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Who still uses CB in the Alton/ Godfrey/woodriver area in Illinois?

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blakews2217

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There are a few people around. Many use Ch 27, Ch 14, Ch 6 and I think there is another Ch for that specific area which they use but cant recall.


I’ve had an ear out while I can. There’s a couple locals ( one in cottage hills and the other in woodriver) talking on some base stations that I check in on. Usually there in the evening so if I wonder if my equipment is working I’ll just call out to them. Currently the cb has taken a back seat to my DD decided to show a hurt motor. Time to get the project truck running.


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Totally understand about the project priorities. Yeah jump on one of the 3 channels I mentioned when you get a chance, I'd say mornings and evenings are best.

If I could get my new base working like it's supposed to, I should be able to almost reach you.
 

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CB in ILL-annoyed?

All I ever hear NOW on the CB band on my scanners are spanish talkers.
 

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I run a 1/4 wave on a jeep. When barefoot I get about a 1.1:1 swr. With amp it hits about a 1.5:1-1.7:1. I was thinking about building a 1/4 wave on my roof and running a PSU for my cb in the house.


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I'm up by Chicago and the Tollways, even with that, there's still a lot of Truck drivers pointing out Police radar and other fun. Some days I don't even listen to the Police, just IDOT - ITHA Help Trucks and CB calls as they see all the problems before the Police out there.
 
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