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Old 04-08-2012, 8:46 PM
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Default Do Staties still have CB's in their cars?

I know some state patrol still have CB's in their cars... does anyone know any agencies that did use them in the past and have taken them out of service from the patrol cars? Thanks.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:33 PM
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Lol, not in illinois but maybe in the southern part of the u.s.

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Some staters here have them- and use them. (Oregon)
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Commercial CHP units have them in California. Usually a 5' or so white Firestik style fiberglass antenna on a ball mount on a shell on the trucks, or rear fender on the cars.



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Michigan State Police Motor Carrier Enforcement units still have them. Anything beyond that is, typically, the LEO's personal radio.
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Michigan State Police Motor Carrier Enforcement units still have them. Anything beyond that is, typically, the LEO's personal radio.
There were a few local police departments that used CB radios as their talk-around chit-chat radios. This was commonplace here in Southeast Lower Michigan well into the late 1990s. Some would even use frequencies above Ch-40. So much for not breaking the FCC rules.

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North east Osp doesn't listen to their cbs. South east Wsp doesn't listen either. Several different occasions in both states I have tried to get their attention on the cb about drunks, accidents, ect, didn't work. I know my radio is getting out, I use it nightly on my route, rag chew with several base and mobiles. A lot of washington dot snow plows and highway maintance do use their cbs though
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North east Osp doesn't listen to their cbs. South east Wsp doesn't listen either. Several different occasions in both states I have tried to get their attention on the cb about drunks, accidents, ect, didn't work. I know my radio is getting out, I use it nightly on my route, rag chew with several base and mobiles. A lot of washington dot snow plows and highway maintance do use their cbs though
Some IDOT plows had cb's for truck to truck comms a few yrs back in northern ill. and if I recall they were on ch.3 but that was then.

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Lol, not in illinois but maybe in the southern part of the u.s.

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If they do have a CB in the patrol car it's most likely one the individual officer purchased and installed. BTW Billy Yank we don't use them as the primary means of communications. You may even be surprised to learn that some of our agencies even have digital radio systems, GPS and MDTs (Mobile Data Terminals) in every patrol vehicle.
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If they do have a CB in the patrol car it's most likely one the individual officer purchased and installed. BTW Billy Yank we don't use them as the primary means of communications. You may even be surprised to learn that some of our agencies even have digital radio systems, GPS and MDTs (Mobile Data Terminals) in every patrol vehicle.
Billy yank??? You really didn't call me that did you? Careful there nonperson....
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I have spotted quite a few K40 antennas on FHP (Florida Highway Patrol) cars.
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adding fuel to the fire with what Billy Yank posted! lmao now!
The local SO usually don't have CBs in their patrol cars, but have seen some FHP that appears to have 'em in their cars.
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NCSHP Motor Carrier units have them.

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Some Alabama State Tropers have them. On this pic I took a few years ago you can see what looks to be a Wilson 500 mag mount in the center of the trunk. It's not as small as a "Lil Wil" but not as big as a 1000. The gold writing and shape of the base give it away as a Wilson.

I've seen a few others over the years but don't have pics. Most of the time when I see them they're on units from smaller towns or sheriffs.
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Billy yank??? You really didn't call me that did you? Careful there nonperson....
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Hey does Sherriff Roscoe and Boss Hogg still use then there CB radidios any more, or did they go to something a bit more strung up [LOL]
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Some NYSP CVEs have them, but I don't think they are state issued radios, but purchased privately by troopers.
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Nebraska State Patrol still has CB's in the cruisers. I don't know if they are furnished by the state or they are personal radios, or if they are even used at all.

Look above the light bar, there are 2 fiberglass whips mounted the the bar.
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Nebraska State Patrol still has CB's in the cruisers. I don't know if they are furnished by the state or they are personal radios, or if they are even used at all.

Look above the light bar, there are 2 fiberglass whips mounted the the bar.
Are you sure those are CB antennas?
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Billy yank??? You really didn't call me that did you? Careful there nonperson....
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Witch side of the Mason Dixon line are you from then?
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every now and then I see a Louisiana State Police Crown Victoria with a mag-mount CB (or VHF Low Band) antenna. They use 39.5 as their backup statewide net, but very rarely. I have never heard state troopers on CB that I was aware of. BUT I have heard public works for my parish using CB and VHF High band, until they switched to the 700 MHz APCO 25 trunked system. I have a friend in the radio communications business, and he said that the state troopers have a special kind of radio that allows them to listen in on other radio users. That could be the explanation for the long antennas. I have heard of situations years ago that state troopers have used CB to tell truckers to "pull over". I doubt they still do that though.
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