Survivalist SSB CB Freeband Channel Frequency List


Information for Survivalist, Prepper, or SHTF Survival Communications using Single SideBand CB radio around 27 MHz.
Survivalist 375 CB SSB Radio
The original source of this article is the RadioMaster Reports blog.

Freeband
Freeband frequencies around 27 MHz CB have been widely used by thousands and thousands of freebanders worldwide over the past 40+ years. Here in this list, we document the best and most common Single SideBand (SSB, USB, LSB) Freeband frequencies useful for Survivalists.

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About Freeband
Freeband refers to unlicensed transmitting on the frequencies above, below, and in between normal HF radio bands. Freebanding is communicating on the freeband frequencies. CB radios and HAM radios can be modified to get freeband channels.

Prepper Comm Ham Radio HF SSB Freeband Transceiver

Primary Survivalist-Prepper SSB CB and Freeband Channels

AM CB PREPPER CHANNEL,
Normal CB Channel 3 AM – 26.985 MHz.

SSB CB PREPPER/SURVIVALIST CHANNEL,
Normal CB Channel 37 USB – 27.375 MHz.

SSB FREEBAND PREPPER/SURVIVALIST CHANNEL,
Freeband Gap 38/39 Channel 27.390 MHz USB.

Prepper-Survivalist SSB CB Freeband Channel Frequencies
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CHAN TYPE| CHANNEL NAME | FREQ. | MODE | COMMON CHANNEL USAGE
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FREEBAND | DROP GAP ==1 | 26.962 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ===1 | 26.965 AM
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP ==1 | 26.968 USB
FREEBAND | GAP =====1/2 | 26.970 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP ==2 | 26.972 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ===2 | 26.975 AM
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP ==2 | 26.978 USB
FREEBAND | GAP =====2/3 | 26.980 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP ==3 | 26.982 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ===3 | 26.985 AM *CB PREPPER CH 3 AM*
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP ==3 | 26.988 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ====3/3A | 26.990 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =3A | 26.992 LSB
CONTROL= | CHANNEL ==3A | 26.995 REMOTE CONTROL TOYS/ALARMS
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =3A | 26.998 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ====3A/4 | 27.000 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP ==4 | 27.002 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ===4 | 27.005 AM CB 4X4 4WD JEEP CLUBS
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP ==4 | 27.008 USB
FREEBAND | GAP =====4/5 | 27.010 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP ==5 | 27.012 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ===5 | 27.015 AM
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP ==5 | 27.018 USB
FREEBAND | GAP =====5/6 | 27.020 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP ==6 | 27.022 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ===6 | 27.025 AM SKIP TALKER HIGH POWER CB
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP ==6 | 27.028 USB
FREEBAND | GAP =====6/7 | 27.030 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP ==7 | 27.032 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ===7 | 27.035 AM
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP ==7 | 27.038 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ====7/7A | 27.040 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =7A | 27.042 LSB
CONTROL= | CHANNEL ==7A | 27.045 REMOTE CONTROL TOYS/ALARMS
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =7A | 27.048 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ====7A/8 | 27.050 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP ==8 | 27.052 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ===8 | 27.055 AM
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP ==8 | 27.058 USB
FREEBAND | GAP =====8/9 | 27.060 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP ==9 | 27.062 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ===9 | 27.065 AM EMERGENCY CB AM
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP ==9 | 27.068 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ====9/10 | 27.070 LSB/USB
========= ============== ======= ====== ======================
CHAN TYPE| CHANNEL NAME | FREQ. | MODE | COMMON CHANNEL USAGE
========= ============== ======= ====== ======================
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =10 | 27.072 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==10 | 27.075 AM
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =10 | 27.078 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ===10/11 | 27.080 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =11 | 27.082 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==11 | 27.085 AM LOCAL CB CALLING
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =11 | 27.088 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ==11/11A | 27.090 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP 11A | 27.092 LSB
CONTROL= | CHANNEL =11A | 27.095 REMOTE CONTROL TOYS/ALARMS
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP 11A | 27.098 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ==11A/12 | 27.100 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP 12A | 27.102 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==12 | 27.105 AM
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =12 | 27.108 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ===12/13 | 27.110 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =13 | 27.112 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==13 | 27.115 AM RV OR CAMPERS CB
