Truck Campers and Citizen Band Radio

Citizens Band Radios, or CB for short, is a convenient public, two-way personal radio service communications that truck camper (TC) can use when traveling together (such as in a caravan) or when passing other TCs going the other direction. Because of the CB radio’s limited signal range, a conversation is usually brief when inquiring about weather, traffic, road conditions, accidents, possible detour routes, etc.

Citizen Band Radio

You do not need a license to use a CB radio.

You can use any channel for conversation. However, there are designated channels – channel 9 is reserved for emergencies or asking for traveler assistance, and channel 11 is for calling other CBers.

Most conversations on the Interstates are on channel 19 – the trucker’s channel.

Standard features in many makes and models of consumer CB radios have access to  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather channels and weather alerts.

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