Forgot to post this last week. Maybe due to lack of anything.
Anyway, I drove with 'first time' carrying CB on board. There was a lack of trucks on the road so most of the trip was silence on the CB. Large sections where I had empty road ahead. Also little traffic enforcement. My detector alerted just twice in the first 500 miles of the trip. I did talk to truckers in opposite direction, but not many.
The most interesting part of having the CB was going through Wells, Nevada. A female voice over the CB was advertising 'specials' at the local (legal) bordello. I wish I had a tape recorder of that !
I got much more info once in California. A lot of truckers reporting bears, though not necessarily on my route of travel. Also accident report of a roll-over.
Overall, the CB was entertainment only, at least this first trip. Will see how it goes over time.