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Join date : 2021-02-03
QTH or Location : Reading
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PostSubject: Greetings !!! (Issued)   Greetings !!! (Issued) Icon_minitimeWed Feb 03, 2021 8:42 pm

Evening all Smile

Not sure where to start - so I better keep it brief...

Was 50 in January 2021 - oh what an age !!

Between about 12 and 18 I was into CB radio big time. In the early days it started with a family friend bringing two AM " Walkies talkies" back from the US for an Xmas present. Little did we know at the time they were CB hand held radios. After Xmas started using them with my best school friend John, and we were somewhat confused by the chatter. " 14 14 for a coffee". In those first few weeks we could not understand what coffee had to do with these little devices - but then we did  Smile



Slowly we both moved up the scale to rigs - John's was much better than mine, great big stick on the roof no less.  This was at the time where AM was not legal, and the move to FM was on the way. 



Towards the end of my time with CB (at the time) I had a mobile rig and loads of us used to drive around talking all night. One night, on my own, with a burner (ahem) ....  I was Dxing late at night on  "Coombe Hill" (look it up if you do not know where I am going with this). It was about 0030 in the morning and the blue flashing lights showed up. They had a good look around my car (a Mk 1 Golf) and then said I best be on my way - I went home. And then my CB days were done.

So I get to 5o and think back to those days - and all of a sudden it all comes back. So here I am.



"Hamlet" was my handle at the time - so I reserve it now  lol



I have some stuff on order - probably for another post, but the antennae is a Sirio Gainmaster which I am quite excited about.



More so because I have also started the foundation HAM course. Totally plan to use CB, but I would like to know more of the technical stuff, and my errr kit will to  10m and more....



So once I pass (hopefully) I can explore 10m and other areas.

So that is the news so far.



Finally Very Happy  Would most appreciate a CT DX call sign to use in the coming days.


cheers


Mark

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Hi Mark,

Welcome to Charlie Tango.


Great intro, always good to reminisce about our early radio days and CB played a big part for a lot of us.
May I wish you the very best for your Foundations studies. There's quite a few members here passed our Foundation within the last year myself included and enjoying adding the Ham bands to our repertoire.

Our Mr Gary Wilson who issues callsigns is usually about most days so you shouldn't have to wait too long.


All the best,
Victor

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QTH or Location : Fourmarks Hampshire
Equipment Used : CRT Xenon Baofeng CRT 6900
Age : 62

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Hi Mark
Hope to catch you on line when im around your way.

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Call Sign : 26CT763
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QTH or Location : Manchester
Equipment Used : Optima, Superstar 360fm, Stalker 9fdx, President Jack
Age : 47

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings !!! (Issued)   Greetings !!! (Issued) Icon_minitimeWed Feb 03, 2021 11:30 pm

Hello and welcome, Mark.

Great intro.👍

73s John.

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Call Sign : 26-CT-3239 , 26-TG-987 , 26-RB-060 , 26-CO-3239
Posts : 1710
Times Thanked : 86
Join date : 2019-09-30
QTH or Location : SW London
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
Age : 60

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Hi Mark, welcome to the CTDX group 
73s
Steve.

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Call Sign : 26-CT-1836 Ham 2E0GGQ
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Equipment Used : Radios & Wires & Stuff!
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Hello Mark, great intro! Welcome to the forum.

I am delighted to allocate you 26-CT-3975 may you have good luck with it.

73's Gary.

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Thanks Gary - and all those that responded. Clearly a friendly place. 

Gear post on the way once installed  Smile 

Mark

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Equipment Used : Icom 7300. Icom 705, Yaesu FTM400XD and a Yaesu FT70.
Age : 56

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings !!! (Issued)   Greetings !!! (Issued) Icon_minitimeFri Feb 05, 2021 2:34 pm

Hi Mark, welcome to the group and as the others have said what a great intro. Welcome back and good luck with the Foundation. This hobby is huge in the sense of avenues you can go down. Four years on and I’ve only scratched the surface.

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Call Sign : 56-CT-004
Posts : 258
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Join date : 2019-08-23
QTH or Location : TUUSLA- FINLAND
Equipment Used : ft-450d-mc kinley - cobra 19dxeu- lincoln+2 - superstar lord - grant 2 - tti hand held- alan42- crt mike cb - zodiac 68 hunting radio hand held- and few PMR 2

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Hello and hope you get set up soon and all working  well
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