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Call Sign : 26-CT-3732
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Join date : 2020-07-12
QTH or Location : Stone, Staffordshire
Equipment Used : President Lincoln MKII V3

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PostSubject: Returning to CB, again... (Issued)   Returning to CB, again... (Issued) Icon_minitimeSun Jul 19, 2020 8:31 am

Started out in late 70s at school with one of them little American crystal controlled Walkie Talkie CBs. Might of been two channel. Put a dipole up outside my bedroom window. Back then it was impossible not to get a copy so that led to bigger antenna and radios via all my new buddies. Proper crazy years. Liked to play and buy old military gear from Thackers Cheslyn Hay. Tank dipole were popular from there.
Spent a lot of time around the CB shops West Mids and meetings at the truck stops plus some clubs of the time.
Last time was on air in UK was back in 2006 with Delta Force Magnum and Icom big hf thingy radio.
Used to buy broken rigs and fix em up which was fun.
Anyway 9 years in China and back UK 2015, bought some baofengs for PMR and listening to Coastal chatter.
Moved back here to Stone, Staffs and now setting up Lincoln.
Just knocked up a box to easily drop the rig in and out of car, going to fit in car today on gearbox tunnel.
Got one of them short antenna with the rings for driving about with and red devil thing with big whip for parking up and try some DX. So i requesting a CT call sign so i feel like i know what I'm doing when i catch some skip.
Pat aka MrTang.
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PostSubject: Re: Returning to CB, again... (Issued)   Returning to CB, again... (Issued) Icon_minitimeSun Jul 19, 2020 9:08 am

Hi Pat,

Welcome to the Charlie Tango DX group.

I'm sure our resident all round nice guy Mr Gary Wilson will be along to issue you a call sign soon.
(He's usually issuing callsigns everyday! Unsung hero he is Smile)
 
Sounds like you have an interesting background and you dove straight in the forum offering information and help. Great stuff!

Enjoy.

All the best,
Victor

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PostSubject: Re: Returning to CB, again... (Issued)   Returning to CB, again... (Issued) Icon_minitimeSun Jul 19, 2020 9:24 am

Thanks Victor, appreciate the welcome. No rush on call sign. Waiting on VNA to arrive so can check out my antenna, not happy with SWR on my new antennas. Seems they prefer 10 meters rather than 11 meter, but i have a cunning plan for them. 😇

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Equipment Used : Radios & Wires & Stuff!
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PostSubject: Re: Returning to CB, again... (Issued)   Returning to CB, again... (Issued) Icon_minitimeSun Jul 19, 2020 11:33 am

Hello Pat, welcome to the forum.

I am delighted to allocate you 26-CT-3732 may you have good luck with it.

73's Gary.

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PostSubject: Re: Returning to CB, again... (Issued)   Returning to CB, again... (Issued) Icon_minitimeSun Jul 19, 2020 12:10 pm

Thank you sir.
Skip was up this morning.
Heard CT 3159 ASH blasting into Europe.

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Equipment Used : Optima, Superstar 360fm, Stalker 9fdx, President Jack
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PostSubject: Re: Returning to CB, again... (Issued)   Returning to CB, again... (Issued) Icon_minitimeSun Jul 19, 2020 12:20 pm

Hello and welcome, Pat.

73s John.

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Call Sign : 26-CT-3239 , 26-TG-987 , 26-RB-060 , 26-CO-3239
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Equipment Used : Stryker sr955hpc, Colt Excalibur SSB, President GrantII JacksonII McKinley EU, CRTSS6900N,CRTSS9900, 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, KPO NM532-KPO NM452- Astatic 575M6 Astatic D104 Silver Eagle, , Uniden and AOR scanner
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Hi Pat, welcome to the CTDX group 
73s
Steve.
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