Disappointed with the bad language on cb

Forum for CB, PMR, Ham, Business users, GMRS, Repeaters and all other TX Chat

Disappointed with the bad language on cb

Postby ajrm » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:02 am

It's been quite a few years since I operated a CB radio, over 35, probably.
I recently bought a mobile and a handheld set, but haven't really used them much.
This weekend, we had a family gathering and I let my grandsons listen to the mobile, set up in the house, connected to a Thunderpole 5. We live between Dover and Ramsgate in Kent.
Within a few minutes, they heard a conversation on ch 19 FM , luckily, so did I, and the language was appalling. Every second word started with an F!
I'm very disappointed that people seem to think it's ok to use that sort of language on the air, perhaps that's the reason I haven't used a CB for 35 years!
I have no idea who they were, but they certainly weren't youngsters. I have heard them a few times since, always on ch19, and the bad language is still being used, so it wasn't a one off.
Is this what CB is like now?
I can pick up all the free banding channels on the mobile rig and the hand portable picks up AM and all the European channels, looks like I'll be giving FM a wide berth from now on!
ajrm
 
Posts: 25
Joined: Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:38 pm

Re: Disappointed with the bad language on cb

Postby G4RMT » Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:38 am

To be honest, every free and unlicensed system has this problem. They speak on the radio as they speak at home, and cannot see how their use of language is wrong. A social problem, and when I'm working in schools, it really grates on me hearing younger girls using language like this without thinking. I realise I'm old, this is probably sexist, ageist and classist but I'm on my own. Everyone seems to 'tune it out'. When I did my teacher training in 1996, there was a document in the communication studies sessions detailing the socio-economic groups that small groups belonged to. At the time, ham radio was two groups ahead of CB - Ham radio were B, C1, C2 and CB was C2,D, E. Ham radio seems to have dropped a group since then - fewer B's and more D's.

I guess it's just how it is?
G4RMT
 
Posts: 1102
Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:45 pm

Re: Disappointed with the bad language on cb

Postby Chris P » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:24 pm

Marine licenced use is often no better
Regards Chris aka G8FFF nipper or tazmin88
Chris P
 
Posts: 363
Joined: Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:20 pm
Location: 6.5nM west of 06 threshold marham

Re: Disappointed with the bad language on cb

Postby m0lsx » Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:15 pm

Chris P wrote:Marine licenced use is often no better



You must be listening to those charming Irish fishermen on ********* HF.
Buy a database from Kimmy JS19 via http://ukscanningdirectory.co.uk/
Or do Google search of this forum via https://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=partner-pub-6291336405621919:2662881632
73 De Alan (M0LSX.)
http://www.qrz.com/db/M0LSX"
User avatar
m0lsx
 
Posts: 5361
Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:14 pm
Location: Norwich. TG21.

Re: Disappointed with the bad language on cb

Postby Chris P » Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:03 pm

no local fishermen in wells and Hunstanton
Regards Chris aka G8FFF nipper or tazmin88
Chris P
 
Posts: 363
Joined: Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:20 pm
Location: 6.5nM west of 06 threshold marham

Re: Disappointed with the bad language on cb

Postby m0lsx » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:01 pm

Chris P wrote:no local fishermen in wells and Hunstanton

Hunstanton is my hometown & I am often over there, but I rarely hear any marine activity other than from a well known muppet who QSO's on there.
Buy a database from Kimmy JS19 via http://ukscanningdirectory.co.uk/
Or do Google search of this forum via https://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=partner-pub-6291336405621919:2662881632
73 De Alan (M0LSX.)
http://www.qrz.com/db/M0LSX"
User avatar
m0lsx
 
Posts: 5361
Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:14 pm
Location: Norwich. TG21.

Re: Disappointed with the bad language on cb

Postby ajrm » Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:05 am

i guess it's just the times we live in then.....
ajrm
 
Posts: 25
Joined: Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:38 pm

Re: Disappointed with the bad language on cb

Postby scanhermit » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:35 pm

Besides the hash, muppets swearing, using burners and keying the mike helped drive me off CB in the 80s. It was as bad back then.
scanhermit
 
Posts: 15
Joined: Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:14 pm

Re: Disappointed with the bad language on cb

Postby BlackKnight_UK » Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:05 am

I guess its good to know some things never change :huh:
User avatar
BlackKnight_UK
 
Posts: 56
Joined: Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:04 pm
Location: Somerset

Re: Disappointed with the bad language on cb

Postby Mick M5AED » Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:16 pm

If you do not have an amateur radio license then why not go for it ? I have only returned to radio recently and I became aware of changes in the studying and type of license. There are now three grades of license and the RAE that I took not in use any more. I think the basic license is the Foundation which will give you an M6 call sign. Before anyone shouts "M6 limited to 10 watts" I am aware of that. What is wrong with 10 watts ?, I am a keen QRP user and stick to only 5 watts. Perhaps you know all this already, if not it is well worth considering.
Mick M5AED
 
Posts: 75
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:01 am

Next

Return to The TX'ers Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest