Citizens Band Users by raistlin

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raistlin
Are there any CB users on the forum? Is CB still used in the UK?

Grateful for any info please.
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Posted 11 Nov 2012, 19:40 #1 

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Duncan
Well I was a very long time ago. Handle was cabbage.

I believe it is still in use, though the 27/81 band allocated back then has been superceded by EU bands. I don't think a license is needed anymore but I may be wrong.

Why are you looking? PMR is an alternative if its just for short distnce comms.
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Posted 11 Nov 2012, 20:00 #2 

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raistlin
Duncan wrote:Why are you looking?


I just dug my old american kit out of the loft Duncan. Wondering whether it was still as popular as in the 1980s
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Posted 11 Nov 2012, 20:04 #3 

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Mick
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Probably not quite as popular but still well used. 'twas never my thing, I should think truckers are still the biggest users.

Posted 11 Nov 2012, 20:47 #4 

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Duncan
Ten four good buddy.

To be honest, Internet forums have probably largely replaced them!
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Posted 11 Nov 2012, 20:52 #5 

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Mick
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Can't necessarily play internet whilst driving a truck or ploughing a field. I've just done a bit of research and there seems to be a resurgence of use. Certainly plenty of outlets selling the equipment.

Posted 11 Nov 2012, 21:02 #6 


Mad-Monkey
Had a mobile cb and had varying activity in different parts of the country. Nothing round where I lived and ended up selling the unit :(

Posted 11 Nov 2012, 21:25 #7 

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Duncan
I still have several transceivers. A couple of Amstrads and a Midland, plus a handheld unit that I can't remember the make. The Midland looked the best, but performed the worst.

All of them on the old 27/81 system with FM only.
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Posted 11 Nov 2012, 21:31 #8 

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raistlin
Mine are even older Duncan. AM american stuff
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Posted 11 Nov 2012, 22:59 #9 

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MrDoodles
Was heavily into it in the early '80's!

From memory, used to have a Hi-Gain 3 and used K4 mic and aerial!

As soon as the Government legalised it on a different frequency and lower power than the American imports, they effectively killed it off over night!

Happy memories of speaking to people in the States at night, using sideband!
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Posted 12 Nov 2012, 11:26 #10 

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Duncan
They might have killed off the AM, but the legalised (27/81) frequencies were active for a long time.
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Posted 12 Nov 2012, 12:47 #11 


roughyed
I drove a 22wheeler in the states before i was married, the CB over there is a must (for keeping the bears off your ass & weight check stations) Very handy in the UK & continent as well, when I retired in2005 most truckers had a CB.

Posted 18 Nov 2012, 17:22 #12 

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Gate Keeper
I use a Kenwood KSC 31 with 16 channels which needs a licence and another called a Vortex Standard. Very popular amongst the neighbourhood crime watch and farming fraternity here with direct contact to all of the emergency services. In use daily. Call sign Sierra 41
All the best

Phil

Posted 20 Nov 2012, 03:54 #13 


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