Although CB radio has become the domain of truckers and die-hard hobbyists, motorcycle CB radios also make a great bike-to-bike communication alternative. If you ride as a pair or in a group, or if you'd like to listen in on truck traffic, consider a motorcycle CB radio.
There are a number of ways to mount a motorcycle CB radio:
As you can imagine, it can be hard to drive and control your CB radio communications at the same time. There are two types of microphone control for motorcycle CB radios:
Push to Talk (PTT). These microphones use a button mounted on the handlebar and work like a traditional CB microphone. PTT microphones require you to hold the button down to talk and release the button to listen.
Voice operated (VOX). VOX microphones are great for totally hands free operation. They can be problematic, however, at highway speeds or with open helmet designs.
Battle Of The Bands
When you're shopping for a motorcycle CB radio, be sure to find out if the radio you're looking at supports other radio bands. Many motorcycle CB radios support NOAA weather, rider-to-rider intercom and FM radio reception.
Motorcycle headsets let you hear what your GPS, radar detector and other devices are trying to tell you. Some can even be used for bike-to-bike communication.
The following steps can help solve or diagnose problems with your base, mobile, or handheld Citizen's Band radio. Keep in mind that this troubleshooting guide is designed for all types of CB radios, as well as both experts and beginners, so some steps may not apply to you.