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Call Sign : 26-CT-4242 Posts : 46 Times Thanked : 0 Join date : 2021-08-31 QTH or Location : Southampton U.K. Equipment Used : Nill at the moment. Age : 63
Subject: Just Memories Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:50 am
While i am sat here having a quiet pint, i thought i would just say I took a long walk yesterday and found myself looking for antennas instead of just walking and enjoying the scenery.
I know every body says "Back in the Day blah-blah-blah" well i keep'd remembering when the sky was littered with antennas. Well I only saw one. Two if you count seeing the same Antenna on the way back LOL!! No wonder it is quiet in my area.
I suppose Skype, Zoom, and mobile phones have now taken over.
Maybe if there were not so many idiots on CB's back then it would be going strong today.
Well i suppose now i have finished my pint and my pension will not allow another i had better go.
Before i do. Do you guys have any short stories to share ?
Call Sign : 26-CT-3971 / M7TDV Posts : 225 Times Thanked : 16 Join date : 2021-01-30 QTH or Location : Cirencester, Gloucestershire Equipment Used : SS6900N, Xiegu G90, DX-300 for SWL, all antennas home-made
Subject: Re: Just Memories Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:04 pm
Hey Martin, I do look around from time to time when out for walk for antennas. I don't see many locally. Two that I have done have been there for a very long time. One is a 1/2 wave silver rod on top of a small block of flats, I knew the owner back in the day, don't know if they are still around. That one's been up there 30 years and still looks pretty straight.
The other one is at an educational facility, it's a 5/8 with mini ground planes, but used for a radio paging service that uses 27MHz, not for CB. I know as I helped set it up almost as long ago as the 1/2 wave above. It didn't have that support half way up back in the day, so looks like someone has been trying to keep it going.
But anyways, short stories to share. I probably have loads, as will many others from back in the day. A short one which is just as funny now as it was back then, for me anyways, was to do with a friend's experience... We were both about 16 I would say, as none of were able to drive just yet. He spoke quite a bit with a lady in a village about 6 miles away. She came across like she was about 20ish years old, though none of us ever asked, and her saucy sounding handle kind of affirmed that image in our heads she was. She invited my friend over, and all excitedly he said yes, so we cycled there together.
In short when she opened the door she definitely wasn't 20 years old, and hadn't been for many many years.