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Old 01-29-2006, 07:48 PM   #15
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Old 01-29-2006, 10:28 PM   #16
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One of the enduring sub-codes is "73" meaning "Best regards."

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Old 01-30-2006, 06:51 AM   #17
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KC0UKR Here-the "Ugly Kenwood Radio" as they call me.

I have said this before ,the Ham community is very much like the community found here to me.

That is why I proudly proclaim as my Hobbies- HAM & EGG !

The C.B. radio though also is very useful when I travel. I always have one handy and monitor when there is any incident on the road. I am usually able to get instant info from other C.B. ers ahead of me and sometimes I can detour around the problem.

Anyone can become a HAM as was mentioned above,there are copies of the exam questions available online and you can take a virtual test online with the exact questions required until you get it right and then go take the real test.
Many people have gotten into it that way.

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Old 01-30-2006, 01:44 PM   #18
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About 20-25 years ago, I used to have a CB and my 2 M rig side by side over head in my bus camper....was chatting with a fella in the highway patrol on my ham rig and cleared with him...about a mile down the road there was a semi approaching followed by an unmarked police car just covered in antennas...I grabbed my mike, keyed it, and let the semi know that there was a plain brown wrapper on his back door......what came back was "you got the wrong mike"...boy did I ever feel dumb.....same smokey that I was chatting with on 2M.......after that I made double sure I had the right mike in my hand......anyways...now I don`t have a CB, although found that the CB was handier than the VHF rig, and now am inactive on the ham bands, (antiquated gear), almost the last time I was on, I was still on RTTY,...when the contests came in I went out....I was a rag chewer with many interesting people around the world....maybe I`ll dust off the old FT-101E and give the 6 element Super Thunderbird a spin and see what`s on, LOL......best 73's....88's, if applicable...( if it hasn`t been outlawed) LOL...Ben.... VE4AIS
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Old 01-30-2006, 06:36 PM   #19
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Thanks Fellows - this has been a fun thread to read. I installed the CB by wiring a 12v plug to it and using the accessory plug - why go to the bother of hard wiring it if it doesn't work? Good thing I did - she's dead as a doornail. She'll light up for a second and then drop out. In anycase, nothing invested, so no loss. But I do feel inspired to go out and get a new one now! They are pretty cheap - looks like you can get a decent mobile rig and antennae for not much over 100 dollars (US). I'll wait until the upholstry is done though - Thanks for all the feedback! Alec

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