Does 27 meg live ?

Submitted: Sunday, Oct 26, 2003 at 21:09
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I have the latest long range HF system and UHF in the chariot, plus a perfectly good AM/SSB 27 meg CB. I have used this CB while mobile a few years back and reached out up to 2000-2500 clicks on occasions (5 foot helical whip even). For that reason I decided to keep it as a back up system in case the long range HF stuffed up (people have been saved on the strength of CB - SSB @12 watts I'm told). Questions is, is anyone listening ? Not much use if the other users have packed up and quit the scene. Is there still a 27 meg CB community out there ? I had trouble actually monitoring anyone the few times I tried.Why I am here looking at this screen ?
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Oct 26, 2003 at 21:33

Sunday, Oct 26, 2003 at 21:33
yea search the archives, there are.
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Reply By: Foss - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 12:28

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 12:28
G'Day Mixo

The old 27Mhz is fading out a little but people still use it. mostly on SSB for long range chatting when conditions are right though.

Having said that I managed to get an ambulance chopper into a remote location in the Vic high country when I found two groups of trail riders that had colided head on in a forest. Two of them were very badly injured and they hadn't seen anyone since the prang. I got hold of a bloke (on Ch 35 USB, which is the most likely place to find someone) in the Atherton Tablelands (Nth QLD) who went next door and got the cop that lived there and the rest is history.

If the 27meg radio isn't in the way I'de keep it.

cheers

Foss.
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Reply By: Big Trev - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 12:55

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 12:55
I would recomend that you keep it.

UHF are OK for line of sight, and if you have access to a repeater. Sat Phones don't always work despite what the advertisers say.

Like the person who posted before me, you might not get anybody in an emergency on the straight 27 meg, but in either Upper Side Band (USB) or Lower Side Band (LSB) your chances of being heard are pretty good, albeit in far off location, but who cares as long as you get the required help.
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Follow Up By: Chris (W.A.) - Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 15:14

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 15:14
I've decided on keeping the 27meg u/lsb along with the portable HF radio. My friend was in the Kimberley and got talking to a couple where they had to report in on their HF autotune type daily. Mate got hold of somebody in Victoria on his 27meg whereas they couldn't pick up any one at all.
So definitely keep hold of the 27meg, good backup to the HF.
Regards
chrisNice southerly coastal fishing trip someday.
Chris
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Reply By: tex1972 - Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 19:22

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 19:22
big brother is always listening
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Follow Up By: Member - Bradley- Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 14:24

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 14:24
Fox Mulder ??????? i wondered where he had gone........:-)Life is short- but there's always time for a yarda.
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Reply By: Mixo - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 08:29

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 08:29
Thanks for those suggestions.... confirms to me the value of keeping it on board.
As commented, they can have a great reach at times.Why I am here looking at this screen ?
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