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Do you guys in the US still use Citizens Band Radio? It was very popular here in Ireland in the 1970s, but only truckers use it now. :driving:
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I used to be a cb addict, then I got a computer. People here still use them, but I don't think they are nearly as popular as they were back in the 70s.
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tmbsgrl wrote: This has nothing to do with the CB's But i just wanted to tell Capt Buzzard that my mom's fiancee is from Ireland. Co Clare. i believe it is. He wants my Fiancee & i to go there with him and my mom. He brings me pictures all the time from there and they are so beautiful. He says it rains there a lot. All his family is there. He lives in Illinois. He moved there 13 years ago. It never stopps raining here. It keeps the land green :wah: County Clare is in the west of Ireland. www.county-clare.com :driving:
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Our Land, AIr & sEA Scanner Died about 2 years ago...we had it for about 10 years though. Illegal, you could hear cell phone conversations, pilots flying over the house and other interesting conversations we should have never been able to hear, what a fun scanner that was...the neighbors frequency for televison aired on the scanner too? You could hear every conversation imagineable, from gay lovers to couples fighting...cheating husbands and people committing suicide? I believe i could find one, they are expensive.... :lips:
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Paula wrote: Our Land, AIr & sEA Scanner Died about 2 years ago...we had it for about 10 years though. Illegal, you could hear cell phone conversations, pilots flying over the house and other interesting conversations we should have never been able to hear, what a fun scanner that was...the neighbors frequency for televison aired on the scanner too? You could hear every conversation imagineable, from gay lovers to couples fighting...cheating husbands and people committing suicide? I believe i could find one, they are expensive.... :lips:


Same here :wah: 250 Euro here.
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capt_buzzard wrote: Do you guys in the US still use Citizens Band Radio? It was very popular here in Ireland in the 1970s, but only truckers use it now. :driving:
Back in the mid to late 70's I loved it. It went downhill quickly after that. I'm now an amateur radio freak.

One of these days I'll get a photo of my computer desk - and you can see my radio setup.
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Tombstone wrote: Back in the mid to late 70's I loved it. It went downhill quickly after that. I'm now an amateur radio freak.

One of these days I'll get a photo of my computer desk - and you can see my radio setup. I have the same, T.
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I WANT a New One! I will check into that today? I know where to get "underground" fun stuff...don't tell any-now.....quiet.
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Paula wrote: I WANT a New One! I will check into that today? I know where to get "underground" fun stuff...don't tell any-now.....quiet.


Paula,

You should look into getting your ham ticket. Instead of trying to talk 4 miles or so through static and having to deal with less than agreeable people, you will have the ability to talk to enthusiasts locally, regionally, nationally, and around the world - consistently. If you like data communication, you can use your computer and operate using psk31, rtty, and other digital modes. Or, you can use the Internet via Echolink or IRLP.

Don't buy the modified CB stuff. The amateur community is helping the FCC crack down on these operators. The truckers, the stores (T/A's, Flying J's, others) are getting fined big time for using and selling these illegal rigs.
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Hiya, Capt_Buzzard, thanks for the invite!

I'm a General Class ham radio operator working on obtaining my Extra Class license. Tomorrow our ham radio club is holding its annual "HamFest" which my hubby and I will both be working. He's an Extra Class operator. I'm the Secretary and Newsletter Editor of our ham radio club and he is on the Board of Directors (as am I, as an officer). If any of you think you might enjoy talking to people all over the world, then definitely consider getting your ham radio license as that would be the best way to go. My first "DX" contact when I was a brand new "General Class" was with Ireland on St. Patrick's day...two separate contacts! How much more appropriate can you get? LOL!
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ladyinthewood wrote: Hiya, Capt_Buzzard, thanks for the invite!

I'm a General Class ham radio operator working on obtaining my Extra Class license. Tomorrow our ham radio club is holding its annual "HamFest" which my hubby and I will both be working. He's an Extra Class operator. I'm the Secretary and Newsletter Editor of our ham radio club and he is on the Board of Directors (as am I, as an officer). If any of you think you might enjoy talking to people all over the world, then definitely consider getting your ham radio license as that would be the best way to go. My first "DX" contact when I was a brand new "General Class" was with Ireland on St. Patrick's day...two separate contacts! How much more appropriate can you get? LOL!


Welcome ladyinthewood! Glad to have you at FG - and great to see a fellow ham!
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Well a Big Hello to you Lady in the wood. Nice to see you here. I have to say this, but Forum Garden is the best. And I am delighted to Welcome you. :guitarist :guitarist :guitarist
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Thanks for the welcomes! Tombstone, what class ham operator are you? And, how long have you been a ham? I've been a ham operator for about 5 or so years now. Living in the forest, cell phones don't work well and walkie-talkies only go just so far. But, with my HT radio I can talk into several counties on 2-meters. Very helpful during emergencies!
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Tombstone wrote: Paula,

You should look into getting your ham ticket. Instead of trying to talk 4 miles or so through static and having to deal with less than agreeable people, you will have the ability to talk to enthusiasts locally, regionally, nationally, and around the world - consistently. If you like data communication, you can use your computer and operate using psk31, rtty, and other digital modes. Or, you can use the Internet via Echolink or IRLP.

Don't buy the modified CB stuff. The amateur community is helping the FCC crack down on these operators. The truckers, the stores (T/A's, Flying J's, others) are getting fined big time for using and selling these illegal rigs.


I am A Ham enough the way i am...i am not handicapped, so i need not at the moment be so involved in Hamming it Up! I listen to it as company as i do office work, i'm only 48 and not 75? Okay, thanks but NO thanks, i am reporting you right now...
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CQ...CQ...CQDX...CQDX...

I did a lot of CB-related stuff as a kid, but I gave up on it as cell phones became more and more popular. In America, the CB has just about gone the way of the Dodo. My old rig, which picked up a lot of conversations, now barely pulls in anything at all (save for a certain Alabaman with a humongous transmitter that dominates channel 6).

Citizen's Band is out, now replaced by IRC, IM, email and cellphones.
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ladyinthewood wrote: Thanks for the welcomes! Tombstone, what class ham operator are you? And, how long have you been a ham? I've been a ham operator for about 5 or so years now. Living in the forest, cell phones don't work well and walkie-talkies only go just so far. But, with my HT radio I can talk into several counties on 2-meters. Very helpful during emergencies!


Hi ladyinthewood,

General class. Been a ham since about 1987. We are in a similar situation about the forests and nary a cell phone signal!
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Fyrehawke wrote: CQ...CQ...CQDX...CQDX...



Citizen's Band is out, now replaced by IRC, IM, email and cellphones.


And it's had a big impact on the amateur radio operator numbers in the U.S. (negative.) We are seeing an upswing again since the newcomers like the new digital modes, the use of the Internet for voice bridges, and all the other cool toys you can play with.
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Take a peep, Irish Radio Hams, www.irts.ie/euradio



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And for all the Americans who might be interested, be sure to check out the ARRL:

http://www.remote.arrl.org/

And if you want to play with some pretty good radios and antennas via your computer - check out:

http://www.dxtuners.com/
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Tombstone wrote: And for all the Americans who might be interersted, be sure to check out the ARRL:



http://www.remote.arrl.org/



And if you want to play with some pretty good radios and antennas via your computer - check out:



http://www.dxtuners.com/Ireland





www.irts.ie/





































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God Bless The Irish!
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