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geoff.brooks.73
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Call Sign : 26-CT-4736
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Join date : 2023-01-07
QTH or Location : Reading berkshire
Equipment Used : Cobra,148 gtl dx
Age : 73

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PostSubject: Hi to all old timer giving it another go lol (Introduction)   Hi to all old timer giving it another go lol (Introduction) Icon_minitimeMon Jan 09, 2023 1:51 am

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Hi my name is Geoff i live in Reading Berkshire and have just returned to Cb after 40 odd yrs, I started on am in roughly 1979 till about 1983.I recently overheard a discussion "I'm quiet nosey"saying cb was making a comeback, so I thought I would find out for myself.
I managed to purchase a cobra 148 gtl dx mk2 at a very good price, having had a cobra in the 80s I hoped it was still as good as when I first owned one. I'm pleased to say it performs very well considering its age.
Thank you for letting me join this forum and i look forward to learning more on how things operate all these years later.

Rgds Geoff

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Alan Pilot
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Call Sign : 163-CT-220...MW7TTA
Posts : 2540
Times Thanked : 69
Join date : 2019-11-19
QTH or Location : Anglesey North Wales
Equipment Used : Yaesu FT-991A,,Yaesu FTDX-10,,Icom ic-7300,,Anytone AT-D878UV PLUS",,LINCOLN II+.
Age : 15

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PostSubject: Re: Hi to all old timer giving it another go lol (Introduction)   Hi to all old timer giving it another go lol (Introduction) Icon_minitimeMon Jan 09, 2023 5:25 am

Hi Geoff and welcome to CTdx.
A lot on here are old timers returned to the hobby.

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Call Sign : 26-CT-3228 / M7VIC
Posts : 5812
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Join date : 2019-11-10
QTH or Location : Bedford
Equipment Used : Various

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PostSubject: Re: Hi to all old timer giving it another go lol (Introduction)   Hi to all old timer giving it another go lol (Introduction) Icon_minitimeMon Jan 09, 2023 5:31 am

Hi Geoff and welcome aboard. 


There's a lot of "old timers" here who were away from radio for a number of decades but finally managed to find their away back into it so you're in good company. Hi to all old timer giving it another go lol (Introduction) 1f44d 

Well done with the Cobra rig and glad you're getting on with it, a good sidebander is still the way to go. 

CB is always making a 'comeback' and more often than not complaints abound of how it has died but I suppose it depends on your point of view really. The licence requirements were dropped quite some years ago now, (like anyone actually bothered Wink ) so it's all licence free nowadays with both the UK FM frequencies to hand as well as the EU/CEPT (USA standard or mid band) which includes AM and SSB use. All good stuff.

Freeband  frequencies (such as the old triple 5 or 27.555MHz) are still technically illegal to use but as ever often full of international CQ calls when propagation conditions are favourable. 

There are some great individuals that run some good Nets so always worth having a scan about those bands to see who you can hear and worth checking out the 'Nets' section of the forum for schedules.

In my own area the frequencies are a bit quieter as far as local copies go but my first summer of DX a few years ago saw me lapping it up and after all these years I finally grabbed my ticket for those extra frequencies too. Wink


If you were an original DX'er you'll find it's all still the same and I hope you enjoy it all much as you would have back in the day. 
(We're ramping up a nice solar cycle so great for those of us re-living it all.)


All the best,
Victor

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Call Sign : 26-CT-4736
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Join date : 2023-01-07
QTH or Location : Reading berkshire
Equipment Used : Cobra,148 gtl dx
Age : 73

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PostSubject: Re: Hi to all old timer giving it another go lol (Introduction)   Hi to all old timer giving it another go lol (Introduction) Icon_minitimeMon Jan 09, 2023 10:16 am

Thank you for the welcome chaps I don't have many stations round my area but now and again getting good clear stations from abroad, I think I have applied for a call sign how long roughly does it take to get one, im in no rush just curious also do I get it via email ?

Cheers Geoff

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PostSubject: Re: Hi to all old timer giving it another go lol (Introduction)   Hi to all old timer giving it another go lol (Introduction) Icon_minitimeMon Jan 09, 2023 2:27 pm

You've obviously missed it Geoff but I issued your call sign as quickly as I was able to. See link below :-

https://charlietangodxgroup.forumotion.com/t5125-lost-thread-callsign-request-issued#41486


73,
Victor
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Call Sign : 26-CT-3239 , Jolly Roger 272, 26-TG-987 , 26-RB-060 , 26-CO-3239
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Join date : 2019-09-30
QTH or Location : SW London
Equipment Used : Icom IC 7610, Stryker sr955hpc, Colt Excalibur SSB, President GrantII JacksonII McKinley EU, CRTSS6900N,CRTSS9900, KPO DX5000 Plus, 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, Heil pro micro headset, KPO NM532-KPO NM452- Astatic 575M6 Astatic D104 Silver Eagle, Delta M2 , UR6QW 8 Band eq, Uniden and AOR scanner
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PostSubject: Re: Hi to all old timer giving it another go lol (Introduction)   Hi to all old timer giving it another go lol (Introduction) Icon_minitimeTue Jan 10, 2023 7:34 am

Hi Geoff, welcome to the CTDX Group 
73s 
Steve.
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Equipment Used : Cobra,148 gtl dx
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Thank you Steve I'm just doing a lot of reading at the moment and finding it very interesting and informative

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