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Colorado and Wyoming oilfields

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Working in the Colorado and Wyoming oilfields we have alot of CB radio traffic, it's required on most loctions and ranches.
From what I have seen most CB owners use it for comercial use..not counting the CH6 and CH11 monkies.
I have met sheeple that seem to think CB's,scanners and Amateur radios are at best for wierdo's and worst illegal and only criminals would have such strange equipment...
 
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It does see a lot of use here when it comes to trucking and ranching, but the overwhelming majority in town or any bigger city is just total crap.

CB still can serve a purpose, but you just have to be willing to dodge all the nuts.
 
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What a difference to the NE British Columbia/Alberta oilfields, up here almost EVERY one uses VHF, although some places like the big oilsands developments are using V/Uhf and 800MHz (mot 2 P25 or LTR for ops.) Any Resource Road(logging or oil) that is radio controlled will be on VHF. Besides a small portion of heavy trucks that have CB, almost nobody at the 5ton or small trucks have/use it here. The VHF LAD and VHF Alberta Open channels are pretty busy here.
 
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That's interesting about the Canadian oilfields, I have seen only one work-over company operating down here using VHF walkies, when I am on a site 99% of the time the only people with any radio coms are trucks and then that's not normaly controlled, so unless you are on a rig or ranch that requires a specific CB channel then it's totaly open..and almost useless.
The company I work for uses CH12 but some drivers prefer to use 19 which is the main truck channel in the US so on a location we are on 12 and others are on 19..it becomes frustrating on a crowded site with no traffic control.
 
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Lol, the 4 LAD channels (LAD 1-LAD4) are the VHF equivilant of CB ch19 here in Alberta and BC. There are about 90 frequencies in NE BC and Alberta used for either logging or oil roads, this does not include all the oilfield company channels. Our survey company has 3 VHF freqs licensed for voice comms, plus 10 uhf RTK freqs. I could not imagine having to use CB for radio controlled roads, or for site ops. It would not be ver good at all, never mind having to deal with skip with where we are at in the solar cycle.
 
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