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =13 | 27.118 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ===13/14 | 27.120 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =14 | 27.122 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==14 | 27.125 AM CB WALKIE=TALKIES
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =14 | 27.128 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ===14/15 | 27.130 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =15 | 27.132 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==15 | 27.135 AM
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =15 | 27.138 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ==15/15A | 27.140 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP 15A | 27.142 LSB
CONTROL= | CHANNEL =15A | 27.155 REMOTE CONTROL TOYS/ALARMS
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP 15A | 27.148 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ==15A/16 | 27.150 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =16 | 27.152 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==16 | 27.155 AM CB 4X4 4WD JEEP CLUBS
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =16 | 27.158 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ===16/17 | 27.160 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =17 | 27.162 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==17 | 27.165 AM CB HIGHWAY TRUCKERS
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =17 | 27.168 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ===17/18 | 27.170 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =18 | 27.172 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==18 | 27.175 AM
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =18 | 27.178 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ===18/19 | 27.180 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =19 | 27.182 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==19 | 27.185 AM CB HIGHWAY TRUCKER PRIMARY
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =19 | 27.188 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ==19/19A | 27.190 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP 19A | 27.192 LSB
CONTROL= | CHANNEL =19A | 27.195 REMOTE CONTROL TOYS/ALARMS
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP 19A | 27.198 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ==19A/20 | 27.200 LSB/USB
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CHAN TYPE| CHANNEL NAME | FREQ. | MODE | COMMON CHANNEL USAGE
========= ============== ======= ====== ======================
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =20 | 27.202 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==20 | 27.205 AM
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =20 | 27.208 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ===20/21 | 27.210 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =21 | 27.212 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==21 | 27.215 AM CB HIGHWAY TRUCKERS
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =21 | 27.218 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ===21/22 | 27.220 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =22 | 27.222 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==22 | 27.225 AM
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =22 | 27.228 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ===22/24 | 27.230 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =24 | 27.232 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==24 | 27.235 AM
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =24 | 27.238 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ===24/25 | 27.240 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =25 | 27.242 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==25 | 27.245 AM
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =25 | 27.248 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ===25/23 | 27.250 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =23 | 27.252 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==23 | 27.255 AM
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =23 | 27.258 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ===23/26 | 27.260 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =26 | 27.262 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==26 | 27.265 AM
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =26 | 27.268 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ===26/27 | 27.270 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =27 | 27.272 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==27 | 27.275 AM
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =27 | 27.278 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ===27/28 | 27.280 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =28 | 27.282 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==28 | 27.285 AM
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =28 | 27.288 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ===28/29 | 27.290 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =29 | 27.292 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==29 | 27.295 AM
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =29 | 27.298 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ===29/30 | 27.300 LSB/USB
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CHAN TYPE| CHANNEL NAME | FREQ. | MODE | COMMON CHANNEL USAGE
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FREEBAND | DROP GAP =30 | 27.302 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==30 | 27.305 AM/LSB/USB
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =30 | 27.308 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ===30/31 | 27.310 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =31 | 27.312 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==31 | 27.315 AM/LSB/USB
