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Call Sign : 26-CT-3461 Posts : 3 Times Thanked : 1 Join date : 2020-04-11 QTH or Location : Portishead Equipment Used : kenwood TS 440S Age : 55
Subject: Lock Down and back to the air after 37 years Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:02 pm
Hi all, been working from home for last 3 weeks and thought why not have another look at CB and Side Banding after 37 years OFF
Got myself a Kenwood TS 44-TS off Face Book today and unlocked the CB band, temp put up a half wave ANT and SWR it (still after all this time not forgotten how to do it)
Had 3 quick chats just on FM CB FREQ and looking to have some side band fun
If anyone can give me some advice on where to find some like minded people on side band to test my new setup with please let me know ?
GaryWilson CT Directors
Call Sign : 26-CT-1836 Ham 2E0GGQ Posts : 4018 Times Thanked : 335 Join date : 2019-06-27 QTH or Location : Braunston Northamptonshire. Equipment Used : Radios & Wires & Stuff! Age : 59
Subject: Re: Lock Down and back to the air after 37 years Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:40 pm
Hello Travis, welcome to the forum.
StevieG Major contributor
Call Sign : 26-CT-3239 , Jolly Roger 272, 26-TG-987 , 26-RB-060 , 26-CO-3239 Posts : 2522 Times Thanked : 120 Join date : 2019-09-30 QTH or Location : SW London Equipment Used : Icom IC 7610, Stryker sr955hpc, Colt Excalibur SSB, President GrantII JacksonII McKinley EU, CRTSS6900N,CRTSS9900, KPO DX5000 Plus, Cobra 148 GTL-DX MK2, Cobra 2000 GTL, Zetagi B550p, Bremi BRL200, RM KL200P, KL203P, KL703, Sirio 4000, Sirio 3000 Bull, Stryker SR-A10, Antron99 Fire up , Hawkins Thunderbolt SSD58+ , Sirio 827, Heil pro micro headset, KPO NM532-KPO NM452- Astatic 575M6 Astatic D104 Silver Eagle, Delta M2 , UR6QW 8 Band eq, Uniden and AOR scanner Age : 62
Subject: Re: Lock Down and back to the air after 37 years Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:53 am
Hi Travis, welcome to the CTDX group 73s Steve.
Call Sign : M1TCH Posts : 72 Times Thanked : 8 Join date : 2020-01-02 QTH or Location : Leicester Equipment Used : Yaesu FT-857D, Diamond V2000, Major 3000, President Jackson Mk1, Lafayette AFS-1005, K40 mic, KL203, B550P and Sirio GPE 27 ⅝λ.
Subject: Re: Lock Down and back to the air after 37 years Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:44 pm
... If anyone can give me some advice on where to find some like minded people on side band to test my new setup with please let me know ? ...
Welcome to the forum Travis.
You could try 27.555 USB for the dx calling channel, and have a listen either side for conversations. It will be a bit quieter now than 30 odd years ago though, CB's gone out of fashion these days. Good luck with the hobby.
John123 CT Directors
Call Sign : 26CT763 Posts : 3789 Times Thanked : 137 Join date : 2019-06-27 QTH or Location : Manchester Equipment Used : Optima, Superstar 360fm, Stalker 9fdx, President Jack Age : 49
Subject: Re: Lock Down and back to the air after 37 years Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:18 pm
Hello and welcome, Travis.
26TC62 Senior contributor
Call Sign : 26TC62, 26CT2817 Posts : 141 Times Thanked : 29 Join date : 2019-06-27 QTH or Location : Portsmouth Equipment Used : Yaesu 891, 10m pole, wire 5/8, T2LT
Subject: Re: Lock Down and back to the air after 37 years Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:03 am
There's a reasonable level of activity around your way and across in South Wales on FM still. Solar conditions are just starting to stir and DX propagation on SSB isn't great yet. It is mainly the southern Europeans who are getting the best of it and we up north will have to wait. But we are coming into Sporadic E season and there have been 3 or 4 openings of one sort or another in the last week.
27555 is still the calling frequency on SSB. Now SSB is legal on the Mid block there are various nets around the country using it as well - Ch 39/27395 on a Thursday night probably being the biggest in the south when people can get up on hills again.
Subject: Re: Lock Down and back to the air after 37 years