You have my sympathy. The "CB'ers" I know (or thought I knew) have sworn off that service. Never to return once they got their amateur license. But as said above, the amateur frequencies and allocations therein DO vary from country to country; they do not all use the U.S. (aka FCC) same band or allowable modes that apply to U.S. hams. What may be wrong (aka illegal) for U.S. hams, may well be perfectly legal for a ham in other countries. And THAT is what regulates THEM, not what is received in the U.S., or under the jurisdiction of the FCC.