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =31 | 27.318 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ===31/32 | 27.310 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =32 | 27.322 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==32 | 27.325 AM/LSB/USB
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =32 | 27.328 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ===32/33 | 27.330 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =33 | 27.332 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==33 | 27.335 AM/LSB/USB
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =33 | 27.338 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ===33/34 | 27.340 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =34 | 27.342 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==34 | 27.345 AM/LSB/USB
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =34 | 27.348 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ===34/35 | 27.350 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =35 | 27.352 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==35 | 27.355 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =35 | 27.358 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ===35/36 | 27.360 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =36 | 27.362 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==36 | 27.365 USB
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =36 | 27.368 USB [OBSOLETE SURVIVALIST]
FREEBAND | GAP ===36/37 | 27.370 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =37 | 27.372 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==37 | 27.375 USB PREPPER/SURVIVALIST USB*
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =37 | 27.378 USB [OBSOLETE PREPPER]
FREEBAND | GAP ===37/38 | 27.380 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =38 | 27.382 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==38 | 27.385 LSB/USB MAIN CB LSB CALLING
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =38 | 27.388 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ===38/39 | 27.390 USB NEW PREPPER/SURVIVALIST*
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =39 | 27.392 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==39 | 27.395 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | HIGH GAP =39 | 27.398 USB
FREEBAND | GAP ===39/40 | 27.400 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | DROP GAP =40 | 27.402 LSB
NORMAL CB| CHANNEL ==40 | 27.405 AM/LSB/USB
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========= THE UPPERS==== ======= ====== === HIGH BAND E ======
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CHAN TYPE| CHANNEL NAME | FREQ. | MODE | COMMON CHANNEL USAGE
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FREEBAND | ==== 41 ZERO | 27.410 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | CHANNEL ==41 | 27.415 LSB/USB BAND=E CHAN 1
FREEBAND | ==== 42 ZERO | 27.420 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | CHANNEL ==42 | 27.425 USB E2 *SURVIVALIST HI 425*
FREEBAND | ==== 43 ZERO | 27.430 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | CHANNEL ==43 | 27.435 LSB/USB BAND=E CHAN=3
FREEBAND | ==== 44 ZERO | 27.440 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | CHANNEL ==44 | 27.445 LSB/USB BAND=E CHAN=3A
FREEBAND | ==== 45 ZERO | 27.450 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | CHANNEL ==45 | 27.455 LSB/USB BAND=E CHAN=4
FREEBAND | ==== 46 ZERO | 27.460 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | CHANNEL ==46 | 27.465 LSB/USB BAND=E CHAN=5
FREEBAND | ==== 47 ZERO | 27.470 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | CHANNEL ==47 | 27.475 LSB/USB BAND=E CHAN=6
FREEBAND | ==== 48 ZERO | 27.480 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | CHANNEL ==48 | 27.485 LSB/USB BAND=E CHAN=7
FREEBAND | ==== 49 ZERO | 27.490 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | CHANNEL ==49 | 27.495 LSB/USB BAND=E CHAN=7A
FREEBAND | ==== 50 ZERO | 27.500 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | CHANNEL ==50 | 27.505 LSB/USB BAND=E CHAN=8
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========= THE UPPERS==== ======= ====== ======================
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CHAN TYPE| CHANNEL NAME | FREQ. | MODE | COMMON CHANNEL USAGE
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FREEBAND | ==== 51 ZERO | 27.510 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | CHANNEL ==51 | 27.515 LSB/USB BAND=E CHAN=9
FREEBAND | ==== 52 ZERO | 27.520 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | CHANNEL ==51 | 27.515 LSB/USB BAND=E CHAN=10
FREEBAND | ==== 53 ZERO | 27.530 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | CHANNEL ==53 | 27.535 LSB/USB BAND=E CHAN=11
FREEBAND | ==== 54 ZERO | 27.540 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | CHANNEL ==54 | 27.545 LSB/USB BAND=E CHAN=11A
FREEBAND | ==== 55 ZERO | 27.550 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | CHANNEL ==55 | 27.555 LSB/USB E12 FREEBAND CALLING
FREEBAND | ==== 56 ZERO | 27.560 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | CHANNEL ==56 | 27.565 LSB/USB BAND=E CHAN=13
FREEBAND | ==== 57 ZERO | 27.570 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | CHANNEL ==57 | 27.575 LSB/USB E14 =NOT RECOMMENDED
FREEBAND | ==== 58 ZERO | 27.580 LSB/USB =====NOT RECOMMENDED!
FREEBAND | CHANNEL ==58 | 27.585 LSB/USB E15 =NOT RECOMMENDED!
FREEBAND | ==== 59 ZERO | 27.590 LSB/USB =====NOT RECOMMENDED!
FREEBAND | CHANNEL ==59 | 27.595 LSB/USB E15A NOT RECOMMENDED
FREEBAND | ==== 60 ZERO | 27.600 LSB/USB
FREEBAND | CHANNEL ==60 | 27.605 AM/LSB/USB BAND=E CHAN=16
FREEBAND | ABOVE CH==61 | 27.610 TO 27.999 E17 NOT RECOMMENDED
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* SURVIVALIST/PREPPER CHANNELS

