Ideas to make CB Radio Great Again ; )

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Re: Ideas to make CB Radio Great Again ; )

Post by mof000 » 19 Jun 2017, 17:23

stanogs68 wrote:i put a lizard tank with every thing on freegle and some fella was going what conditions it in and all that cheeky gets its free !
A friend gave my eldest son a bearded dragon for free but we needed to buy a vivarium, lighting etc.....
I asked him how much it would cost and he said " 90-£100."
Famous last words..... I was down in Swaffham at the time and nearly 100 miles away from home. My son was over the moon about the Bearded Dragon! It cost just short of £200 for the Viv and furniture... I nearly died!
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Post by mof000 » 19 Jun 2017, 17:28

PS,CB was still dead after buying the vivarium... So that didn't help making it great?
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Re: Ideas to make CB Radio Great Again ; )

Post by Checkpointcharlie » 19 Jun 2017, 18:00

How about if people only used 19 for calling on only that would be a start :-)
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Re: Ideas to make CB Radio Great Again ; )

Post by stanogs68 » 19 Jun 2017, 18:24

ithink there should be a cb site were the channels are divided into different groups for different channels like a chat room ? so theres a channel for every one ? and just hope people stay on there own channel
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Re: Ideas to make CB Radio Great Again ; )

Post by mof000 » 19 Jun 2017, 19:54

I'ts called TM1!
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Post by stanogs68 » 19 Jun 2017, 21:10

thats true but theres no sound we should all get off and get on are cbs ,i do and i do enjoy iy ,its still full of good lads and with skip and sideband you get loads of europe its great or lets have talk on here :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: Ideas to make CB Radio Great Again ; )

Post by Hamerman » 11 Jan 2019, 23:07

Buick Mackane wrote:
04 Jun 2017, 12:36
I'm old enough to remember ''the golden days'' of CB, 50 people on every channel, Everyone and their granny had a CB, People forget how big it was back then, But like all crazes it was short lived, But great fun while it lasted
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Those were the days but sadly I don't think they will ever come back. At least in those days people used to speak to each other unlike today were it's either emails or text messages etc...

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Re: Ideas to make CB Radio Great Again ; )

Post by The Collector » 12 Jan 2019, 15:24

Hamerman wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 23:07
Buick Mackane wrote:
04 Jun 2017, 12:36
I'm old enough to remember ''the golden days'' of CB, 50 people on every channel, Everyone and their granny had a CB, People forget how big it was back then, But like all crazes it was short lived, But great fun while it lasted
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Those were the days but sadly I don't think they will ever come back. At least in those days people used to speak to each other unlike today were it's either emails or text messages etc...
Will you be quiet!!! I'm trying to type on my phone here whilst looking at ebay on my laptop and talking to Siri. People are irrelevant ;)

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Re: Ideas to make CB Radio Great Again ; )

Post by Hamerman » 12 Jan 2019, 19:00

The Collector wrote:
12 Jan 2019, 15:24
Hamerman wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 23:07
Buick Mackane wrote:
04 Jun 2017, 12:36
I'm old enough to remember ''the golden days'' of CB, 50 people on every channel, Everyone and their granny had a CB, People forget how big it was back then, But like all crazes it was short lived, But great fun while it lasted
.

Those were the days but sadly I don't think they will ever come back. At least in those days people used to speak to each other unlike today were it's either emails or text messages etc...
Will you be quiet!!! I'm trying to type on my phone here whilst looking at ebay on my laptop and talking to Siri. People are irrelevant ;)
Lol....

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Re: Ideas to make CB Radio Great Again ; )

Post by 108EH002 » 15 Jan 2019, 13:27

Maybe if some promoters start promoting CB radio in the same way,they try their best to promote amateur radio to the younger generation who attend fee paying schools/scouts/guides/air shows etc,and other such events/organisations,who are told about amateur radio,but lets be honest the majority of youngsters don't care 1 bit for any form of radio,and the tryers can keep trying to promote a dying form of communication if they want,gives them something to do I suppose ;)

Would CB be any busier if it had been promoted more over the last 30 year ? = I doubt it.
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Re: Ideas to make CB Radio Great Again ; )

Post by Base Jumper » 16 Jan 2019, 05:14

Very busy around Oxford and West of London , have spoken to loads of locals around Devon when on my travels

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Re: Ideas to make CB Radio Great Again ; )

Post by Tim » 16 Jan 2019, 09:18

With the advent of the mobile phone and personal computers CB will never be as great or the same as it was. the only way to make it better is to eliminate all the idiots.

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Re: Ideas to make CB Radio Great Again ; )

Post by 108EH002 » 16 Jan 2019, 09:53

Tim wrote:
16 Jan 2019, 09:18
With the advent of the mobile phone and personal computers CB will never be as great or the same as it was. the only way to make it better is to eliminate all the idiots.
One of the locals got his coax cut last week for sitting too long on 19.......someone keyed up and said "if you don't move off 19 I'm going to cut yer coax silly c**t",and next day the locals CB coax was cut........first I have heard of this in 30 odd year mind........."come and cut ma coax ya bam and see what happens/al sit on 19 aw night and youll do f**k all" are just some of the call outs from the local nutters to entice mr cutter to make himself known = some must have got new stuff from santa like baseball bats/big blades/crossbows/power tools ;) = as some locals are saying they want to use their new toys on them,best bit is the person whos coax was cut is hardly on and was testing/trying a new mic and was just getting an audio check :lol:
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Re: Ideas to make CB Radio Great Again ; )

Post by The Collector » 16 Jan 2019, 17:33

A small nail/pin in the coax would've been better. Would've hopefully blown the rig (especially if running power - and possibly the amp too) and a lot harder to find if pushed in flush ;)

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Re: Ideas to make CB Radio Great Again ; )

Post by 108EH002 » 16 Jan 2019, 18:46

^^ Maybe is better but the person who got their coax cut is one of the decent locals ^^
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