ROCKIN' AND TALKIN'
Four Wheeler|January 2021
Using Cobra handheld CB radios on the rocks, ropes and road trips
Jered Korfhage

How do you communicate with others when traveling in your 4x4?

Sure, a shout out the window or a text message can get the job done in a pinch, but what happens when phone service dries up and the next rig in your party is just disappearing in the dust ahead of you?

Citizens Band (CB) radio has been a stalwart for person-to-person communication, with its beginnings dating back to the 1940s. CB operators are permitted to transmit on 40 channels in the high-frequency band, and in the United States, a license is not necessary for operation. Transmission power on CB radios is limited to four watts in the U.S., and its range can vary from a few thousand feet to a few miles, depending on conditions and equipment.

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