HAM LICENSE ONLY:

========= THE 10 METER HAM BAND= ====== ====== ===============
HAM BAND AMATEUR 10 METER 28.000 TO 29.700 BAND F/G
HAM BAND | 28.305 = USB | 28.305 USB*HAM PREPPER TECH SSB*
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* SURVIVALIST/PREPPER CHANNELS

AM Amplitude Modulation
AM is the basic modulation mode in standard CB radios. It is good for short range communication with common CB radios and CB HT (handheld) radios or walkie talkies. Some CB radios also have Single Sideband (SSB). AM is prone to more interference and doesn’t go as far as SSB.

Single Sideband CB Radio USB Upper Sideband

Single Sideband CB Radio USB Upper Sideband

Upper SideBand (USB) or Lower SideBand (LSB)
Single SideBand (SSB) CB radios are very popular for freeband. SSB is by far the best freeband mode. LSB is mostly used for local area and “skip talking” in English language in North America. USB is used often for long distance, International communications, or Spanish language in North or South America. The choice of which sideband to use is not etched in stone. USB is usually selected for prepper and SHTF Survival channels because it is clearer and more compatible with various types of radios.

Single Sideband CB Radio Clarifier

Single Sideband CB Radio Clarifier

Freeband Radios
Freebanders use one of the following types of radios to talk on these channels:

1. CB radio modified with “extra channels”, “high channels”, “expanded”, or “unlocked clarifier”.
2. Ham “10 meter” SSB radio that has been modified for 11 meters.
3. Export CB SSB radio, often with Band switch ABCDE or ABCDEFG.
4. Ham HF SSB radio modified for general coverage transmit.
5. Commercial land mobile HF SSB radio.
6. Marine HF SSB radio.
7. Military surplus HF SSB radio or manpack.
8. Aeronautical HF SSB radio.

Freeband Radio Rules
“License? They don’t need no stinkin’ license!”—an often misquoted saying that applies well to freebanders. Freebanders don’t have a license for these frequencies. CB radio rules, channels, modes, and frequency bands vary quite a lot from country to country. 99.99% of the time, the governments don’t enforce radio rules or regulations on the common freeband frequencies unless someone uses a high power linear amplifier to create radio interference for neighborhood TV sets or other services. Enforcement pretty much gave up on this part of the spectrum a long time ago, and it is mostly considered “sacrificial spectrum” in the “wild west of radio”. However, there are some frequencies in this spectrum that wise freebanders avoid. For example, between 28.000 MHz and 29.700 MHz, the 10 meter ham band, they are very likely to be tracked by ham operators and reported to the authorities. In USA, many CB truck drivers don’t heed freebander frequency caution; they often talk on 28.085 MHz (sometimes known as “high 19″) where they are easily tracked down by hams. Their trucking companies are often fined by FCC, and the drivers get fired. Most freeband operators look down upon that kind of carelessness.

Why Freeband
So, with all the issues surrounding it, why do people use freeband? Simple. It works. The frequencies are clear; free of the busy chatter and interference of normal CB channels. Freeband goes further than other common unlicensed radios like FRS, GMRS, or MURS. Freeband distance range is similar to ham radio 10 meter HF SSB. Freeband is compatible with the CB radios. The radios are widely available, inexpensive, ubiquitous, and easy to use.

