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Call Sign : 2-CT-172 noahtoo Posts : 14 Times Thanked : 1 Join date : 2020-10-01 QTH or Location : Meeker, Colorado, USA Equipment Used : Royce 23 channel CB radio Age : 76
Subject: Busiest channels? Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:34 pm
In your location, which channels have the most traffic? Just curious. So far here I find most traffic on Channel 6 and 19.
Paddy CT Directors
Call Sign : 26CT2727 Posts : 656 Times Thanked : 54 Join date : 2019-07-08 QTH or Location : Stockport Equipment Used : Icom 7300. Icom 705, Yaesu FTM400XD and a Yaesu FT70. Age : 58
Subject: Re: Busiest channels? Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:04 pm
On Manchester U.K. 19 is by far the busiest, then you get people moving to 17 from 19 for a 121 chat then back to 19. Other than those on 19 there is rare traffic on the other channels.
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TJS 26CT3029 Contributor
Call Sign : 26-CT-3029 Posts : 74 Times Thanked : 6 Join date : 2019-11-29 QTH or Location : Dudley Equipment Used : CTR SS6900 cobra 29 ltd st Fidelity CB 3000FM Ham international multimode 2 Imax 2000 Age : 46
Subject: Re: Busiest channels? Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:45 pm
Same as Paddy But in dudley lots more new people i don't go on FM much i put it on just for background noise lots of new voices
108CT1642 New Member
Posts : 5 Times Thanked : 0 Join date : 2021-01-28 QTH or Location : Port Glasgow Equipment Used : President Jackson, SS 3900, Sirio 3 ele beam and T2LT
Subject: Re: Busiest channels? Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:50 am
14 & 19 are equally busy every day in the West of Scotland.
Posts : 60 Times Thanked : 1 Join date : 2020-05-15 QTH or Location : North east scotland. Equipment Used : Stryker 955/Gainmaster .AnyTone778V/U(crap dont buy one!), icom 7300.
Subject: Re: Busiest channels? Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:31 am
Only truckers where i live and no need for them to shift channels as they are the only regular users of cb around my neck oh the woods .I know a few of them and have a rag chew now and again. The pipe and slipper gang vhf/dmr hams all talk about whats wrong with them and how hf is dead "which its not". I am of an age where i can remember the days when cb was booming all over the country and its was great but things move on and they were good memories i just wish more folks up here would embrace cb again .
Call Sign : 26 CT050 26 FB080 26 WT105 26 TE171 Posts : 948 Times Thanked : 51 Join date : 2019-06-27 QTH or Location : NORTH LONDON Equipment Used : ORIGINAL President Lincoln, President Teddy , Silver Eagle microphones , Gainmaster antenna, use a AMP ofcourse I do sometimes Age : 65
Subject: Re: Busiest channels? Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:33 am
I can remember those time too of pack out channels, even before in the illegal days in the 70s it was like it , but it seems it's dead everywhere even down here in built up London , you can switch on the radio and go through all the UKFM channels and its silent not even any of the Ch19 Muppets who like to block it out with there bull5hit, on the mids you might get a bit of Euro stuff on FM but very seldom AM mids totally dead which is a shame because right back from the 70s we wanted that legalised and no body uses it and apart from a regular little informal net on SSB mids every day on 27305 usb which even that is dying out ,a couple of times I've sat in my shack for hours and heard nothing even scanning from 25mhz to 30mhz there is nothing on the radio.
John123 CT Directors
Call Sign : 26CT763 Posts : 3654 Times Thanked : 130 Join date : 2019-06-27 QTH or Location : Manchester Equipment Used : Optima, Superstar 360fm, Stalker 9fdx, President Jack Age : 49
Subject: Re: Busiest channels? Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:35 pm
Like most place in Britain, the most frequently used channels/frequencies in this area are ch19 on UK27/81 and ch12 high- band (27.555 usb).
KP441 New Member
Call Sign : KP441 Posts : 28 Times Thanked : 0 Join date : 2020-11-27 QTH or Location : Near Horsham Equipment Used : lincoln & 3 element yagi, antron 99.
Subject: Re: Busiest channels? Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:03 pm
On UK FM here only19 and then only evenings. I don't hear anything on the rest of the UK FM and people sit on 19 without moving clearly using big boots. So even if anyone distant called on 19 you probably wouldn't hear them. From high ground do also hear CH 38 in use, I think it's the Southampton net but I can't hear it from homebase. It is certainly a lot quieter than it used to be, back in the day when 19 was always busy and set channels were in use by monitors. Before sat navs you would hear Southampton Monitors all day long locally over there giving directions to various Dock Gates etc.
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melvin14 New Member
Call Sign : 26-CT-3588 Posts : 2 Times Thanked : 0 Join date : 2020-05-24 QTH or Location : Earl Shilton , Leics Equipment Used : SS7900
Subject: Re: Busiest channels? Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:58 pm
Here in the Hinckley / Leicester area channels 33 and 40 are in use most days . there is also activity on a few other channels in the 30's . 40m and 80m are usually busy on HF .
Markone234 New Member
Call Sign : 26-CT-3947 Posts : 14 Times Thanked : 0 Join date : 2021-01-13 QTH or Location : Fourmarks Hampshire Equipment Used : CRT Xenon Baofeng CRT 6900 Age : 64
Subject: Re: Busiest channels? Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:49 pm