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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.
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.
Call Sign : 26-CT-3228 Posts : 704 Times Thanked : 46 Join date : 2019-11-10 QTH or Location : Bedford Equipment Used : Various
Subject: Re: Renewed CBer (recycled Teenager.) (Issued) Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:06 am
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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
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.