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So driving around the other day and seeing other FJs made me think about something. If Truckers have Channel 19 as their universal Channel on their CB, why don't we have an FJ Universal Channel. Perhaps Channel 05 since all the folks in the SoCal Forums already run on Channel 5. In that way, if you randomly see other Forum members and they see you, you can easily strike up a conversation or just say hello. This would help for all of us when we all go out of state too. Just a Thought. Tell me what you think?
 

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Seems like a good idea.

If the idea takes off I will need to revisit some of the posts here regarding CB radio mounting options.

Now, where did I put that copy of Smokey and the Bandit.

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for the folks on socal forums it's ch5. I don't know who or how it was decided but it was.

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OK I found it, It was suggested by Kokopeli after SoCalOCFJ was asking if we had a designated channel. this happened on May 1'st and everyone seemed to agree with it.
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Channel 19 is know as the "Universal Trucker or Highway Channel" but on certain interstates they are different. I do believe (it's been a while) that the north-south route of I-5 channel 17 is used. I'll try to dig through my old papers and see if I can come up with my cheat sheet I had.

Ok, found it. Channel 17 is used on N-S routes and 19 is on E-W routes. Back in the day, 17 was used from the Grapevine to Sacramento and 19 was to Reno and Tahoe. 21 was used through out Orange County.

Channel 4 seems to be used by quite a few off-road clubs. NW FJ Cruiser Club (WA-ID-OR) uses it.

http://www.wattora.com/cb4.htm

Hope this helps. You'll also find a lot of companies using channels. The company I work for uses channel 4 on the big road and channel 5 when we hit the yard.

I have a Hi/Lo switch that lets me split the channels so I get 80 channels. It's good when you're with someone and they can do the same. A secret channel eliminates the eaves-droppers.

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for the folks on socal forums it's ch5. I don't know who or how it was decided but it was.

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OK I found it, It was suggested by Kokopeli after SoCalOCFJ was asking if we had a designated channel. this happened on May 1'st and everyone seemed to agree with it.
I Spotted You....

Perhaps we should all make it Channel 5 instead since the Channel is already happening.:)
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I was wondering, maybe there is some where or some way to display our call sign/ Forum name, in that way we can easily communicate. Sorta like the military.
When I was in the Army, it was on the front and back corners of the humvee, but I doubt any of us would want to paint it on our FJs like that.
 

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I was wondering, maybe there is some where or some way to display our call sign/ Forum name, in that way we can easily communicate. Sorta like the military.
When I was in the Army, it was on the front and back corners of the humvee, but I doubt any of us would want to paint it on our FJs like that.
My license plate will soon be sporting my user name.... :)


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We should prob go for channel 5 since it's already been set in SoCal
 

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Thanks for the Link FJand FU. I'm going to look through it now.

Channel 19 is know as the "Universal Trucker or Highway Channel" but on certain interstates they are different. I do believe (it's been a while) that the north-south route of I-5 channel 17 is used. I'll try to dig through my old papers and see if I can come up with my cheat sheet I had.

Ok, found it. Channel 17 is used on N-S routes and 19 is on E-W routes. Back in the day, 17 was used from the Grapevine to Sacramento and 19 was to Reno and Tahoe. 21 was used through out Orange County.

Channel 4 seems to be used by quite a few off-road clubs. NW FJ Cruiser Club (WA-ID-OR) uses it.

http://www.wattora.com/cb4.htm

Hope this helps. You'll also find a lot of companies using channels. The company I work for uses channel 4 on the big road and channel 5 when we hit the yard.

I have a Hi/Lo switch that lets me split the channels so I get 80 channels. It's good when you're with someone and they can do the same. A secret channel eliminates the eaves-droppers.

Happy trails
 

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We should prob go for channel 5 since it's already been set in SoCal

You are right! I hope that this Thread keeps going to let every FJ Owner Know that 5 would be the Channel. We are a good group of people in which we all seem to help each other out. So why not say hello every time you pass each other by on the road... Pavement or not.:cheers:
 

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My license plate will soon be sporting my user name.... :)


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That would be a good Idea since License plates go on front and back. The only thing is that some people have longer names.
 

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My license plate will soon be sporting my user name.... :)


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That's totally sweet! I am about to get my c/b over there on table installed. My handle is going to ne "9-Ball" and you can reach me on channel #5.
That "Trail Team" blanket you sent me came in handy this weekend while camping. Thank you : )
 
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