Citizen’s Band Radio (CB)

Citizen's Band Radio (CB) is a system of short-distance radio communications between individuals on a selection of 40 channels within the 27 MHz (11 meter) band. CB radios are portable radios, similar in size to a walkie-talkie, that can be carried by an individual or installed in a vehicle. CB radios are used for personal communication and can be used to communicate with other CB users in range, or with CB base stations.

CB radios are regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States, and by similar agencies in other countries. In the United States, CB radios are limited to a maximum power of 4 watts (ERP) and a maximum antenna height of 20 feet (6 meters). In Canada, CB radios are limited to a maximum power of 10 watts (ERP) and a maximum antenna height of 15 meters (50 feet).

CB radios have been used by truckers, police, and other emergency services for many years, and are still in use today. CB radios are also popular among hobbyists and amateur radio enthusiasts. What band should CB be on? CB should be on band C. How far will a 4 watt CB transmit? A 4 watt CB will transmit about 1 mile (1.6 km) under ideal conditions. However, in most cases, the range will be much less than that. obstacles, such as buildings, trees, and hills, can greatly reduce the range. What is the highest rated CB radio? The highest rated CB radio according to Consumer Reports is the Uniden BEARCAT 980 SSB CB Radio. It earns an Excellent rating for its ability to pick up distant signals and has 40 channels. What channel is most used on CB? The channel most used on CB is Channel 19. This is the channel that is used most often for highway communications.

What CB channel do cops use?

The vast majority of law enforcement agencies in the United States and Canada use a single channel in the very high frequency (VHF) band for routine communications. The frequency of this channel is 150.880 MHz, and it is commonly referred to as "Channel 1".