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PostSubject: Re: CB/Amature radios users?   CB/Amature radios users? - Page 5 Icon_minitimeSun May 24, 2020 8:20 am

Hi Sam,

Yes mate I get out in to Kent really well there used to be a little gang on the mids chanel 28 but it's fizzled out over the last couple of years. There was a chap in West Kingsdown that was a regular as well Colin I think? and John in Beckenham who was always on. My pal and I were on chanel 2 on the mids yesterday for over an hour I'm surprised no one QSK'd but I guess Saturday PM not many people would be about.

We've been discussing the shout box Sam the one on here is not so good. I think there are ways of improving it but none of us are sure how to do it. The site is still a work in progress. The old shout box was perfect for letting people know you were going to be active.

Yep I'm up for a sked Sam my half wave vertical is down at the moment but I can put up a T2LT in very little time. Perhaps we could catch up in the week I have a few non radio duties to get out the way today courtesy of Mrs W. Very Happy

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I heard you yesterday but was busy in my workshop,both of you was 5/5 clear as day..

Im also busy today but i call on mids ch 25 fm thru the parrot repeater when possible...great fun

All gone a bit off topic but hey isnt that the norm here hi hi

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I heard you yesterday but was busy in my workshop,both of you was 5/5 clear as day..

Im also busy today but i call on mids ch 25 fm thru the parrot repeater when possible...great fun

All gone a bit off topic but hey isnt that the norm here hi hi

73 for now

Nice one Sam, I was using my Grant 2 with 4 watts into the Wilson 1000 on the car so that's not bad going!!!

I'll defiantly give you a shout in the week buddy. Very Happy

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Yeah  Gary ,Jake is lucky where he lives one of if not the highest point in North London  , Yes agree Sam the shoutbox should be used more like we use to TBH that's how we all found out about things going on now at the time and to find out who's  on we all have to arrange something

Yes absolutely Martin. I'll have another look at the options we have for improving it and will definitely get up that hill to try and catch you on the wireless mate. Very Happy

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Well, I remember getting a licence from the old Radiocommunications Agency for CB back in the late 1990's as a teenager. £15 or so I think.
Pointless, as was the UKFM radio.  
The waves were dead, with the exception of some distant men who just used to swear about various ills and ailments.  
(I think the Foundation ham licence was just being considered back then, and there was a war within the RSGB about the 12 wpm CW exam being dropped for full tickets.....).

Anyhow, lets just say that my radio went into the bin very quickly. (Keep in mind that these were the days before good internet coms, and mobile phones were not in big fashion either, so my life went "off-air" at this point).

Fast forward to today, and after watching Fred in the Shed's videos and seeing that AM and SSB were now legal, plus the RA had given way to OfCom, who are not fussed about crunching down on 11 metres, (see some proof:  https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/illegal_use_of_linear_amplifiers), I decided to give this hobby another go.

The d*ckheads are apparently still left behind on UKFM (let them stay there and die there).
The rest of us are now free to learn about antennas and power and make DX contacts. This has become a genuine tech hobby with room to explore and experiment - which is now attracting hams over onto the freedom of 11 metres.

My summary, as a young bloke who came, went, then came back:

Licensed days: utter crap, with £15 bits of paper that fixed / solved / achieved nothing.

Unlicensed days: The world is within reach, fun, great people, groups like this self-regulating (I imagine how the RSGB started) and no stuffy government departments with their rules, charges and closet 'ideas' (like the UKFM channel designation, cutting us off for best part of 40 years).

You don't need to be a mechanic to get a driving licence. You learn as you grow into it.
Same as radio. It just needs us - the better breed of 11 metre users  cheers

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"The d*ckheads are apparently still left behind on UKFM"
They are still on ssb as well.

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yes we have a few on the cb that play music and use only one channel ,but just because you are a ham does not make you a better person, I am a ham and seen a listened to so right know it all and a lot worse so you hams have to sort there own hobby out, but is its all ways the same can not or will not , but I like cb all ways but not ham I do my own thing, and this does there heads in you must follow and pass your next exam you must not do toy radio now that was it I give all my ham gear away to a good friend, I get more fun out of the cb and pmr and I am a pirate from day one and will all ways be one, and my first love is the cb and will all ways be

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Hi all I just joined Charlie tango I got a crt ss6900 yes it's a ham radio but I had it programmed to cb bands and I'm bin wateing for a a call sign but as am on cb is it option to have a call sign I bin wateing Sean yesterday. But as this covid problem I'm willing to wate for it.

Cheers guys and girls

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I am a ham and a cb user to ,just find it very boring so i no longer use the ham side was told take test as i did and found all the ch19 lot but ham lot exists, and some times worse so not so Rosie on the ham side, cb is my first love and all ways will be but they do not mix, and i never want to mix but they look down on us or every cb user, that will never change and will never mix, but my self been a ham is no use me, but i am a cb operator is were i am now, and the ham hold nothing for me

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Hi Stephen yeah I was in to ham that was long time ago I went to all the classis but when it came to pen to paper it was ok but when it came to viscall side it wasn't good becus I'm not good at solding. Then I was getting bored and just listening to people on and that's it. That went I fort I get back to cb bands so I got a crt ss6900 and program it the cb only but just wateing now for my call sign now.

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Same boring argument (us and them ).Anyone use spell check any more.

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Markone wrote:
Same boring argument (us and them ).Anyone use spell check any more.
Razz Razz Razz  The difference is, On the ham bands, there are some "holier than thou" twats! Not saying all of them, but just some. Smile .
Its just radio.......

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God old CB radio, when conditions are at their best, you can enjoy listening to idiots drop music carriers, non stop name calling, threats of violence and if you manage to find someone to QSY there's always some numb nut who'll follow you both there to make sure you don't miss out on the music,  name calling and other disruptive behaviour.
Basically CB is a place where anonymity gives grown men the opportunity to truly come out of their shells and let the world know how stupid and immature they really are.

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Victor your waffle award is at risk lol.

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yup :thumbsup: all the idiots are on the ham bands. Let’s keep it that way. :thumbsup::laughing:Northern Crusader wrote:
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With free CB there were now "two play pens" so I guess on the whole the amateurs were happy, the CBers were happy and now I think it is fairly safe to say the CBers/freebanders do not enter and upset the amateur play pen because they may get beaten up.  Meanwhile many amateurs over the years have entered the CB/freebanding play pen and in doing so have brought knowledge and technical experience which has been welcomed by most.  

When you listen to CB/freebanding these days the operatives, quest for knowledge, getting that DX contact on limited power, etc. is a far cry from the "OLD" CB days.

This a million times. It's literally the best of all worlds. It's much easier to avoid the dickheads too because it would seem they only ever buy radios with a single channel, Ch19 UKFM. Keep away from that and all is good with the world.

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Just get radio and use it.

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