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    Back Road Scanners

    I'm looking for some way of listening in on logging truck travel on the back roads.I know pretty much nothing about these radios. I hear there are uhf, vhf and scanners. What would be the easiest way to listen in on the truck drivers ? Also what kind of range would one expect in the mountains?

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    Re: Back Road Scanners

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Lab View Post
    I'm looking for some way of listening in on logging truck travel on the back roads.I know pretty much nothing about these radios. I hear there are uhf, vhf and scanners. What would be the easiest way to listen in on the truck drivers ? Also what kind of range would one expect in the mountains?
    Why not get a two way. Much safer for everyone.

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    Re: Back Road Scanners

    2 way radio's i think work better, programmable to RR channels. Plus gives you the ability to call location on Fsr roads.
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    Re: Back Road Scanners

    I've never had a problem with logging truck drivers in 50 years,, but I ventured into Wapiti country south of Tumbler Ridge, still in BC on a forestry road and dam near got run off the road by those rig movers. Everyone of them. Damm those FK 'bertans . The only way to drive was to have your partner hang out the window with the rifle pointed at the cab.

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    Re: Back Road Scanners

    ^^^^Did you have a radio? All traffic travelling down (out) has right-of-way and you must clear if heading up the road. If not you were the problem.

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    Re: Back Road Scanners

    Quote Originally Posted by Downwindtracker2 View Post
    I've never had a problem with logging truck drivers in 50 years,, but I ventured into Wapiti country south of Tumbler Ridge, still in BC on a forestry road and dam near got run off the road by those rig movers. Everyone of them. Damm those FK 'bertans . The only way to drive was to have your partner hang out the window with the rifle pointed at the cab.
    That's the dumbest comment I have read in this site.

    The moment you choose to use a resource or any other radio control road and you choose not to use a radio you are taking a massive risk on your part and endangering your life and the life of anyone else that might be using that road.

    On a side note anyone who points a gun at another person to incite intimidation is a fool. Point a gun at me and you better be prepared to pull the trigger because at that point you are making threats.

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    Re: Back Road Scanners

    Problem is different companies use different channels. So a scanner that could monitor all channels would be better.
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    Re: Back Road Scanners

    ^^^this is not correct. The Resource Road (RR) channels in BC were standardized a few years ago. Get a 2-way radio and have the standard RR channels installed by any communications shop and know the correct call procedures for the roads you are using. Your safety and others lives depends on it. Do not be part of the problem. If you are using the resource roads you have a responsibility to call your miles as well.

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    Re: Back Road Scanners

    Go get your self a vhf radio with the bc road channels programmed. When your on a FSR road there will be a sign at the start with the RR channel. So no need to scan.
    Last edited by Bunner; 06-06-2018 at 09:49 AM.

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    Re: Back Road Scanners

    And make sure you call your kms. Nothing worse then comming up on a rig on a blind corner hauling as*4
    Even up and odd down. Call you km when leaving the road
    Last edited by Bunner; 06-06-2018 at 09:47 AM.

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