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Newbie; Old handheld is it working
Topic Started: Sunday, 11. February 2018, 19:36 (112 Views)
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Hi guys
first time I've posted and first time I've entered the world of CB since 1982
I have an old handheld Midland that receives ok but can't seem to make contact with anyone
Could be broken or just out of range I don't know is there anyway I can test it or is there anyone around the area reading this that I can see if it's picking up
I'm in rossendale Lancashire but I am willing to travel to see if this thing is working and if not could it be repaired
thanks for reading guys any help is welcome
Regards Barrie
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Hi Barrie, welcome to CTDX. If your radio receives ok it may just be that there's nobody in range, especially if you're only using the telescopic antenna. Also, most people use SSB now that it's legal so UK FM is "dead" in many areas (including mine). I'm only about 8 miles from you, just North of Burnley, and I very rarely hear anyone on FM but I hear plenty on SSB when conditions are good. I'm originally from Rossendale myself (Haslingden & Helmshore) and I know there are a few good high locations in your area where you should be able to get some contacts, even with a handheld radio & telescopic antenna.....Cribden Hill (Haslingden), for example, is a great place to try. If you have transport then I would suggest Pendle Hill, about 11 miles away from Rossendale (just a couple of miles N.W. of Burnley).
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Hi pagan
yeah I went up onto rooley moor and heard a few people on it but again not able to contact anyone saying that these guys sounded like they were from Manchester so a fair distance also batteries were dying so maybe that was an issue.
I've sent you a pm as well
Regards Barrie
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