CB radios have seen a decline in popularity since their peak in the 1970s, with the advent of cellular phones and other forms of wireless communication. However, there are some indications that CB radios may be making a resurgence in recent years.
One reason for this is that CB radios are still useful in certain situations where other forms of communication may not be available. For example, during natural disasters or power outages, CB radios can be used to communicate when other forms of communication are down. Additionally, some people are drawn to the nostalgia and community aspect of CB radios, which can be an appealing aspect of the technology.
Some niche communities, such as truckers and off-road enthusiasts, still use CB radios as they provide them a way to communicate while on the road, where cellular phone signal may be weak or non-existent, and they also use them as a way to communicate with other drivers, provide information and warn them about road conditions and other hazards.
However, it is important to note that while there may be some resurgence in interest and usage, it is unlikely that CB radios will ever return to the level of popularity they enjoyed in the 1970s. With the advancements in technology and the convenience of other forms of communication, CB radios will likely remain a niche product.