Why do truckers say breaker 19?

You see, when a trucker says this, he or she is asking permission to break into the conversation other truckers are having on their Citizen Band (CB) radios, on Channel 19.

What does breaker breaker mean on the radio?

“Breaker 1-9” / “Breaker, Breaker” Telling other CB users that you’d like to start a transmission on channel 19. (“One-nine” refers to channel 19, the most widely used among truck drivers). “Breaking Up” Your radio transmission is cutting in and out.

How do I request a CB radio check?

Tune to channel 19 and say “This is (your callsign) requesting a radio check on CB channel (1-9).”

Do truckers still use Channel 19 on the CB?

To this day, Channel 19 is where drivers can obtain information about road construction, accidents, and speed traps. It’s heartwarming to know that truckers use CB radios as they continue to offer road-safe communication while driving. If your radio needs a tune up or repair, the Jubitz Truck Service Center can assist.

What are the 10 CB radio codes?

CB 10 Codes

  • 10-1 Receiving poorly.
  • 10-2 Good reception.
  • 10-4 Message received. All ok.
  • 10-5 Relay message.
  • 10-6 Stand by.
  • 10-7 Out of service.
  • 10-9 Repeat message.
  • 10-11 Talking too fast.

What is Channel 19 on a CB radio?

Any authorized CB radio frequency is open to all, but some have agreed-upon special purposes. For instance, channel 9 is for emergency use, and channel 19 is used by truckers to report on traffic conditions. Channel 19 is at the middle of the bands, thus has the best antenna efficiency.

What do truckers use instead of CB radios?

Some use a more evolved radio system, such as a satellite radio service like Sirius or XM, to replace their CB radio. All in all, truckers love to talk and, thanks to technology, drivers have endless possibilities for communicating. Ride with Pride: Shop NTB gear from mugs to sweatshirts.

What is a 10-47 police code?

Police code 10-47 means Emergency road repair.

What channel should I use on my CB radio?

You can only contact those in a 40- to 100-mile radius, depending on the antenna, radio, and atmospheric conditions. There are 40 channels, and Channel 19 is best to connect with others, though if you’re interested in making small talk, move to a less used channel.