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CB radios

Post by Jakubclaret » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:25 pm

Hi, I'm just wondering if anybody still uses them, I was having a look at them on eBay the other day & reminiscing when I had a rig, wasn't sideband for long distance just a 40 channel for local with a whip lash aerial & a indoor with a magmount on a metal biscuit tin.

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Re: CB radios

Post by tim_noone » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:44 pm

Jakubclaret wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:25 pm
Hi, I'm just wondering if anybody still uses them, I was having a look at them on eBay the other day & reminiscing when I had a rig, wasn't sideband for long distance just a 40 channel for local with a whip lash aerial & a indoor with a magmount on a metal biscuit tin.
Was there anybody there? ;)
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Re: CB radios

Post by Bosscat » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:46 pm

10-4 good buddy ..... eyeball eyeball :lol: :lol: :lol:

Snap :lol: :lol: :lol:

Back in the early 80's we all had them ....

1971 Toyota Celica with a 5ft Firestick on the bootlid and an indoor biscuit tin whip aerial... slide mount in the car for quick removal, and one in doors to plug it in at home :D

Record Town Breakers Club .... used to do all sorts ... convoys to Blackpool ... monthly meets etc ... :D

Jesus m8
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Re: CB radios

Post by Jakubclaret » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:50 pm

tim_noone wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:44 pm
Was there anybody there? ;)
Back in day, 19 for a copy, I haven’t used 1 for yonks hence asking, still see some house roofs & vehicles with the Ariels mostly 4x4s land rovers etc. Don’t think as many people use them now.

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Re: CB radios

Post by Bfcboyo » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:54 pm

People text or use the mobile instead. I see where your going. Your an undercover BBC reporter trying to uncover the Cb radio drugs trade left behind in the North.

Well not tonight sonny. Your busted.
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Re: CB radios

Post by Devils_Advocate » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:54 pm

Wasn't it the 80's version of Grinder?
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Re: CB radios

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Re: CB radios

Post by CharlieinNewMexico » Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:01 am

Is that the same as ham radio now I think? Or is that a different thing. Had an acquaintance that would disappear into his back room all night and talk to radiophiles from all over the world.

Just like Snapchat 😂

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Re: CB radios

Post by claretblue » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:16 am

CharlieinNewMexico wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:01 am
and talk to radiophiles from all over the world
‘...friends all over the world, all over the world - none in this country but all over the world!...’

c/o Hancocks Half Hour - Radio Ham!

:D

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Re: CB radios

Post by snapcrackleandpop » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:35 am

Bucketmouth :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: CB radios

Post by damo_whitehead » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:32 am

My dad still runs his business now in his early 70s repairing, supplying and hiring radios. Works a lot with local Burnley taxi companies as well as more major events such as concerts and TV shows. Definitely a small market, but still surviving in commercial environments

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Re: CB radios

Post by Im_not_Robbie_Blake » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:09 am

They used to operate at the lay-by on top of the hills between Colne and Carleton. It's also a favourite spot for UFO-watching geeks.

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Re: CB radios

Post by houseboy » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:16 am

Bosscat wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:46 pm
10-4 good buddy ..... eyeball eyeball :lol: :lol: :lol:

Snap :lol: :lol: :lol:

Back in the early 80's we all had them ....

1971 Toyota Celica with a 5ft Firestick on the bootlid and an indoor biscuit tin whip aerial... slide mount in the car for quick removal, and one in doors to plug it in at home :D

Record Town Breakers Club .... used to do all sorts ... convoys to Blackpool ... monthly meets etc ... :D

Jesus m8
FFS Boss - were you really into all that 10-4 good buddy stuff? :lol: :lol: :lol: I was too busy taking heavy narcotics and getting p!ssed to get into it. It was all harmless but I used to think they were all a bit weird (or was that me?). 8-) 8-) 8-)

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Re: CB radios

Post by Dinks » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:21 am

People who used to do CB radio were bellends

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Re: CB radios

Post by Better Call Saul » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:27 am

Dinks wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:21 am
People who used to do CB radio were bellends
You can tell the schools are holiday with the comment above.
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Re: CB radios

Post by IanMcL » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:29 am

CharlieinNewMexico wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:01 am
Is that the same as ham radio now I think? Or is that a different thing. Had an acquaintance that would disappear into his back room all night and talk to radiophiles from all over the world.

Just like Snapchat 😂
Ham radio was/is very serious and has worldwide communication. You have to qualify for a licence!

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Re: CB radios

Post by Bosscat » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:30 am

houseboy wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:16 am
FFS Boss - were you really into all that 10-4 good buddy stuff? :lol: :lol: :lol: I was too busy taking heavy narcotics and getting p!ssed to get into it. It was all harmless but I used to think they were all a bit weird (or was that me?). 8-) 8-) 8-)
:D Girls went mad for the trips off m8.... Plus the Celica turned into a "Dukes of Hazard ;) General Lee" look a like 2 door pillarless coupe ... on a dark night, squinting and wearing mirror shades.... we even used to practise jumoing in with the doors shut... we were that sad :lol: :lol: :lol:

Lost count of the late night conquests that car saw before it went to that great Scrapyard in the sky :( I loved that car and the adventures we had in it :D ...

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Re: CB radios

Post by Dinks » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:36 am

Better Call Saul wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:27 am
You can tell the schools are holiday with the comment above.
10/4 good buddy
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Re: CB radios

Post by Billy Balfour » Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:07 am

Funny this should be brought up. Last week a couple of older colleagues were reminiscing about their late teens and CB radio. Sounded dull, but each to their own. One story made my laugh though. Apparently, one of them got chatting to a woman called Sexy-Love-Bunny. She invited him over to her house for 'beer and much fun'. When he got there a twenty stone woman answered the door and growled "well have you brought the fecking beer or what!". He said he did a runner.
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Re: CB radios

Post by houseboy » Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:41 am

Bosscat wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:30 am
:D Girls went mad for the trips off m8.... Plus the Celica turned into a "Dukes of Hazard ;) General Lee" look a like 2 door pillarless coupe ... on a dark night, squinting and wearing mirror shades.... we even used to practise jumoing in with the doors shut... we were that sad :lol: :lol: :lol:

Lost count of the late night conquests that car saw before it went to that great Scrapyard in the sky :( I loved that car and the adventures we had in it :D ...
Sounds fun mate...but did you ever pull a 'Daisy Duke'? I think she was the only reason I watched that programme, those legs went on forever. Boss Hogg made me laugh though.
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Re: CB radios

Post by houseboy » Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:45 am

Billy Balfour wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:07 am
Funny this should be brought up. Last week a couple of older colleagues were reminiscing about their late teens and CB radio. Sounded dull, but each to their own. One story made my laugh though. Apparently, one of them got chatting to a woman called Sexy-Love-Bunny. She invited him over to her house for 'beer and much fun'. When he got there a twenty stone woman answered the door and growled "well have you brought the fecking beer or what!". He said he did a runner.
I think I slept with her once.



I've never been to bed with an ugly woman - but I've woke up with a few.

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Re: CB radios

Post by Billy Balfour » Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:17 pm

houseboy wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:45 am
I think I slept with her once.
I hope you wore a rubber duck.
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Re: CB radios

Post by IanMcL » Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:31 pm

He was probably part of a convoy! :o
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