C.B. Radio

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  1. BONZO

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    Hi dose any one stil use a C.B. Radio . I had one in the 1980 .
     
  2. Easyliving

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    I remember them being quite popular at one time, there was a CB magazine called 'Breaker'. I don't think us Brits ever really took to the American style lingo used - 'breaker 1 - 4 for a copy' and other such stuff.

    Paul
     
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    Jaws is your man, resident expert.
     
  4. JJ

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    I have a CB in my classic Hymer but can't find a mic that will plug into it...

    So I can listen only...

    Use to be pretty active in the old days when it was illegal and not swamped by youngsters...

    What is it like out there these days?


    JJ :cool:
     
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  5. DanielFord

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    Wow, I just posted a similar thread. Found mine in my mothers loft. Trying to get a handle on how many people use one on here
     
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    :LOL: Hope that was intentional! :D:D:D:D
     
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    Actually it was accidental, but I am now going to claim that it was deliberate :)
     
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    I still have a set but haven't used it for years. Currently in a steel container as I am having my garage rebuilt - that was an opportunity to chuck it out but I clearly didn't take it!
     
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    I have one permanently in my Landrover along with a 2m radio as some of our response group are not licensed radio amatuers. CB can be used in a convoy or if a group are in a fairly small area but its range is not good.
    I have a CB springer and a 2m/70cm mounted on the bike rack on the motorhome, so potentially could easily use cb there, however it is rare to find anyone on cb these days, just a few truckers still use it.
     
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    Apprentley tootles has one instead of a Telefone in his house. That's wat I heard......:Eeek:
     
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    He lives in a house!
    I've been looking out for a down and out, sleeping in a bandstand, with a trumpet rammed up his arse.


    Vlad
     
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    We've got a nice bandstand. Just been refurbished and a listed building, and I'm sure very comfortable.:)
     
  13. Jaws

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    I keep on threatening to find somewhere for the Kenwood tri-bander in the MH... But realistically there is no where neat left to mount it.. and Woman would not be impressed either ( even the chicken box HAS to have a speaker mounted right up behind my ear so she cannot really hear it )
     
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    Got one in the RV we bought in the US unfortunately it was AM frequency which was no use after we shipped it to the UK :( That rig was binned and a Midland 38 purchased however think I may need the SWR checking, either that or when I have turned it on the only sound I'm getting is static and very occasionally a faint voice signal. Perhaps we are the only two in the world with rigs? :LOL:
     
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    Used one years ago for pulling dates.(y)--- left the mic on once while in the back of a Fiesta---famous for a while :D

    Tried one out on in a car last year, there was no one on there
     
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    It aint exactly busy on there nowadays, especially with half on the old 27/81 channels and half on the cept channels !
    But I have found it still has its uses for traffic updates and the like.. Mind you, had a long chat with a couple of log haulers at Calais docks on the way back this summer.. Turned out I knew one of them from when I 'were a lad' !
     
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    You can get an swr meter for as little as fiver nowadays :) Worth the investment ! (y)

    But.. If you are in Spain are you sure your rig is on the right channels ?
    Wants to be switched to CEPT not UK...
     
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    I had one in 1982.............. met a lovely girl 'over the airways'

    Dunno what happened to the radio.............. but that lovely girl is STILL MY WIFE :h::h::h:
     
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    LOL....... if you got this far you might be as confused as me :confused::confused:

    I was looking HERE :eek:
     
  20. BONZO

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    Well I can see it may be worth having one . I had so much fun on it when I was in my twenties....lol and the girls of course. Well you come though Loud and proud
     
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