pm

And you can call up people you don't know (other busses) without having the cell number, obviously. I like how they are independent of cell towers, too.
I need to get one again.

PS
Ever seen the movie, Joy Ride? creepy.

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