Person holding radio


When you are on the road, having a chat with a fellow traveller can add a pleasurable dimension to your trip. You can also find out interesting things about where you are travelling towards (from people who are travelling in the opposite direction to you.) You can also use it to call for help if needed. All in all, a UHF CB radio is a valuable and useful addition to your outback kit.


5 & 35 – Allocated for emergency use only. (monitoring recommended)

11 – This is a call channel. You monitor it, make a contact and move to a recommended unused channel.

18 – For convoy use.

40 – Truckies channel or open road channel

22 & 23 – Generally used for data transmission

Other Channels – General talk channels. Sometimes users set up Duplex channels but usually you will find a free Channel available.