Cb Radio Forum
Have Problems? Need Info? join a CB Radio Forum!
An important and growing part of the CB radio community is the CB radio forum. The internet is a wonderful thing - it allows millions of people from all over the world to communicate, share information, exchange advice, and enjoy each other's company from miles and miles away. In many ways, a CB radio forum is an internet version of the CB radio itself. This article describes where you can find a good CB radio forum and what going to one can offer you.
You can find a good CB radio forum just about anywhere. One of the most popular ones is, appropriately, CB Radio Forum (http://www.cbradioforum.com). Another popular destination for CB radio enthusiasts is found at The Truckers Report (http://www.thetruckersreport.com), in the 'Trucking Industry Forum' section. I also enjoy posting at Trucking Boards (http://www.truckingboards.com/bb/cb-radio-forum).
What makes a good CB radio forum worth visiting? To me, it's the same as what makes the CB radio community worth joining: camaraderie. One of the great benefits of the CB radio community is interacting with many friendly, open, and intriguing individuals who all share enjoyment in the CB radio hobby. The best CB radio forums have the same people posting in their topics.
The benefits of joining a forum can be as good as the benefits you get from CB radio itself. The forums are a great source of information for beginners who are just getting started and learning about the hobby. You can frequently find detailed user reviews of popular items, and even pick up a suggestion for an obscure yet awesome piece of gear or equipment that you may want in your set.
I recommend participating in an online forum as much as possible if you are trying to set up a more advanced base station or mobile station, because the users on these forums on average have years of experience with CB radio use either as hobbyists or as truckers, emergency personnel, etc. Highly-technical issues are also best explained by these people, rather than trying to wade through confusing tech-speak in print and online manuals.
Finally, participating in a CB radio forum is a chance to connect with the people you talk with over the waves. Conversations over radio aren't always possible, so it is nice to be able to talk more in-depth to someone you met while on the road. This is perhaps the best benefit of a CB radio forum, and is one main reason why you should join a CB radio forum if you haven't already done so.