I haven't been on or near a "live" CB'd for a long time. How much traffic is there these days?
I just put some fresh batteries in two old CB walky talkies (Cobra HH35's) and briefly scanned the channels and didn't hear anything. Just static if I turned the squelch down. (My 20 was on 128, west of Boston at mid-day - seems like I should have been able to pick up some chatter.)
I could only find one short coiled antenna between the two units and tried it on both. Could it be my antenna is not good? or are things much, much quieter than the old days?