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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

UHF CB Channel 11 Usage

UHF CB channel 11 (476.675MHz) is the "unofficial" calling channel, from my listening it does not seem to get much use for that. Generally most UHF CB users either call on the local repeater (channel 2 in the Launceston area) or their own working channel.

Of late I have noticed an increase in the amount of radio traffic on UHF CB channel 11, other than the local channel 2 repeater or channel 40 (the road channel) it has been the most active UHF CB channel in the Launceston area.

I was out for a walk with my daughter in her pram recently and came across some road works, we had to stop to let a truck pass. I got talking to one of the guys who was doing traffic control and noticed he had a UHF CB. He told me that a lot of the road works / construction companies had agreed on using UHF CB channel 11 for this type of work, by having them all on the same channel they can talk to each other and coordinate what is going on. This might also be part of the reason why a couple of companies have migrated from VHF highband to UHF, they can use the one radio for both UHF CB and also their own business frequency. 

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