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This made me laugh...

Discussion in 'General Ham Radio Discussion' started by Big Kahuna, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. Big Kahuna

    Big Kahuna Sr. Member

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    Apparently without repeaters ham radios won't work :)


     
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  2. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    Why does the phrase "he doesn't know his shit from a hole in the ground" come to mind?
     
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  3. Rwb

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    i was thinkin he dont know shit from apple butter,but close nuff captain k.
     
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  4. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Its a good thing that CB doesn't have repeaters. :whistle:

    This guy is obviously not a ham and using a ham radio.........
     
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  5. r carl

    r carl Well-Known Member

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    Just another person that thinks he is a movie star if he is on a youtube vid.... :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Jay Mojave

    Jay Mojave Well-Known Member

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    Will have to check the local CB to VHF Repeater. Was up humming and ah buzzin a few weeks ago. Not bad audio either or coverage. I still think most CB traffic is simplex, right.

    Jay in the Great Mojave Desert
     
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  7. WECSOG

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    At least he didn't get defensive when some hams set him straight in the comments section.
     
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  8. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Another person who sat for all three test in one day and is now an expert on everythjng.
     
  9. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    The guy has NO CLUE!!!!
     
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  10. Rwb

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    Last week he couldnt spell ham operator,this week he is 1
     
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  11. Jay Mojave

    Jay Mojave Well-Known Member

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    During out local Jeep Club runs in the Desert I get a lot questions on the radios and such, as some of those guys are preppers I think. They want to know about Ham Radio and the repeater systems. So I give them a little radio check demo on the local repeater, we got a few repeaters with great coverage out here.

    But they understand if we loose power or a significant earth quake we might loose these repeaters. But some repeaters have solar cells and battery back up so its a mixed bag if your counting on radio communications thru a repeater all the time. And using CB Radio is always a great back up for short range stuff.

    During the 1971 and 1994 earth quakes in Southern California with power outages Ham and CB radio services were used with great success. CB radio used by many more people for the short run talking worked better than expected. The repeaters mostly on 2 meters broadcast road conditions and fire info, and rebroadcast updates from the State and Local Gov's. And I am sure after all the earth quakes many CB and Ham radios were bought.

    Jay in the Great Mojave Desert... "Next gas 150 Miles"
     
  12. Slowmover

    Slowmover Elmer

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    It’s like hitting a brick wall the general ignorance (the failure of imagination) of what is CB Radio as to its’ fundamental benefit.

    Under conditions not now present,
    nothing else offers that which Citizen Band Radio offers when the chips are down.

    Service & supply are needed by all.
    Intel & Logistics.

    First step is a CB Radio. Unless one is somehow blessed by an unending supply of gasoline when the power has gone out one needs accurate, actionable LOCAL information.


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  13. Road Squawker

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    solar powered battery systems are quite cheap and reliable.
     
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    r carl Well-Known Member

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    What percentage of repeaters have back up systems in place?
     
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  15. Slowmover

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    Granted. But you have to first have it and have worked out any problems. I’m all for it.

    To clarify, a CB in a car already has power. Turn the key.

    One “wastes” gasoline at idle at approx 1.25-gl/hr. But this is still cheaper than the 3-5/mpg of idling around town (around obstacles of every sort; risking damage also) when a local radio might clear up WHERE to go and WHEN to be there.

    Save gasoline for what’s needed. Searches are expensive (fuel use and tire loss).

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