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Active CB Users

PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:45 pm
by tegsy1
Hi All,has anyone got some decent CB frequencies? I am in merseyside and I bought the new 2015 scanner directory programmed the frequencies in and have not heard a single one as yet,its the same for the shopwatch frequency Nothing.

Re: active cb users

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:57 pm
by bonjqvi
I had same problem then altered the steps from 5k to 12.5k works a treat

Re: active cb users

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:17 pm
by JGR
I do not think there is that many CB users out there these days, out here in the sticks it would be a lonely place if you were a CB user and without a good antenna system you will hear nothing until the propagation allows international contacts then the band comes alive. :sad:

Re: active cb users

PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:39 am
by BlackKnight_UK
According to the Facebook groups there are quite a few and they run nets at weekends, but I bought a handheld to try and get back into it and in 12 months I've heard 2 people and spoke to no one :huh:

Re: active cb users

PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:33 am
by JGR
BlackKnight_UK wrote:According to the Facebook groups there are quite a few and they run nets at weekends, but I bought a handheld to try and get back into it and in 12 months I've heard 2 people and spoke to no one :huh:

You will need an good external antenna to enable you to get the range unless you go out and seek the highest location above sea level as hand helds are some what limited in the range they cover, I honestly thought with the new legislation changes that some of the older CB users would come back on but I guess a lot of it has gone in favour of the text message and facebook. Too much nostalgia I think on my part :sad:

Re: active cb users

PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:06 pm
by m0lsx
Plenty of CB'ers round here, they are the same individuals you hear on 2 meters.

Re: active cb users

PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:46 pm
by Crazylegs
JGR wrote:
BlackKnight_UK wrote:According to the Facebook groups there are quite a few and they run nets at weekends, but I bought a handheld to try and get back into it and in 12 months I've heard 2 people and spoke to no one :huh:

You will need an good external antenna to enable you to get the range unless you go out and seek the highest location above sea level as hand helds are some what limited in the range they cover, I honestly thought with the new legislation changes that some of the older CB users would come back on but I guess a lot of it has gone in favour of the text message and facebook. Too much nostalgia I think on my part :sad:


With a lot of the diatribe of CB'ers over the years its probably best they do stick to fartbook and texting :laughs:

Re: active cb users

PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:29 pm
by m0lsx
Crazylegs wrote: With a lot of the diatribe of CB'ers over the years its probably best they do stick to fartbook and texting :laughs:


I'm not so sure. I heard a little cabal on CB discussing an upcoming amateur radio club committee meeting.

Re: active cb users

PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:22 pm
by tegsy1
Thanks for all the replies. :thumbup:

Re: active cb users

PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:37 am
by BlackKnight_UK
I was considering getting a new base antenna to replace the old one which is still there, and an SSB radio, maybe I should have done that instead of buying a multi handheld.