CB Radio 27mg

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Dose anyone still use the 27mg CB Radio anymore? I found an olld one in the shed the other day, turned it on and all i got was our northen neighbours talking
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 16:55

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 16:55
Seems to be dead as a mobile comms tool, but there are still home bases CB'ers on the airwaves most days. Lower sideband Ch 35 can be crammed with chatter at times (I have one at home in the shed).
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Follow Up By: Member - GREENDOG - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 19:49

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 19:49
So what model radio do have in the shed
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Follow Up By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 20:44

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 20:44
Uniden PC122XL - originally bought it as a quality 27Meg CB for distance comms (via SSB) - when I got into long distance HF (Barrett 950 system) I retained that CB as a backup means of communicationg (at times, we got out to Cairns and Hobart from around Yulara, while mobile even !). Decided to shelve it as backup when we changed cars - we now just use UHF and HF - there seems to be no real market for it, so I've set it up in the shed and turn it on at times while working in there (I've strung a dipole antenna across the back yard).
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Reply By: Member - Niss42 - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 17:13

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 17:13
G'day Cobber.
I have both UHF & 27 MHZ installed.
I also have an additional 27MHZ fitted with a cig plug & a magnetic base aerial which I give to another couple that occasionally travel with us.
We can then communicate with each other whilst on the road, and I can relay any other info I may receive on the UHF.
Works well with us.

niss42
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Reply By: Member - Shane D (QLD) - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 17:48

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 17:48
I still have a 27 meg set and it does get some use and I believe it will make a comeback.
Laugh you may, but once upon a time all the idiots had 27 meg CB, so poeple went to UHF, now all the idiots have UHF, the good ole CB is very quite, bar for a few who can actually get a word in, in a city enviroment.
Shane
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 17:54

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 17:54
Funny about this,Yesterday i was speaking to someone about it,questioned all the aerials on his rig,Oh thats a 27meg and i love it because not many people use it anymore....



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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 18:08

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 18:08
Yes, still have mine.
Don't use it too much.

If some one else on an outing has one, use it then.

On side band, they have better range than UHF and are good for leader/tail end charlie to use.
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Reply By: Member - Michael O (NSW) - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 18:26

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 18:26
Keep something long enough and it will eventually come back into fashion...

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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 18:58

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 18:58
UHF took over the airwaves because the clarity was stacks better than 27 MHz. That was the main downside.
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Reply By: bordertrek - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 19:18

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 19:18
I used to have a top'a the range Uniden Pro 27meg. 40 channel, usb, lsb etc etc it was already in the Patrol when I bought it. Sold it on ebay for about a 100 bucks cos I thought they'd never make a comeback but knowing they have a range better than HF's in the right conditions and set up I kinda wished I kept it now.
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Reply By: Member - GREENDOG - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 19:59

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 19:59
I operate a 27mg base station here at home and when the skip is good i can talk around the world,late at night for the Europion country's, MId mornin for the yanks but they have dropped out a bit,i've spoken to people from Alaska,Canada,Sth America,and do'nt be mistaken this is all done on a normal 27mg radio not HAM radio the anntena i operate is a 5 Element Beam.cheer's GREENDOG
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 13:28

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 13:28
The guy i was talking to also mentioned this,he said one bloke was from Melbourne and he thought 40km's thats not bad range,arrrgh Melbourne,Florida lol



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Reply By: howesy - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 20:06

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 20:06
Thing i used to like about the uper and lower side band was that if you had to make an emergency call you just pick the right chanel or just use emerg. chanel and the skip wave would usually always get you someone. They may have been in another state but you tell them who to contact what was wrong and where you were and not having to worry about repeaters.

I still got mine and it works a treat.
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 20:22

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 20:22
Ten four rubber ducks!!! I still have my Uniden SSB unit.. Michael
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Follow Up By: Rod W - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 09:15

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 09:15
"Ten four rubber ducks"... now thats Convoy talk and I've got the DVD on order... "and I'm about to put the hammer down".
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 23:26

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 23:26
saw the dvd in the vid store just today............. thought about but naaa probabally wouldnt be the same as watching it at the movies as an 11 year old with all your mates
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Reply By: Lotzi - Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 20:33

Monday, Feb 23, 2009 at 20:33
G'day cobber

I also have a 27 meg, it has been in the shed for a while, got sick of all the crap around town, mine will be fitted to the new vehicle, I think that there are more around than is thought.

So hang on to it as they may make a comeback, I think they were better than the new 40 channel ones out in the scrub, not line of sight.

cheers
Lotzi
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Reply By: Mick15 - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 19:26

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2009 at 19:26
Was just talking to a mate about this 2 days ago, seems when you head into cities uhf gets pretty busy for chit chat, my barrett 550 has the 40 27Mhz channels programmed in, only thing is that you have to cruise around with a 6 foot whip to use it...
Ive got an old 27Mhz cb in a shed somwhere maybe i'll run that as well!?
Shouldn't look too bad as i only run a 3db raised feed UHF on the front or roof and the autotune is on the back...

I say go for it!
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