- Aug 1, 2008
Why don't you self appointed stuffed shirts Cruise Ebay some more, I'm sure there are some Radios and Amps that need your attention...
Well said. 80m is overflowing with self-righteous, glorified CB'ers who ooze filth. 20 and 40 are often just as raunchy.Considering I am on 80 meters quite often and hear the most foul language, sickos talking trash. Behavior that is only rivaled by the worst CB'er I find your critique rather suspect.
... I have a group here who bounce from 28.365 USB to 27.365 LSB all day long with the same radios...
the imbeciles on 27.365/28.365...are not Hams, they are scum hypocrites...
Why waste your 706 on 11 meters?
Many use it as a stepping stone to Obtaining their Ticket.
A friend of mine another trucker said he has one in each of his trucks and has had them in for about ten years .He is not one of the AS_ _ _ _ _ _ he talks on SSB but most of the time on 17 or 19 and stays on 9 when he is at home. I asked him what mic he has and he said he bought a mic adapter off E-BAY so he can run any 4 pin mic and does use a DM 452 Echo/Talk back, I do have to say it is a clean sound set of radios he has. Has anyone out there tried to add TALK BACK and use a ECHO MIC on one of these?
Ahhh, a breath of fresh air.I would only tell the person to use that rig with human decency and professionalism. And I would invite him to get his ticket so we can have some real people again on the Amateur bands and not the stuffy old men who think their fecal matter smells like fresh cut roses.
Um, isn't channel 9 reserved for emergency use only???
In the 1960s, the service was popular for small trade businesses (e.g., electricians, plumbers, carpenters) and transportation services (e.g., taxi and trucking firms). "10 codes" originally used in the public service (e.g., police, fire, ambulance) and land mobile service were used for short acknowledgments. With the advancement of solid state technology (transistors replacing tubes) in the 1970s, the weight, size, and cost of the radios decreased. US truckers were at the head of the boom. Many CB clubs were formed, and a special CB slang language evolved. The prominent use of CB radios in mid- and late-1970s films (see list below), television shows such as The Dukes of Hazzard (debuted 1979), and in popular novelty songs such as C.W. McCall's "Convoy" (1976) helped to establish the radios as a nationwide craze in America from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s.
Originally, CB did require a license and the use of a call sign, but when the CB craze was at its peak, many people ignored this requirement and used made up nicknames or "handles". The use of handles instead of call signs is related to the common practice of using the radios to warn other drivers of speed traps during the time when the United States dropped the national speed limit to 55 mph (90 km/h) beginning in 1974 in response to the 1973 hike in oil prices. The FCC recommended the use of ten-codes and these were used, often in a shortened form, but also many slang terms were developed.
The low cost and simple operation of CB equipment gave access to a communications medium that was previously only available to specialists. The "boom" in CB usage in the 1970s and in Britain in the early 1980s bears several similarities to the advent of the Internet in the 1990s. The many restrictions on the authorized use of CB radio led to widespread disregard of the regulations, most notably in antenna height, distance restriction for communications, licensing and the use of call signs, and allowable transmitter power. Eventually, the license requirement was dropped entirely.
Originally, there were only 23 CB channels in the U.S.; 40-channel radios did not come along until 1977. In the 1960s, channels 1-8 and 15-22 were reserved for "intrastation" communications among units under the same license, while the other channels (9-14 and 23) could be used for "inter station" calls to other licenses.
In the early 1970s, channel 9 became reserved for emergency use. Channel 10 was used for highway communications, and channel 11 was used as a general calling channel. Later, channel 19 became the preferred highway channel in most areas as it did not have the adjacent-channel interference problems with channel 9.
Until the late 1970s when synthesized radios appeared, CB radios were controlled by plug-in quartz crystals. Almost all were AM only, though there were a few single sideband sets in the early days.
In 1973, various groups petitioned the FCC for an allocation of frequencies near 220 MHz for a new "Class E" Citizen's Band service. This was opposed by amateur radio organizations as well as other government agencies and commercial users who desired this allocation for their own usage. While the "Class E" initiative was not successful early on, the Reagan Administration sponsored some of these requirements for the development of the Family Radio Service, General Mobile Radio Service and Multi-Use Radio Service. These services fulfilled a majority of the requirements (e.g., eliminate some of the interference and skip that existed on the shortwave frequencies) proposed by the petitioners in 1973. Today, these radios are quiet, affordable, and readily accessible.
Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, a phenomenon was developing over the CB radio. Similar to the Internet chat rooms a quarter century later, the CB allowed people to get to know one another in a quasi-anonymous manner. Many movies and stories about CBers and the culture on-the-air developed.
In Britain, some people were using CB radio illegally in the 1970s, a craze which suddenly peaked in 1980, leading to legalization on 2 November 1981. However, in the summer of 1981 the British government was still saying that CB would never be legalized on 27 MHz. The government wanted a uhf frequency around 860 MHz named 'Open Channel' instead. Eventually 40 channels at 27 MHz, plus 20 channels on 934 MHz were legalized. Both allocations used frequencies unique to the UK; the 934 MHz allocation was later withdrawn in 1998. CB's inventor Al Gross made the first legal British CB call from Trafalgar Square, London.
This was the best post i have read in a long time. Im an extra class ticket holder myself. Even was a radioman in the Navy. So i have done more crap with communications than most wannabe amateurs lol. But i still hang on 11 meters cause thats where i began. And in a shtf, those bands and advanced capabilities of radios will be needed along with ham bandsbeing a scofflaw..
I find this humorous I guess you are making a funny right?
Considering I am on 80 meters quite often and hear the most foul language, sickos talking trash. Behavior that is only rivaled by the worst CB'er I find your critique rather suspect.
Considering that many CB'ers are actually Amateurs working Amateur equipment on CB I find this post funny. I have a group here who bounce from 28.365 USB to 27.365 LSB all day long with the same radios. So are they being a scofflaw? I would say yes since they are all ticket holders.
I hear people on 20 meters acting like fools as well.
I hold a ticket and I have made it practice to not tell anyone unless I am on the air and need to use it. I don't care for hypocrites and many many amateurs are just that. Well most...
I would only tell the person to use that rig with human decency and professionalism. And I would invite him to get his ticket so we can have some real people again on the Amateur bands and not the stuffy old men who think their fecal matter smells like fresh cut roses.
Why don't I use my Extra class call here? Because of people like you, who would try and black ball me because I disagree. Yes it's been tried before.
I do not let the imbeciles on 27.365/28.365 know I am an extra as well, as these idiots are not Hams, they are scum hypocrites. They talk down to CB'ers and act worse than any CB'er I have heard to date. So who are the scofflaws?
I started in CB in 1968