Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W3SY, Oct 9, 2019.
Careful Bubba, some here fit this descriptor
Back in the 70s when I was on CB, it was a lot of fun. Then that song and movie came out and things went south in a hurry. I talked SSB on 16 with the 23 channel units and we tried to work it like hams. I got out of it about the time 40 channel rigs came out. We had clubs, CB get togethers like hamfests, qsl cards, callsigns (mine was KMD 0848), pretty much the same stuff I see in the ham world. I suppose they chew on hamsters on their forums. I think it's easier to ignore things I don't like rather than make up a bunch of crap about it.
After listening to 27.405 and 27.425 LSB for a few nights, I can safely state that the operators on 27.405 and 425 are far more professional, more polite, and have their acts together far better than those shown by operators here on the east coast operating on 3844, 3850, 3910 and 7200. At least the 425 gentlemen know how to pronounce their call signs clearly and minimize or completely avoid the use of vulgar language.
So WHY do we pick on them???????
I belong to several CB forums and I really don't see a lot of ham bashing because a lot of them are hams!
Beside that there are a lot of CB operators who operate n a more professional manner than any hams, and many of the CB gang are better technicians.
CB History page. Also has some vintage CB recordings.
(You know you're going to look)
The D-104 did also come as a hand mic.