27MHZ SSB CB

Submitted: Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 10:43
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I notice that both Uniden and GME no longer appear to make 27MHZ AM CB with SSB. (At least no longer listed on their websites)

Does anyone know if this is a commercial decision - or have the authorities mandated that we can't use SSB anymore?

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 10:48

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 10:48
nobody uses 27meg anymore...
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Follow Up By: drogger - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 11:08

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 11:08
That's not the question
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Follow Up By: Utemad - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 11:11

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 11:11
If nobody uses them anymore it means nobody buys them anymore.

It would be a good reason to not sell them anymore don't you think?

Some people do still use them however since you can pick up a second hand radio for bugger all it is not worth spending $300 or so on a new one.
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 16:23

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 16:23
Ive still got mine, but you are hard pressed talking to anyone...
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 21:29

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 21:29
they arnt sold for the exact same reason that your local electrical store no longer sells beta videos. It would make no sense to have a brand new beta with no videos to watch same as it makes no sense to have a radio and noone to talk to
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 22:04

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 22:04
I have the PC122 in my truck cause when I joined our club, people still used it.

Now our club standard is UHF... Havent turned mine on for over 18mths.bleepI dont even know where the ariel is for it..

Might make a few million on it, sell it on ebay.

I have a Beta Video forsale as well.... and a morsecode machine here ;)

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Follow Up By: signman - Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 13:54

Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 13:54
I'll have the morse code machine...what model is it?? paddle or key??
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Reply By: Footloose - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 12:04

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 12:04
27meg is still legal , but users are scarce. It's a commercial decision.
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Reply By: Member - Banjo (SA) - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 12:28

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 12:28
I monitor mine on occasions as I cruise around Adelaide - there are still some users chatting across Oz on SSB (house to house - not mobiles). As long as someone might be on there, I'll keep mine as a backup to the Barrett - In the centre of Oz it can be quite easy to get out to the coast in all directions if there is a bit of skip about - a 50/50 chance it seems - comes and goes. Not worth buying now but worth keeping an existing I think. Not forgetting that they run at around 12-15 Watts on 13/14 volts. Ulara to Hobart and Cairns at lunchtime, while mobile, is not bad for a CB ! As has been said, we do need someone on channel to be listening but !
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Reply By: Member - Geoff M (Newcastle) - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 16:38

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 16:38
The market has spoken on 27meg CB's, nobody was buying them new. The manufacturers aren't going to make something they can't sell.
If you own a HF, get it setup to receive the 27meg CB channels. (Yes, I do know if you don't already own a HF this is expensive)
Advantage of that is you can get a UHF, plenty of people to talk too and also the added advantage of the HF long range communications. Then you can monitor the 27meg band if you feel like it.

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Reply By: drogger - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 20:54

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 20:54
Thanks everyone.

I wouldn't be so quick to write of 27 MHz as quickly as some seem to.

Jeff
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 23:50

Monday, Jun 06, 2005 at 23:50
I would be.

HF or UHF. I wouldn't bother mounting a dedicated 27 meg set in any vehicle of mine now. In fact if I can find it you can have it. But I think I binned it when I last moved house. Got non SSB set somewhere too and that's as useless as a condom machine at the vatican.

Dave
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