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Call Sign : 26-CT-3807
Posts : 2
Times Thanked : 0
Join date : 2020-09-11
QTH or Location : Swindon Wiltshire
Equipment Used : CB
Age : 50

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PostSubject: Renewed CBer (recycled Teenager.) (Issued)   Renewed CBer (recycled Teenager.) (Issued) Icon_minitimeFri Sep 11, 2020 11:34 pm

Hi Guys, I am just starting up in CB again after a bit of a break (Mid 80's - Early 90's) I'm 50, in a wheelchair (Not that that really matters lol) 
I'm in Swindon in South West Uk & kind of nervous to key that mic again after such a long time. My interest was piqued again when I was watching youtube as I am a keen bushcrafter, Survivalist & Prepper & I saw one video that suggested getting a Ham Radio handheld, or at the very least a CB in case SHTF, comunication with Telephones/Mobiles goes down, that kind of thing. That got me thinking about when I was a kid, I had a CB wired up to my wheelchair. At the moment I only have a Midland Alan 42 but MAY also upgrade to a home base or a more substantial wheelchair based setup if I get back into the hobby like I once was back in '80s/90's.

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Call Sign : 26-CT-3239 , 26-TG-987 , 26-RB-060 , 26-CO-3239
Posts : 927
Times Thanked : 70
Join date : 2019-09-30
QTH or Location : SW London
Equipment Used : Colt Excalibur SSB, President GrantII JacksonII McKinley EU, CRTSS6900N, Cobra 148 GTL-DX MK2, Zetagi B550p, Bremi BRL200, RM KL200P, KL203P, KL503P, Sirio 4000, Sirio 3000 Bull, Antron99 Fire up , Hawkins Thunderbolt SSD58+ ,KPO NM532-KPO NM452- Astatic 575M6 , Uniden and AOR scanner
Age : 59

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PostSubject: Re: Renewed CBer (recycled Teenager.) (Issued)   Renewed CBer (recycled Teenager.) (Issued) Icon_minitimeFri Sep 11, 2020 11:50 pm

Hi Wayne70 (sorry no personal in profile or post), welcome to the CTDX group, bit of a prepper myself so know where your coming from.
Used to teach scouts bush and knife craft, also ran courses on how to cook on an open fire, Dutch ovens etc.
73s
Steve.

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Call Sign : 26-CT-3228
Posts : 704
Times Thanked : 46
Join date : 2019-11-10
QTH or Location : Bedford
Equipment Used : Various

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PostSubject: Re: Renewed CBer (recycled Teenager.) (Issued)   Renewed CBer (recycled Teenager.) (Issued) Icon_minitimeSat Sep 12, 2020 7:06 am

Hi Wayne70,

Welcome to Charlie Tango DX.

Just to help you get your call sign quicker could you put your name in your forum profile please. I'm assuming it might be Wayne but we often have people on here with a name sounding login but different personal name Wink


All the best,
Victor

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Call Sign : 26-CT-1836 Ham 2E0GGQ
Posts : 1681
Times Thanked : 127
Join date : 2019-06-27
QTH or Location : London
Equipment Used : Radios & Wires & Stuff!
Age : 55

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PostSubject: Re: Renewed CBer (recycled Teenager.) (Issued)   Renewed CBer (recycled Teenager.) (Issued) Icon_minitimeSat Sep 12, 2020 7:18 am

Hello Wayne70, welcome to the forum,

As already stated, I just need you to pop your name in your profile please. I very much suspect it's Wayne but I have seen differing ones in the past. Very Happy

73's Gary.

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Call Sign : 26CT763
Posts : 891
Times Thanked : 20
Join date : 2019-06-27
QTH or Location : Manchester
Equipment Used : Optima, Superstar 360fm, Stalker 9fdx, President Jack
Age : 46

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Hello and welcome, Wayne.

73s John.

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Call Sign : 26-CT-1836 Ham 2E0GGQ
Posts : 1681
Times Thanked : 127
Join date : 2019-06-27
QTH or Location : London
Equipment Used : Radios & Wires & Stuff!
Age : 55

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PostSubject: Re: Renewed CBer (recycled Teenager.) (Issued)   Renewed CBer (recycled Teenager.) (Issued) Icon_minitimeSun Sep 13, 2020 8:56 am

Hello Wayne, thanks for that.

I am delighted to allocate you 26-CT-3807 may you have good luck with it.


73's Gary.


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Call Sign : 26CT2727
Posts : 154
Times Thanked : 6
Join date : 2019-07-08
QTH or Location : Stockport
Equipment Used : Icom 7300. Icom 9700, Yaesu FTM400XD, FT70 and Anytone AT6666
Age : 55

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PostSubject: Re: Renewed CBer (recycled Teenager.) (Issued)   Renewed CBer (recycled Teenager.) (Issued) Icon_minitimeSun Sep 13, 2020 10:38 am

Welcome to the Forum Wayne, if you do decide to upgrade you should be thinking of a rig with SSB as well as FM/AM. Lots more fun and distance to be had. Good to have you here buddy.

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Call Sign : 26-CT-3807
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Join date : 2020-09-11
QTH or Location : Swindon Wiltshire
Equipment Used : CB
Age : 50

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PostSubject: Re: Renewed CBer (recycled Teenager.) (Issued)   Renewed CBer (recycled Teenager.) (Issued) Icon_minitimeSun Sep 13, 2020 12:10 pm

So far I have Baofeng UV-5R+Plus (Not very impressed) 
Midland Alan 42 DS (Again not very impressed AT THE MOMENT)
I am however waiting for a whip (For CB) & connectors (CB & scanner) to be delivered in the next few days so I can "HOPEFULLY" at least get some kind of signal. I'm thinking maybe turn my Wheelchair into a Mobile communications device unit LOL. If it works, it work. If it doesn't at least I had fun trying to figure it out.
I am a tad disheartened that the Baofeng UV-5R+Plus just doesn't seem to be as good as all the Hype I see on Youtube about it & they have no problem recieving all kinds of signals indoors & out. So far I have only heard 1 broadcast on the Baofeng UV-5R+Plus & absolutely nothing on the Midland Alan 42 DS.
I know handy-talkies aren't known for distance Modulations BUT, IRONICALLY, I got them to make me get out more & now we are in a socially distanced World Wide Lockdown so, Plan B is a base station.

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