cb radio

Submitted: Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 14:04
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was just wondering if there is any way to trace a single uhf cb radio user?
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Reply By: Leroy - Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 14:08

Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 14:08
I reckon everyone has had an occasion where they would love to of been able to track somebleepbrain for being an idiot on the radio.

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Reply By: Utemad - Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 14:31

Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 14:31
I remember in the good old days of 27Mhz that you could make a directional antenna. You would drive to one location and point it in the direction of best reception and draw a line on your map. You could then repeat this process a few times in different locations to find the approximate location.

I imagine it would be possible with UHF too although if the guy is using a repeater you would need to hear him on the uplink channel before you could undertake this process otherwise all you will find is the repeater.

Obviously the guy needs to be stationary for this to work. If he is driving around he would be near impossible to locate.

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Follow Up By: Member - Brett H (QLD) - Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 17:14

Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 17:14
I remember having an antenna splitter with a coathanger connected to it. I could switch between te proper antenna and the coathanger. Its shape made it "sort of" directional. Rf gain up and down.....squelch adjustments...drive round and round. Then unplug the antenna all together and when you hear the plonker you are pretty damn close.

THe good old days.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 14:42

Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 14:42
27 meg? Yes.
UHF Within a reasonable area, but depends where he is, bush, city, open area, repeaters etc..
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 14:58

Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 14:58
Simple Answer (if he is stationary) - Yes
Practical Answer - No (because YOU probally HAVE a life, and don't have the time and or money to spend on following some indiot around the suburbs).
They know this, that's why the carry on like morons.
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Reply By: John Paisley - Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 15:19

Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 15:19
Driving across the West Gate Bridge in Melb and on the ring road quite often can be heard some clown singing and creating havoc on the truckie chan 40.
He does it so often that he must be at a fixed location, maybe locked in his bedroom.
I am sure the truckies would like to be able to trace him, and then all drive to his place some evening.
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Reply By: Dave from Fraser Coast 4WD Club - Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 19:48

Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 19:48
I understand that the ACA has the ability to track locations, it actually wouldn't be too difficult if you had a few fixed locations with directional antennas.

If he is breaking the rules of the group license (that's not the right term) then they may be interested enough to do something, (but then again they may not)
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Reply By: rickwagupatrol - Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 21:35

Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 21:35
simple really,,,,,,get a group of four or five vehicles, start at a central point where you thing he/she might be. fan out into circular pattern, then slowly close in, wqatching the signal strengh. as the strengh increases, turn down the squelch. you can usually get within three or four houses by doing this.
a few of us over here did it when we had a kid swearing at us all day long. knocked on his door (large antennae was the final giveaway ), had a chat with his dad, and the kid got a flogging for being such a pain.

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