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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-18-2007, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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CB Radio

I've always wanted a CB radio, cos they seem like fun and have thought lately about actually getting one.

But, in the UK, is it worth getting involved now? Are there many people out there on CB?

And if there is, what should I be looking at getting?
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-18-2007, 01:07 PM
 
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Re: CB Radio

Great if you're a truck driver and are on the road a lot.

Connex make good radios. Galaxy are good, too.

Our truck driver had a Connex 4800 dxl with a linear, and everyone said he sounded like God when he came on.
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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-20-2007, 10:36 AM
 
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they were fun. a bunch of us had them in the mid 90's. we used to fox hunt each other with them in our cars. tons of fun. there were many people on them and i'm sure there still are.
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-20-2007, 11:23 AM
 
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Re: CB Radio

I have been a truck driver for 35 years and cb radios have been a part of my life for a long time.In the 70s it was real popular with the general public now not so much.
Galaxy,Connex,Tram,President,Cobra are all great radios.I'm a sucker for vintage cb radios I pick them up at flea markets and yard sales.
In my truck now I use a 1990 President (JFK model) 120 channel (upper and lower side band)AM/FM with variable power.
The radio dead keys at 12 watts and swings to 35 watts when talking.
Get a good used Cobra they are a very solid radio.AS far as Cobra goes get one that was made in the Philipenes or Malaysa the are a lot better than the Chinese ones.
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-20-2007, 03:40 PM
 
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Re: CB Radio

cb radio was pretty big over here in the uk in the early 80's when it was illegal to use them.. then in 82 i think, they legalised 40 channels on FM and i think the fun part went... still used by lorry drivers mainly.. i've gotta say i had some fun in the 80's.. i ended up in court after a brief encounter using cb radio.. arhhhhh, the inosence of youth... i think there's 80 channels now... try it out.. gotta be good for a laff!!
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they were fun. a bunch of us had them in the mid 90's. we used to fox hunt each other with them in our cars. tons of fun. there were many people on them and i'm sure there still are.
We used to use them in the 90's when four-wheeling. Came in handy when the guy behind you lost his brakes.
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-03-2007, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: CB Radio

I've been set up a few days now and it's been fun. From home, talking to other homebase users and occasionally a trucker on a nearby motorway.
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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-03-2007, 11:54 AM
 
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Re: CB Radio

Ah, breaker 1-9, this heres the Rubber Duck. You gotta copy on me, Pig Pen, c'mon?

Ah, yeah, 10-4, Pig Pen, fer shure, fer shure. By golly, its clean clear to Flagtown, cmon.

Yeah, that's a big 10-4 there, Pig Pen, yeah, we definitely got the front door, good buddy. Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a convoy...
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Ah, breaker 1-9, this heres the Rubber Duck. You gotta copy on me, Pig Pen, c'mon?

Ah, yeah, 10-4, Pig Pen, fer shure, fer shure. By golly, its clean clear to Flagtown, cmon.

Yeah, that's a big 10-4 there, Pig Pen, yeah, we definitely got the front door, good buddy. Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a convoy...
I used to have that on 45.

Now we're BOTH old.

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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-03-2007, 02:34 PM
 
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Re: CB Radio

"Breaker 1, breaker 1, I might be crazy but i ain't dumb, craaaaaaaaazy Cooter comin' atcha"

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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-03-2007, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: CB Radio

Andy, you got one?
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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-03-2007, 02:44 PM
 
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Nah....i was just reminiscing about the Dukes of Hazzard!!!!

Aaaahhhh....Daisy Duke
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post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-03-2007, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Now, her, I'd love to shove it in her 10-20
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post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-03-2007, 02:58 PM
 
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Re: CB Radio

I think you'll have more fun with HAM radio.
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post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-03-2007, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: CB Radio

Mine is a HAM radio.
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