Last post on Sep 09, 2007 at 2:45 PM
You are in the Classic Cars
What is this discussion about?
#15 of 23 Is a CB...
Feb 10, 2003 (8:34 am)
...the same thing as a ham radio?
Feb 10, 2003 (11:30 am)
Ham radios operate on frequecies (UHF?)that have incredible range. You can talk to people all over the world. CBs have a range of a few perhaps 10-15 miles IIRC.
I wonder what I could get for mine on Ebay.
You got that one Mellow Yellow, out.
Feb 10, 2003 (12:00 pm)
Licensed Ham operators have a very low opinion of Citizen's Band. It takes a great deal of study and a license to become a Ham operator.
Ham operators can operate at 1000 watts and CB's are limited (I think) to 3 1/2 watts output.
"Someone" I know once keyed up the mike of his ham radio and played a sound effect record of a car crash on Citizen' Band.
At the time there were 23 channels. The car crash was heard that night, I believe, on all 23 channels from LA to San Diego!
Good thing the FCC didn't catch the person who pulled that prank!
Feb 10, 2003 (7:44 pm)
I was cleaning out my "parts" room to make room for more parts the other day when I found my old 23 channel CB. It was a uniden mini. In the box was my FCC license! I didn't even remember sending off for it. 'Course much of the 70's are a blurr anyway....so that is not surprising!!!!
#19 of 23 Actually....
Feb 11, 2003 (8:15 am)
Its not that hard to get a ham license...depending what level of priveleges you choose to seek(i.e what frequencies you can talk on) A tech class license(which is what I have) is not all that hard to get. There is definately a lot more involved in acquiring the higher class licenses. Usually local amateur radio clubs will offer classes to prepare you for the test.
I remember my brother back in the 70s getting a Royce 23 channel($$$) CB and having to acquire a license.
Feb 11, 2003 (2:27 pm)
Morse Code? Back when I wanted to get a license, knowing MC was a requirement.
Since it all sounded the same to me, I never got a license but used a friends call letters instead.
I quickly became bored with it and lost interest.
It was fun, though being able to open the neighbor's garage door by keying the mike.
The Ham radio was (I think) a Multi-Elmac?
Wow...this is a long time ago, but I think one of my CB's was a Johnson Messenger II and the other one I had was a General MC-5 ?
Or am I dreaming...?
Feb 12, 2003 (8:57 am)
Actually you can get a tech class license either with or without code. When I took my test the code section did not cost any more...so I gave it a whirl despite 0% preparation. I have had my license since 96...and really only use it sparingly at work.
Jul 04, 2006 (9:43 am)
the "Cow Paddy Daddy"
I used to chase them breeders slingin' my paddies ....
#23 of 23 Red Hot Mama from Iowa
Sep 09, 2007 (2:45 pm)
Hi! Many years ago, I was the Red Hot Mama, and I lived in Iowa. It's almost like it was another life I lived before my present one!
I remember "Little Junior," "Ding Dong Daddy," "Droopy Drawers," "Swisher," "Dingaling," "Silver Turtle," and a lot more!