At camp I cannot get any cell phone reception. I was thinking a good CB might do the trick to get help in an emergency situation. Does anyone have any recommendations? I don't know a lot about them so any help would be appreciated.
Here is one I found online... CB
had one- base station- 6 hand held ones - it would reach out about 15 miles and where i am located at that was good- i could talk to people that were about 7-9 miles away in case i needed them-when the guys went out hunting they all carriered a hand held one for just in case- so yes i think it's a good idea- one day it might pay off- do not need to spend a whole lot on it-
oh just saw the picture- listen i can tell you this much- replace the anntenna that's on the cb with something else- like a mag one- those little ones really do not go out very far- if your going to put it on a quad- get one about 3 ft high- you will hear the difference- really
Back in the 70's emergency responders monitored ch 9. I don't know if they still do. I doubt it.If they did that would be as slick as greased lightning. I thought of the same thing. These little family channel radio's are not on the cb channels. They have their own frequency range.The older 21 ch cb's were allowed 4 watts. I had mine tuned up to over 7 watts,I blast out truckers ears.There was such a thing called the FCC that was like the nutzi's and come to your door if they thought you were over the line on conduct or power. It happened to my buddy's Dad. They said...Were the FCC,he said SO AM I!
They looked dumbfounded and said ..WHAT? Then he said if I don't see no ID get lost! How's that for hijinx? They just asked him about his setup and said one of his neighbors complained about interference on their TV.That was when few people had cable and NOONE had satellite dishes or this other stuff that people are so spoiled with.
I have no cell reception at my camp nor in the remote areas I hunt.
Last year a bought a SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger. With rebates it only cost $50. There is a $100 annual service fee but I consider it very cheap insurance. There is a SOS button if pressed will notify 911 etc of an emergency at your GPS location. It also automatically sends out emails or text message to all you program in the device if the SOS putton is ever pressed. The SOS button is covered to prevent accidental activation since it is only to be used in an extreme emergency. There is a test message feature which I tried & it is extemely accurate as to your location plus works in heavy timber areas.
I miss C.B.chattin.I still have my base station and ground plane and a couple mobiles tucked away.Every once in awhile I turn one on bust mostly get just skip.Last month I took one to Niagra Falls but didn,t use it.I too wondered if their were any more REACT bases monitoring ch.9 anymore.
I remember the State Police monitored channel 19 to get trucker talk and help them if they neededit. I believe cell phones eliminated the need,but if your cell don't work a cb might get someone somewhere anyway.