Yes during the summer months the 11 meter cb radio band does get quiet. It will probably pick up as we get into Fall and then Winter. I can remember those days way back in the late 70s and early 80s when the band was running with lots of skip from the southern states. Yes they would just come blasting in creating all kinds of cross interference.
Well in today's times is comes and goes. It's not like those old days when you would here various cb radio operators out there on a warm Friday night keeping the conversation going. Yes you had those individuals doing their bunny hunts and others getting together in their clubs. Those days do seem to be gone, but not forgotten. Quite a few of those old timers have passed on and become silent keys through the years.
Mostly today I hear the truck drivers going down the thruway chattering once in awhile. I also hear that lonesome cb radio operator calling out for a radio check. Oh and yes there is also that person running so much power his nose sounds pinched and his swr is going through the roof. He is also the person crossing 5 channels up and 5 channels down. Don't worry at that rate he won't be around for long.
What we need is some new rules for cb radio to make it popular once again. Make the transmitting power at least 100 watts. Also make the transmitting distance for am and sideband much further. I would also make people get a license once again and have some rules for using your numbers. We don't need a fee or take a test. Maybe take a test online with some way to prove who you are. Oh well these are only thoughts of mine so take them with a grain of salt.
Enjoy The CB Radio and 73s
Friday, May 12, 2017
at 11:08:00 AM
Saturday, April 15, 2017
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If you are looking for information on cb radio check out this link CB Radio and the FCC.
Here is some helpful information below:
"There are no age, citizenship, or license requirements to operate a CB radio in the United States, and the service falls under the "License by Rule" part of the FCC rules (basically, if one follows the rules one is considered licensed). Operators may use any of the authorized 40 CB channels; however, channel 9 is used only for emergency communications or for traveler assistance and the higher number channels are almost exclusively SSB modulation. Use of all channels is on a shared basis. However, foreign governments and their representatives are not eligible to use citizens' band radio within the United States.
Operation is permitted anywhere within the United States and its territories or possessions; as well as anywhere in the world except within the territorial limits of areas where radio services are regulated by a foreign government, or another U.S. agency such as the Department of Defense.
Transmitters must be FCC certified and may not be modified, including modifications to increase output power or to transmit on unauthorized frequencies. Output power is limited to 4 watts for AM transmitters and 12 watts peak envelope power for single sideband (SSB) transmitters. The antenna may not be more than 20 feet (6.1 m) above the highest point of the structure it is mounted to, or the highest point of the antenna must not be more than 60 feet (18.3 m) above the ground (47 CFR 95.408(c)) if installed in a fixed location.
AM and SSB modulation is used in the USA, some other countries have similar services in their countries that use FM."
|CB Channel||Frequency||Typical Use (US)|
|Channel 1||26.965 MHz|
|Channel 2||26.975 MHz|
|Channel 3||26.985 MHz|
|Channel 4||27.005 MHz||Often used for 4x4's/ Off-roading|
|Channel 5||27.015 MHz|
|Channel 6||27.025 MHz||Considered the Super Bowl channel|
|Channel 7||27.035 MHz|
|Channel 8||27.055 MHz|
|Channel 9||27.065 MHz||Emergency communications or traveler assistance|
|Channel 10||27.075 MHz||Often used by truckers for regional roads|
|Channel 11||27.085 MHz|
|Channel 12||27.105 MHz|
|Channel 13||27.115 MHz||Considered the Marine/RV channel|
|Channel 14||27.125 MHz||Commonly included transmit/receive crystal in many vintage walkie-talkies|
|Channel 15||27.135 MHz|
|Channel 16||27.155 MHz|
|Channel 17||27.165 MHz||Used by truckers on North/Southbound Highways on the west coast (primarily I-5)|
|Channel 18||27.175 MHz|
|Channel 19||27.185 MHz||Highway trucker channel|
Notable as being the center frequency of the band.
|Channel 20||27.205 MHz|
|Channel 21||27.215 MHz|
|Channel 22||27.225 MHz|
|Channel 23||27.255 MHz|
|Channel 24||27.235 MHz|
|Channel 25||27.245 MHz|
|Channel 26||27.265 MHz|
|Channel 27||27.275 MHz|
|Channel 28||27.285 MHz|
|Channel 29||27.295 MHz|
|Channel 30||27.305 MHz||Depending on local needs, channels numbered above 30 or 35 are generally used with SSB operation.|
|Channel 31||27.315 MHz|
|Channel 32||27.325 MHz|
|Channel 33||27.335 MHz|
|Channel 34||27.345 MHz|
|Channel 35||27.355 MHz|
|Channel 36||27.365 MHz|
|Channel 37||27.375 MHz|
|Channel 38||27.385 MHz||SSB calling channel, LSB mode|
|Channel 39||27.395 MHz|
|Channel 40||27.405 MHz|
at 4:55:00 PM
Sunday, January 15, 2017
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The next part of the equation is how much money is in the budget. This will definitely determine which cb radios I choose from. I have always had a preference for the cobra 148gtl ssb radio, but I have taken a fancy to some of the uniden cb radios. I also like the galaxy cb radios, but they seem to be a little too expensive. I have seen some 40 channel radios that are very small in size, but do have some excellent reviews on amazon. There just are so many excellent cb radios to choose from.
The other choices I have to make are how am I going to mount my cb radio antenna. I could go with a magnet mount on top of the pick up truck. Then again I have seen some mounts for the bed rail that are doing very well in the ratings. I have always had a fear that the magnet mount will mess up the paint. I think it may be the bed rail mount for me.
Okay and finally what cb radio antenna should I choose. Maybe a nice K40 CB Antenna. I won't have to buy one as I do have some at my house. I have my fiberglass 102 inch whip, trucker cb antenna and some k40 fiberglass antennas that have always done a nice job and were easy to adjust the swr. I think I may just go with a bigger k40 cb antenna and see how it goes. If I change my mind I can easily unscrew it from the mount. If I have the money in the future and change my mind about a magnet mount I may go for a k40 or wilson cb antenna. They have always been good in the past and do an excellent job. I also like the fact that I can remove the antenna with a twist and put it inside the truck for safe keeping.
at 11:56:00 AM
Sunday, December 11, 2016
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What I would suggest is that you either buy a nice used cb radio from ebay or buy a nice new mobile and set it up as a base station. There are some fixtures out there where this can be done by buying a nice power supply to go with it. I would make sure to have a good swr meter and a power desk microphone. If you are looking for a nice radio or equipment click here. Well those are just the choices we seem to have, so it's best to work with what you have. Hey set up a nice antenna tower and add a nice beam antenna. That way you can do some real talking.
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Thanks For Stopping By And Happy Holidays fro Dan KC2YTI 73s !!!
at 6:59:00 PM