Originally Posted by williaty
Yes, it's possible to monitor police radio frequencies and to detect proximity to police TrunkTracker systems. However, that's not what I'm talking about. In the Citizen's Band, Channel 19 is commonly used for general communications on the road. If you monitor Ch19, you will almost never pass a cop that you didn't hear someone else talking about before you got within a mile of it. In fact, when I ran the CB all the time for about 6 months, I think I literally never once passed a cop I hadn't heard about before hand.
+1 for this, I drove from new hampshire to alaska and then to florida, and did not pass one cop that I didn't know about before hand. not to mention finding out about traffic jams, having entertainment during traffic jams, getting directions, and a whole host of other things that were great about having a cb. This thread really has me wanting one in the subie, so what is the smallest radio out there. I was just looking at one of those all in the mic radios from cobra, which I'm thinking would be good mated to that antenna posted back on the first page that went through the trunk, so when I'm just around town, I can have the antenna off, and the mic stowed away, but then for longer trips I can hook everything up.