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Is there much CB action around Toronto or GTA

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Randalman

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I am about 20k north of Markham and have been listening on my way to and from work without hearing much at all. I have been scanning through all 40 without much luck.
"Is there anybody out there"?
 

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I am about 20k north of Markham and have been listening on my way to and from work without hearing much at all. I have been scanning through all 40 without much luck.
"Is there anybody out there"?
I haven't heard much at all driving from Richmond Hill to Port Hope, but did catch the OPP using it while escorting a wide load through Richmond Hill just last week. Other than that, it's pretty quiet.
 

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thanks, I bought it a few years ago for a US trip then put it away. I just recently re-installed it in my vehicle and haven't been hearing much other than skip.
Do you know if the highway truckers are still using them on the 4-hundred series highways? edit i guess you already answered that, sorry.
 

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thanks, I bought it a few years ago for a US trip then put it away. I just recently re-installed it in my vehicle and haven't been hearing much other than skip.
Do you know if the highway truckers are still using them on the 4-hundred series highways? edit i guess you already answered that, sorry.
I have heard some, just not much.
 

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Heard some chatter on channels 19, 37 and 39 during my drive out to Port Hope on Saturday, and one poor trucker on ch. 6 who kept looking for someone to talk to over and over and over again.
 

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That is encouraging to hear that something is going on on the highways.I am hearing some talk on 19 during my trip to work in Markham between 6 and 7am but not much on the way home.
I did hear lots of DX on the weekend. Florida, Texas etc but not much local chat.
 

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Unfortunately the skip is on 19 as well and makes hearing local traffic on channel 19 AM that much more difficult. Does your area have a "local" channel for truckers? Maybe they're on that.

I say do some more scanning, my friend. :)
 

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I had a great 10 minute chat with a guy on the way to work this morning. No big deal to some but it was my first real conversation on a CB in about 30 years.
 
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