Happy 4th Birthday Legal SSB - The BIG SSB Net! Wed 27th June

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Re: Happy 4th Birthday Legal SSB - The BIG SSB Net! Wed 27th June

Post by Adriano9966 » 20 Jun 2018, 00:29

I attempted to publicise this event somewhere else that is full of "genuine amateurs" and all I got was a barrage of insults from some people .

apparently we are big kids that have not grown out of our 'toys' I did not expect this reaction and I am somewhat disappointed by some of the hostile attitudes

This just makes me even more determined to participate

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Re: Happy 4th Birthday Legal SSB - The BIG SSB Net! Wed 27th June

Post by 26TM5890 » 20 Jun 2018, 05:45

just wondering how many are celebrating this "Legal SSB" with legal CB radio's incl legal power...

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Re: Happy 4th Birthday Legal SSB - The BIG SSB Net! Wed 27th June

Post by delboyonline » 20 Jun 2018, 12:17

Adriano9966 wrote:
20 Jun 2018, 00:29
I attempted to publicise this event somewhere else that is full of "genuine amateurs" and all I got was a barrage of insults from some people .

apparently we are big kids that have not grown out of our 'toys' I did not expect this reaction and I am somewhat disappointed by some of the hostile attitudes

This just makes me even more determined to participate
Shocking, just shocking!

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Re: Happy 4th Birthday Legal SSB - The BIG SSB Net! Wed 27th June

Post by 2SG » 21 Jun 2018, 09:35

Adriano9966 wrote:
20 Jun 2018, 00:29
I attempted to publicise this event somewhere else that is full of "genuine amateurs" and all I got was a barrage of insults from some people .

apparently we are big kids that have not grown out of our 'toys' I did not expect this reaction and I am somewhat disappointed by some of the hostile attitudes

This just makes me even more determined to participate
Hardly surprising, and not at all shocking. It's horses for courses.

Just what reaction were you expecting when you went publicising a CB event in a place frequented by amateurs?

Many on the genuine, fully licenced amateurs that I know came from CB, but that was around 40 years ago. They left (the then) illegal CB behind when they got their licences and will never go back to CB, legal or otherwise.

Most of the Foundation licence holders I know came from illegal 11m, and many still jump in and out when it suits them.

Many of the illegal 11m pirates I know will have nothing to do with legal CB, regardless of mode.


The only thing which surprises me is that someone thinks amateurs would be interested in a CB event.

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Re: Happy 4th Birthday Legal SSB - The BIG SSB Net! Wed 27th June

Post by Mikel » 22 Jun 2018, 10:10

Adriano9966 wrote:
20 Jun 2018, 00:29
I attempted to publicise this event somewhere else that is full of "genuine amateurs" and all I got was a barrage of insults from some people .

apparently we are big kids that have not grown out of our 'toys' I did not expect this reaction and I am somewhat disappointed by some of the hostile attitudes

This just makes me even more determined to participate
Yes Adrian, saw the response that you got on there mate, cant say it came as a great surprise to me.

Made me chuckle to be honest - you certainly have a nack of raising the blood pressure of some people on there!!

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Re: Happy 4th Birthday Legal SSB - The BIG SSB Net! Wed 27th June

Post by MrWeetabix » 22 Jun 2018, 10:53

I've never understood why some people really and truly HATE CB radio and all that it stands for.

Without it Amateur Radio would have died out years ago. Its an easy way for people to get into a hobby or try the waters before they get the full Nerd treatment from the 'Tweed and Werthers' Brigade.

Live and let live I say. You get good and people in both sides of the hobby, having your ticket certainly doesn't make you better than anyone else as a result, or indeed, give you the right to talk down to those whom don;t have a ticket, or in many cases, those whom may have 'the wrong ticket'. Radio Snobbery at it's finest.

Not seen the post in question on the other site, but I can't say I am surprised that at the apparent response. Some people just live to put others down. It must be a very sad and lonely world they inhabit.
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Re: Happy 4th Birthday Legal SSB - The BIG SSB Net! Wed 27th June

Post by delboyonline » 27 Jun 2018, 15:40

Best of luck to everyone taking part tonight in The Big Net and the other event which I cannot mention due to the threat of legal action from the organiser 😉
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Post by MrWeetabix » 27 Jun 2018, 15:42

BUMP!

80 mins to go people..... get the SWAR Spray on, tune yer twig and burn some whiskies! :thumbup: :wave:
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Re: Happy 4th Birthday Legal SSB - The BIG SSB Net! Wed 27th June

Post by radiogaga » 27 Jun 2018, 17:29

I hear nothing!
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Re: Happy 4th Birthday Legal SSB - The BIG SSB Net! Wed 27th June

Post by 26TM5890 » 27 Jun 2018, 18:37

Seams like a Charlie Tango net. Glad I had a couple QSOs with some stations from abroad

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Post by prettypolly » 27 Jun 2018, 19:02

One or two up here not bad from cumbria to cheshire

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Re: Happy 4th Birthday Legal SSB - The BIG SSB Net! Wed 27th June

Post by mrpsychopath » 27 Jun 2018, 20:33

Never heard a thing up here, just finland and poland
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Re: Happy 4th Birthday Legal SSB - The BIG SSB Net! Wed 27th June

Post by ch25 » 27 Jun 2018, 22:02

Is it really only 4 years with legal ssb in UK? Damn, here it was legal since 1989.
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Re: Happy 4th Birthday Legal SSB - The BIG SSB Net! Wed 27th June

Post by Adriano9966 » 27 Jun 2018, 23:15

:) really good from my location (Edgehill) I was sorry that I could only participate for an hour, inevitably that turned into an hour and a half as I was reluctant to leave
I found it very pleasing to talk to a number of people and I was not expecting to reach Sheffield from my mobile either.

Channel 23 was buzzing and all I can say is that this event was surely a success judging by what I was hearing .

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Re: Happy 4th Birthday Legal SSB - The BIG SSB Net! Wed 27th June

Post by GeeFull » 30 Jun 2018, 01:24

My local Beehive was "buzzing"on that very day, but seriously was it the massive turn out some people expected, or a damp squib for just as many?
Let's face it post legalisation of all modes, CB hasn't exactly "boomed" as expected...........perhaps some folks who might have reveled in the day, just got tired of waiting and simply moved on elsewhere? ;)
Just saying........followed by comments of "I got X thousand contacts"....yeah dream on!

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