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Never hear anyone on 19

Rt169Radio

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I only live a couple of miles away from a main highway but I never hear anyone using Channel 19, my radio, coax, and antenna are all good so reception is not a issue. Is 19 just not used anymore?
 
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All depends on the area. Some places I go are busy and some are not. Here at home busy most of the time.


Same here. I’m about 2 miles from a steel mill and have about 3 truck yards all within 5 miles. On the base, I can talk to all of them, the furthest I’ve talked is 20 miles to another steel mill, the driver was totally cool with it


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I've driven as much as 500 miles without hearing anything on 19 which is why I don't even keep the CB available anymore while I'm on the road. Now I play with the scanner, 2/,70m ham or the satellite radio,
 

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Same here on 19

I have driven from the mountains to ocean in North Carolina without hearing a thing on channel 19.
The strange thing is that every truck I see has a CB antenna.

Once I used my Midland 75-822 in the car. I put it in scan mode just to see if someone was using any other channels. It kept stopping on the skip on 6 and 11, but nothing else.

At home with a long wire, I hear skip on channel 6 and 11 every night, but nothing on the other channels.
 

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Yes, I agree with K5MPH. It depends on the area of the country where you live and/or drive. On IH35, I have heard radio traffic from Minneapolis to San Antonio, Texas. I drive to work daily and talk on the CB. Are you using a portable CB?
 

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The truck drivers{logging,service,etc} around here have been using MURS when traveling into the mtns.
 
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People don't use channel 19 all the time. They can be on any channel. While I was home today with the radio in scan I heard at least 6 conversations, only 1 was on 19. The radios have 40 channels, except for channel 9 all are for use. If I sit on 19 I might think no one is on. Scan all 40 you will hear the action. It's not like it was 20 years ago but they are out there.
 

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Frequency License Type Tone Alpha Tag Description Mode Tag
154.10000 M LADD 1 LADD 1 FM Business
158.94000 M LADD 2 LADD 2 FM Business
154.32500 M LADD 3 LADD 3 FM Business
173.37000 M LADD 4 LADD 4
 
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Thanks, I will program those in and see if I get anything. Speaking of VHF and CB, I hear more on CB than I do on 2 meter ham. I heard someone on 146.52 yesterday, and was shocked. First time in over a year or more. I hear two truckers right now on channel 22 chatting back and forth but getting out of range now. Channel 19 once today and that was just a radio check.
 

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Thanks, I will program those in and see if I get anything. Speaking of VHF and CB, I hear more on CB than I do on 2 meter ham. I heard someone on 146.52 yesterday, and was shocked. First time in over a year or more. I hear two truckers right now on channel 22 chatting back and forth but getting out of range now. Channel 19 once today and that was just a radio check.


Where are u located ? There’s more vhf freqs than that the truckers use uo here but those are the common ones
 

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Ch0 154.100 LADD1
CH1 158.940LADD 2
CH2 154.325 LADD 3
CH3 173.370 LADD 4
CH4 153.635 PLATUE
CH5 153.320 KICKER
CH6 160.140 BLACKWATER
 

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CB is dead in Canada

Cb is completely dead In Canada
Theres still people out there, we are in a bad solar cycle one day you get Canada on SSB, next day its dead,
this year alone I have talked to South Jersey,North and South Carolina, Texas,The buckeye state,Iowa,Virginia,Georgia,Chicago,and of course Canada with an Antron 99 base antenna and a President radio.
Channel 19 is active in the mornings and quiet at night here around NYC.

144.220,440mhz are dead here except for 146.880 and one or two 440 frequencies.I think ham is dead, also very boring to listen to unless you want to hear about how the weather is today or how bill's wife is doing.


I hear nothing on : (these are Canada only not for USA use)
Ch0 154.100 LADD1
CH1 158.940LADD 2
CH2 154.325 LADD 3
CH3 173.370 LADD 4
CH4 153.635 PLATUE
CH5 153.320 KICKER
CH6 160.140 BLACKWATER
 
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J20

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Theres still people out there, we are in a bad solar cycle one day you get Canada on SSB, next day its dead,
this year alone I have talked to South Jersey,North and South Carolina, Texas,The buckeye state,Iowa,Virginia,Georgia,Chicago,and of course Canada with an Antron 99 and a President radio.
Channel 19 is active in the mornings and quiet at night here around NYC.
I listened to 38 lsb for 3 days straight on my hf rig and only heard one guy playing music on a Friday night
 
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