Friday, November 6, 2015

What Do You Hear On CB Radio These Days

 When I was 18 years old back in the late 70s CB Radio was pretty busy. During the daytime you had all the skip pouring in and you could hardly hear anything else. When it came to the evening the skip would die out and then there were various cb radio operators scattered throughout the 11 meter band. I generally would scan through the bands listening for friends. I would all of the sudden hit the local channel and I would end up in conversations throughout the night. One of my favorite times were when it was quiet and I would hear someone a long distance away. I would call out break break channel and they would let me get in there. I was amazed at how someone that far away would hear me.
 Today it's somewhat the same and at the same time very different. I think it's because all those people I heard back then have moved on in their lives. They went to college or got married and moved away. Then there were others that were older than me and became silent keys. There were even others that left the cb radio 11 meter band and moved into ham radio. It's like going for a ride in your old neighborhood. People grew up and moved away. Even the neighborhood looks different. Trees got bigger and everything else got smaller. I guess it's the normal way of change.
 Thanks for stopping by from Dan KC2YTI  73s !!!

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