Freeband Upper SideBand (USB) Gap Frequencies Between Normal CB Channels

Freeband Operating Methods
Freebanders usually use fake callsign numbers or letters to anonymize themselves. These are different callsigns than the ones they use on Normal CB Channels. If talking about locations they are usually vague or use informal code words known only to each other. Freeband users often are normal CB users who just want some of the long distance communication advantages of ham radio HF SSB, but without a license. Freebanders go in between or outside the normal CB channels to achieve long distance communication that would be nearly impossible on the normal 40 CB channels. Radios with expanded channels, Export CB Bands or a VFO feature with frequency display, can transmit above the CB band. Even a very old used SSB CB modified with expanded clarifier slider can tune slightly off frequency to the Drop Gap (LSB) or High Gap (USB) clear space between channels. To avoid detection, freebanders often transmit from vehicles instead of base stations. Long distance can be achieved by parking away from power lines on an isolated hilltop, side road, or open parking lot. By limiting conversations on the freeband channels to only what is necessary and avoiding long-winded chat or skip-talking, the detection footprint is minimized. Freebander groups usually have one or two frequencies they use as a “call channel” for initially making contact, and then select another frequency at random for continued conversation. They usually avoid talking about specific activities or using coarse language that might make them stand out. Instead, they try to blend in casually.

CB SSB Clarifer Unlock Modification

CB SSB Clarifer Unlock Modification

Freeband Radios for SHTF
Freeband-capable CB radios are well-suited to SHTF survival situations. The direct radio-to-radio distance range of freeband CB SSB is much greater than a ham VHF/UHF HT or MURS or FRS or GMRS. This is because 27MHz travels further than line-of-sight, due to ground wave that can extend the range over hills and valleys. A big advantage is that inconspicuous CB SSB radios modified for freeband look exactly like normal CB radios. With a good antenna, these radios can usually cover a wide range around a local town or county area. The radios run on 12 Volt DC, can be powered for many days on a car battery, and then recharged with solar or alternative energy. The addition of high power linear amplifiers to CB SSB can greatly extend the groundwave range. Military surplus manpack HF SSB radios can be used for freeband. Marine HF SSB radios can be modified for freeband, and some Aeronautical HF radios can work on freeband. Keep in mind that many of these radios are only capable of Upper SideBand, so USB is usually selected for SHTF survival HF freeband frequencies.

Here are some freeband frequency channel charts for various types of radios.

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Some possible freeband radios which have ‘extra channels’ in the 11 meter band 27 MHz.

AM/SSB or AM or AM/FM or AM/FM/SSB

ALBRECHT – model: AE-497

COBRA – model: 200 GTL DX

CONNEX – models: 3300, 3300 HP, 3300HP-ZX, 3300 PLUS, CX-3800, 4300 HP, 4300 HP 300, 4400, 4400 HP, 4600, Turbo, 4800 DXL, 4800 HPE, Deer Hunter, General Lee, General Washington, Saturn, CX 33TLM

DRAGON – model: SS-497

EAGLE – models: 2000, Saturn, 5000

GALAXY – models: 33HML, 44V, 45MP, 47, 48T, 55, 55V, 66V, 73V, 77, 77HML, 88HL, 93T, 94, 95T, 98, 99V, 919, 929, 959, 979, 2517, 2527, 2547, DX94HP, DX98VHP, Melaka, Saturn, Turbo, 29HP

GENERAL – General Jackson, Grant, Stonewall Jackson, Lee, Washington, A.P. Hill, Longstreet, Sherman

INTEK – model: Multicom-497

MAGNUM – models: 1012, 257, 357, 357DX, 457, Alpha force, Delta Force, Raptor, Mini, Omega Force,S3, S3RF, S6, S9,

MIRAGE – models: 33HP, 44, 88, 99, 2950, 2950EX, 2970, 6600, 88H/L, 9900, MX-36HP, Stealth

NORTH STAR – models: NS-3000, NS-9000

OMEGAFORCE – models: 45

PRESIDENT – models: Grant, J.F.K., Jackson, Lincoln, HR-2510, HR-2600

PRO STAR – model: 240, 400

RANGER / RCI – models: AR-3500, RCI-2900, RCI-2950, RCI-2950-DX, RCI-2970, RCI-2970-DX, RCI-2980-WX, RCI-2985-DX, RCI-2990,RCI-2995-DX, RCI-6300, RCI-6300 Turbo, RCI-6300F-25, RCI-6300F-150, RCI-6900, RCI-6900 Turbo, RCI-6900F-25, RCI-6900F-150, RG-99, Voyage VR-9000, RHF-618

