Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Welcome to the Charlie Tango DX Group. The home of ALL things Radio - CB, 11m DX, Amateur, PMR446, PLD, Network and Data. We welcome all radio enthusiasts of all knowledge levels. Join today and claim your own unique World Famous CT Call-sign
Latest Buxton 2021 News fingers crossed this years bash may take place so watch this space
Yes ch 6 I believe ,real dueling banjo Country LOL . Still going strong and heard them many times last year particulary in November ( infact every other AM channel had Americans on it on some days in that month as the F2 prop was so good ) . A good indicator to see if TENS open to the USA and I had good contacts calling CQ on TEN after hearing the Superbowl although most of what they say on ch 6 is below that of a five year old .Some big antennas and amps used , if its not just the latter then they will hear even low powered UK etc stations . Just a channel to see who can drown out other stations and hold the frequency whilst mostly talking b@ll@cks.
Yup, 27.025MHz - channel 6.......the best and probably only propagation 'tool' available to CB'ers back in the day!
It's history is probably lost in the mists of time or twisted to personal belief. (Clubs and individuals claiming they first 'started' it.)
Why do 'lads' meet up the local car park burning out tyres? The chanting songs amongst football fans? Playing the 'big I am' in front of mates or the opposite sex?
Gawd knows? Bravado? High jinks? A bit of fun?
Years ago I could shout out "19 for a Roger" on the CB and be barraged with calls of "Roger!" or a plethora of roger-bleeps!
I don't suppose it started off much differently, a bit of 'fun' and who's the 'bigger' or more 'powerful' station.
I've heard all sorts of stories as to why particularly channel 6 is used, they either p*ssed too many people off elsewhere or the best I heard was that it all started in 1972....the year of Superbowl VI. Who knows for sure? (Perhaps one of our Stateside members could enlighten us?)
All I know is that the Italians on the 555 or 'Olgas' on mids, (Cyrillic countries or Polish female taxi radio controllers), meant a bit of radio propagation into Europe. But the moment you picked up those 'big guns' coming in from the USA then there might be some good conditions coming in State-side. (Often on solar cycle peaks.) You'll obviously hear the more powerful stations first.
The 'Hola-Hola, Coca-Cola' Italians on triple 5 are still there, the 'Olgas' have all but disappeared and if you've never heard the 'Superbowl' before you'll be in for a treat on this upcoming solar cycle.
Just don't bother trying to call back on 6, flick around the other channels and bag yourself a USA DX.
If you've got a Ham licence it might be worth checking 10m too!
Well, that was fun Paddy! Either I'm chatting out of my ass with a "Yes, I remember it well...." song, or the dementia hasn't kicked in yet!
A bit more CB history can be found on the following site :-
It's about the best recollected history I've ever come across.....but perhaps they've lost the plot as much as me.
Call Sign : 26-CT-3228 Ham M7VIC Posts : 1932 Times Thanked : 115 Join date : 2019-11-10 QTH or Location : Bedford Equipment Used : Various
Subject: Re: Newbie Question Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:25 am
That video is about the cleanest/clearest Ch.6 Stateside contact I've ever heard. Not the typical Superbowl I've heard before. Always makes me snigger when a UK breaker suddenly breaks into the 'Smokey & The Bandit' speech/accent!
Good idea bookmarking that link Paddy, it is a bit of a long but interesting read. If you get the chance go to his homepage too, loads of other info there as well.