am cb radios

Submitted: Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 23:04
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Hi,

tonight I bought myself a Pearce Simpson Super Cheetah AM/SSB CB Radio.

I was sure I had my old Super Panther stored away but couldn't find it anywhere.

It'll be in teresting to turn it on at night while we're travelling acoross to Broome next month. Looking at the interest in AM/SSB CB Radios on Ebay there must people firing them up to have a yack.

Can anyone remind me what the call channel is on the side bands?

Hoo roo,
Steve
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Reply By: Member - Brian R (WA) - Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 00:05

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 00:05
Hi Steve

Yes we do forget???? it's an age thing or things just changing soooo fast.
I just GOOGLED and come up with.....Channel 11 for AM and Channel 16 for SSB hope you have some luck
Brian R
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Follow Up By: Member - eighty matey - Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 07:02

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 07:02
Thanks for that Brian. I didn't even think about Googling for them.

I figure that now I've bought another set I'll find my old ones, but that's life.

It'll be interesting to have a listen to what's going on, if anything.

Hoo roo,
Steve
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Reply By: Ian & Sue - Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 08:54

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 08:54
Wow! memories.... I remember buying the Super Panther new a few years ago, not going to say how many though as it is frightening me. :-)
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Follow Up By: PJR (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 09:23

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 09:23
Isn't it the older you get the younger you get.
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 19:14

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 19:14
I bought my Super Panther in 1976, 40 channel unit modified to 69 channels from memory. I was one of the unlucky one and had it taken from me by a Radio Inspector.. I don't think i ever quite got over that !! LOL! Michael


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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 19:23

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 19:23
OOhh ! Forgot to mention that i still have my Uniden Grant sitting on the dash of the Patrol. You get a bit of skip from around the world from time to time and a lot more skip from around Australia than you would expect. I lot less bad language on the 27 meg than I cop on UHF.. !!! Michael





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Reply By: PJR (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 09:22

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 09:22
Memories. Yep. The Apollo still works and I do believe the FT707 still has 11 meters available.

Maybe it's worth plugging in.
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 09:26

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 09:26
SSSHHH..... or the feds will get you.

They are watching.
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Follow Up By: PJR (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 09:54

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 09:54
I know. I thought that you would pop in.

I saw the old local boss man at the footy on Sunday. No worries though. He is retired now so we swapped a few stories as me being an ex divisional president and he being the ex RI.

One day he was testing inteferance at a neighbours place and we ran up the 707 to see what it was like. Silly fools. No dummy load!!! We took the top of the radio to clean the signal up a bit and got a bit of feedback that blew the finals. Ah well it was clean then. Bypassed them and worked for about six months on driver power (3/4 watt) until I could afford replacemenst. Even got a 10M contact to Burbank, California on it using a Parasol antenna. The days of doing things on a very (tiny) budget. The 707 - an excellent radio (I have two).

The neighbour was basically told to suck eggs and fix his stereo (suspect ownership as well ).

So I won't say a thing. Okay. QRT, ZGN and so on.
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Reply By: Rod W - Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 10:18

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 10:18
I think you'll get frustrated with the chatter coming down from our northern neighbours
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Follow Up By: PJR (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 10:34

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 10:34
Good point Rod

Still full of it is it? I wonder how 10 meters then?
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 12:10

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 12:10
I agree with you Rod.
Unless they are going to learn 4 or 5 other languages then it won't be much use, very few will be speaking Orstrayan.
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Reply By: teza - Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 12:39

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 12:39
Hi Steve.

We use the AM radios regularly in the pilot cars for the oversize vehicles as they give us uninterrupted communications with the truck drivers. Plus the fact no one else uses them and most don't have a scan function so no rubbish to listen to. Get bit of chatter on sideband at night time but mostly overseas stuff. Have gone to a ground independent antenna now and that makes a difference compared to the old style.




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Follow Up By: Bill BD - Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 09:46

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 09:46
The little AM units that were around "back then" were great for convoys. They were a snap to mount under dash. Turn up the squelch and you get a clear, uninterrupted signal with no background. Other than the social side it was always the most useful part of a CB.
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Reply By: Member - eighty matey - Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 21:15

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 21:15
I have heard a fewe people on properties use the AM band because they don't get other people chattering.

It'll cost me about $100 to buy it and set it up in the Cruiser. That's not expensive and it might be interesting who I find. It's got to be better than listening to Radio Australia on the short wave.

What's the ground independent antenna, Teza. I'll Google it later but I'm interested to know.

Hoo roo,
Steve
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Follow Up By: Member - eighty matey - Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 21:28

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 21:28
Ah, good old ExplorOz.

I did Google Ground Independant Antenna and up popped ExplorOz Thread 25753, "Relevance of "ground independent" re UHF antenna".

Now I know I'll be popping into Gemcom tomorrow. A good antenna is a must.

Steve


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Follow Up By: teza - Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 10:34

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 10:34
Steve

Make sure the antenna is 27 meg and not uhf. I didn't even know there was a ground independent one available. Bought mine at Olbis in Brisbane for $115.

Lot of money but I wanted to mount the aerial on a fiberglass canopy.



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Follow Up By: Member - eighty matey - Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 19:15

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 at 19:15
Will definitely do that. I have that sorted, just waiting for the set to get sent.

Hoo roo,
Steve
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Reply By: craigandej - Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 23:02

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 23:02
10-4 Good Buddy, QRA, QRZ the breaker..........................
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Reply By: Life Member - Doug T (NT) - Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 21:59

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 21:59
Breaker....Breaker..

I had a Johnson Viking , i had a few little swithes on the back of it that would jump it up 10kc to slot in between channels 7 and 8 ..27.045, and also between 15 & 16, 27.145 these frequencies were alway quiet and there was a little network all over Australia using them, then along came UHF,

with those switches it would also go into the Australian 18 channel frequencies that were not on a 40 Ch set.

I wouldn't mind getting another 27 Mhz set one day...good hobby working the Skip.

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