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Jack Anderson's 1970s-era Ham vs CB Editorial

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by K4KYV, Oct 10, 2018.

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  1. N3HGB

    N3HGB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Except that tumbleweeds now blow through Squeedunk and maybe 2 old people live there now.
     
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  2. W4ZD

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    Yeah, but at least 2 old people live there. I say, let them be. I never had a problem with CB. Just a different critter. Spawned a couple of funny movies, as I recall. I gotta couple of laughs out of them. I'm happy. :)
     
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  3. KA2RRK

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    CB was my first exposure to sporadic E. And that was with a cheap hand held and a 40“ telescopic whip,
    That managed to talk very far away on a 9 volt toy battery. To a 11 year old very far away was Texas from
    NJ! Then is was the curious stage for all it's dangers. Now you guys have to put up with a 12yr old
    Lost in a 40 yr later kid.

    KA2RRK
     
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  4. N1VAU

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    That right there is worth the price of admission!
     
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  5. N1VAU

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    FWIW

    CB SSB is alive throughout NH.

    The local CB SSB clubs have weekly NETs on 27.365 LSB.

    The "9 America" club has a NET 8PM on Tuesday's.

    The "NH SSB Club" 8PM on Thursdays night CB

    The get ~40+ check ins every week. A hundred check-ins is not unheard of during the winter.

    They had a "spring break" and a "fall out" party/meeting with about a 100 attendees at each.

    Just regular folks enjoying their CB radio hobby. GASP!

    FYI - I'm the NET control station for the local 3 band linked repeater system held each Sunday. It's a good NET if we get 10 check-ins.

    Just regular folks enjoying their radio hobby. GASP!
     
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  6. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    That's impressive. Maybe it's time for CB to teach AR a thing or two? :cool:
     
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  7. N1VAU

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    The CB NET control let's the NET run for at least an hour. Stations
    give their informal at time of check-in. With the control station calling for check-ins when traffic slows. It works well for them!
     
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  8. KP4SX

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    What does "give their informal" mean?
     
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  9. KM1H

    KM1H Ham Member QRZ Page

    Do they ID every 10 minutes also and act as moronic as the mess on 75 SSB?:eek:
     
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  10. KM1H

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    Probably what Techs call their "personal"
     

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