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What Can CB Do For You?

CB Radio is an easy and simple way for you and your mates in different vehicles to chat together as you drive along...

CB Radio is cheap, very easy to install (often in seconds with a magnetic mount on the roof and cigarette lighter socket for power if you don't want a permanent fixture) and gives you and your travelling companions communication with each other for up to 5 miles, sometimes more.

There are nothing like the numbers of users on CB nowadays - most of the "idiots" have gone, leaving the channels for those who want to make better use of them.

For groups of friends or clubs who regularly hit the road together - the ability to be able to talk to each other increases the fun immensely, and makes for great days out or weekends away!

What is said by one person is heard by all on that channel, so passing information and banter between the group is instant - you don't need to know each others phone numbers or rely on network coverage.

Not just for fun, but practical uses too...

If you attend VW club meetings, events or shows - the practicality of having instant radio contact with your friends in other vehicles means that organising and participating in trips away is so much easier - throughout the journey, even down to finding parking/camping spaces when you get there - its all so much simpler with decent communications.

It's no longer a problem if a red light splits the group in an unfamiliar busy town centre, or details of an unplanned stop or detour need to be hastily passed around. No more getting lost or separated from the group, or frantically waving that you need to stop for fuel, or to "rest" your Vdub.

Traffic reports

CB can also get you motorway traffic reports - from other road users, exactly those in the best position to tell you what the traffic is like. Often these reports come from truck drivers travelling in the opposite direction, who has just driven past the very stretch of road you want to know about!

Just ask for a traffic report (a 10-13 "ten thirteen" in CB lingo) ... the language can be a bit ripe on the mobile calling channel, but again, most of it is light-hearted and jovial.

CB is Completely Legal

CB Radio is NOT affected by the mobile phone "handsfree" legislation and there's no UK CB license anymore so you can chat away to your friends... legally.

You can use most of the newer CB's throughout Europe, and even in the countries where the residents need a CB license - because you come from the UK where no license is needed, you don't need one or any kind of permit to legally use your CB abroad.

Fewer users nowadays = Less Interuptions, Less Interference, Better Range

Whenever i tell people that I run a business selling CB radios, they say something like "does anyone still use that? I thought it died years ago!"... it's partly true - far fewer people use CB now, meaning...

  • Fewer people to "earwig" on your conversations, or try to butt in or disrupt you
  • Fewer users means clearer channels - less interference and ultimately, better range
  • The people that do use CB now are like you - people who can use the benefits of CB to increase the enjoyment of another activity
  • You can pretty-much choose a channel, and stay on it all day, weekend, whatever - without having to move because you've driven into range of other users on the same channel

Entertainment for your passengers

CB doesn't have to be just for the driver... If your passengers know passengers in other cars, this can be a great way of keeping the "other half" happy or the kids amused.

A few games of I-spy, multi-vehicle quizzes or just a bit of chat can make hours of journeying pass enjoyably, in fact many of our customers it longer microphone leads or even extra microphones in the back for this reason!

If you gave up on CB years ago due to the high numbers of users - think again, as we have more channels now and far fewer people using them... most of the idiots and annoyances that drove people away from CB back in the '80s & '90s have dissapeared, but the advantages and benefits of CB remain, and are even more advantageous on today's roads!

So, what next?

So, maybe you and your friends could do with having CB's?

Have a look around the rest of the pages on this site - we show you what equipment you need, how to install it (it can be very easy - you don't need a degree in auto electrics to do it!) and how to overcome any problems you might come across

If you all get together and order a number of set-ups, not only will you save £££££ on carriage costs, but we can discuss a small discount too - we are already EXTREMELY keen on prices - just take a look around our competitors sites!

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