STRYKER – model: 440

SUPERSTAR – model: 121, 122, 36, 3700, 3900, 3900HP, 3900 American Spirit, 3900 HP G, 3900 Gold, 3900GHPA, 3900GHPM, 4800, 4900, Grant

TEK – model: HR-3950

UNIDEN – models: HR-2510, HR-2600

VIRAGE – model: 3300, 3300 HP, VX-38, VX-39

Note: Most of these are either marketed as 10 meter ham radios, or banned for import into USA, or otherwise looked upon with disdain by do-gooders; so they may show up on auction sites, flea markets, non-mainstream cb places, cb websites, or under-the-counter at truck stops.

Additionally:
MOST HAM HF SSB RADIOS – with modifications, can be used on HF Freeband or CB Freeband.
MOST Military Surplus HF SSB manpacks – can be used on HF Freeband or CB Freeband.


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10 responses to “Survivalist SSB CB Freeband Channel Frequency List

  1. Good detailed information thanks.
    I keep only 5 HF frequencies to hand, CB Ch 9 and 19 (UK and EU) AM/FM, and 27.555 L/USB
    After all that’s hopefully where everyone will be calling on. Just a thought.
    Now what about a chuck up into the trees type aerial?

  2. KWP0626@GMAIL..NET

    Thank You for the info.
    -SODBUSTER

  3. Thank you

  4. Joel "Jo-Jo" Link

    I tried posting something here before… I wonder where it went…
    Anyways…
    I LOVE the info here. It is very helpful. There is one flaw though… USB is not any quieter than LSB. They are, in fact, the same (both SSB – Single Side Band), with just a different “half” of the signal filtered out, to save bandwidth and power. The reason USB is generally used here, is by unofficial international agreements… Where Lower Side Band is generally used on frequencies below 30 Meters (10 MHz), and USB is used above… This is definitely not law, or carved into stone anywhere, so you may find many exceptions to this rule.
    Otherwise, very well put together. I will pass this weblink far and wide!
    Thanx, and 73… Jo-Jo

  5. @ joel “Jo-Jo”,

    The CB freeband SSB operating situation is quite different from ham radio and other services.

    In 27 MHz freeband, both sidebands are used. There are reasons for preferring USB vs LSB for different purposes. Please see the notes about it in the article.

    There are also differences in statistical operating trends between USB and LSB, resulting in more or less interference due to co-channel, adjacent channel, and channel occupancy patterns. The information posted about SSB on RadioMaster Reports is accurate, especially with respect to Survivalist freeband CB.

  6. We like radio reports.

  7. Great info, just getting back into the cb again after 17 yrs out

  8. New to CB RADIO
    Need all the help I can get PLEASE!!

  9. Cherokee CB’s, even the portables, are as easy to modify as the 10M gear. However, nothing can be as easy to FREQ swap as the RCI-2950. Just move jumpers around, reset, you’re there. Still one of my favorite rigs in the USA / Canada.

  10. Channel Update:

    The skip has been excellent lately, every day.

    Discussions have been going on the air (mostly 27368 upper) between 2 different groups of prepper and survivalist freebanders.

    Several have voiced opinions toward a “unified survivalist/prepper freeband calling channel”. This new calling channel will be instead of the separate Prepper channel and Survivalist channels that have been the trend over the past several years.

    Another issue has been to solve a problem of the lack of unlocked clarifiers (sliders) on many newer “export radios”. Some freebanders just can’t get to the 27368 or 27378 freqs easily. But it seems that all the newer freeband radios can get +5 kHz and 0 kHz increments.

    The proposed channel is likely to be either 27390 USB or 27370 USB.

    A new article will be posted when there is agreement. Several of us have been monitoring 27390 USB recently, and it appears really good.

    Comments are welcome.

    -RadioMaster

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