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Offline Crazy Ivan

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CEPT40 or 27/81 still being used anywhere?
« on: January 07, 2014, 17:56:19 PM »
Hi all,

   Long time since I posted here now! I know this question comes up on every radio forum every few months but does anyone know if CB is still alive anywhere? By CB, I mean "old skool" 40-channel CEPT radios or 27/81 UK. No USB or 27.555 or anything like that. I mean local work with 4 watts and a magmount or a homebase antenna?

   I'm living in County Galway and a few years ago I powered up one of my CBs for the craic and actually had a conversation with someone! No lift or anything - the guy was about 5 miles away. When I lived in Donegal, we used 27/81 sets on FM though I don't think these were ever used around here.

   Is it still happening anywhere or is it just Fr. Murphy on a Sunday morning?

   I have no doubt that 10m radios are going fairly strong when there are lift conditions but what about chatting with the locals?

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Re: CEPT40 or 27/81 still being used anywhere?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 10:07:08 AM »
Little interest groups pop up from time to time but seemingly fade away or go on to Licensed Radio.

I'd have thought that Donegal was still a hot bed but maybe all on the USB DX as you say.

Last year there were a few Sunday mornings where I was chatting on the UKFM but I did not have a good Summer just past.

I'm hardly monitoring any more, on flat days I select D FM and scan, I'd pick up some trucks but they had difficulty coming back.
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Offline Crazy Ivan

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Re: CEPT40 or 27/81 still being used anywhere?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 12:52:11 PM »
Thanks gbee.

Is FM being used? I thought that was a strange abnormality in Donegal when I lived there (as opposed to the standard CEPT AM rigs). Is it used more widely than that? UK40 on FM I mean. I still have that rig as well!