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PostSubject: Newbie Question   Newbie Question Icon_minitimeWed Apr 28, 2021 10:42 am

Something I keep hearing since starting out in Radio is The “Super Bowl” I’m pretty sure it’s not that Rugby match played in quilted padding (Sorry to our American cousins).

So what actually is it please?

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Question   Newbie Question Icon_minitimeWed Apr 28, 2021 11:48 am

Not 100% but wasn't it on 27.025AM.
Big USA group i think with mega power.
Victor will put us right shortly.

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Question   Newbie Question Icon_minitimeWed Apr 28, 2021 12:25 pm

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 Laughing .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.

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Question   Newbie Question Icon_minitimeWed Apr 28, 2021 2:19 pm

Ahaha, cheers guys I thought it was something like that, I just haven’t heard it. YET!

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Question   Newbie Question Icon_minitimeWed Apr 28, 2021 6:47 pm

Yup, 27.025MHz - channel 6.......the best and probably only propagation 'tool' available to CB'ers back in the day! Wink

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! Very Happy

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. Smile


Just don't bother trying to call back on 6, flick around the other channels and bag yourself a USA DX.  Newbie Question 1f44d 

If you've got a Ham licence it might be worth checking 10m too!



Well, that was fun Paddy! Smile
Either I'm chatting out of my ass with a "Yes, I remember it well...." song, or the dementia hasn't kicked in yet! Very Happy

A bit more CB history can be found on the following site :-

https://ukspec.tripod.com/rf/cb/

It's about the best recollected history I've ever come across.....but perhaps they've lost the plot as much as me. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Question   Newbie Question Icon_minitimeWed Apr 28, 2021 7:23 pm

I still use the 'Super Bowl' as a prop indicator to this day.👍 Waste of time trying to get back to the Super Bowlers though. They are all running mega power, as people have mentioned.

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Question   Newbie Question Icon_minitimeWed Apr 28, 2021 8:08 pm

John123 wrote:
I still use the 'Super Bowl' as a prop indicator to this day.👍 Waste of time trying to get back to the Super Bowlers though. They are all running mega power, as people have mentioned.

But then, just very occasionally, the impossible happens...



No harm giving them a quick try  Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Question   Newbie Question Icon_minitimeWed Apr 28, 2021 11:40 pm

Well done, Neal.👍😎 I have worked 2 div on AM, but never on the Super Bowl. Great to hear them coming in on your video-gate.😎

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Question   Newbie Question Icon_minitimeThu Apr 29, 2021 2:29 am

Ohh no, no, that's not me. Sorry if my wording made it sound like that. Just a clip I came across recently that I thought was fitting to share on this topic.

There are quite a few, some quite funny videos on utube of the super bowle.

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Question   Newbie Question Icon_minitimeThu Apr 29, 2021 6:00 am

Wow 5 Watts, thanks for the video. 

Victor thanks for the information and link brilliant stuff.

Edit: Loving the link Victor, have bookmarked as I’ll be late for work, lol.

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Question   Newbie Question Icon_minitimeThu 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! Very Happy


Good idea bookmarking that link Paddy, it is a bit of a long but interesting read. Smile
If you get the chance go to his homepage too, loads of other info there as well.

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PostSubject: Re: Newbie Question   Newbie Question Icon_minitimeThu Apr 29, 2021 7:15 pm

There are certainly some characters on there, Victor.😁

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OMG ,laughing and crying at the same time. Laughing Sad
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