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Old 05-09-2016, 1:12 PM
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Quick question- does any body know if ARRL have any clubs for CBers?

I know about amateur radios and ham radios but I don't see hardly anything on citizen band radios.

That would be great to know.

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Given the general loathing for CB among a lot of hams, I don't think it's likely ARRL will ever open that can of worms.
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Old 05-09-2016, 1:14 PM
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Given the general loathing for CB among a lot of hams, I don't think it's likely ARRL will ever open that can of worms.
K8CPO, you make a great point.
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Old 05-09-2016, 3:06 PM
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Given the general loathing for CB among a lot of hams, I don't think it's likely ARRL will ever open that can of worms.
There is already enough loathing for the ARRL by the amateur radio community!
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There is already enough loathing for the ARRL by the amateur radio community!
Very true. Not all hams suck up to the Arrl gods or have any use for them. 73, n9zas
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I have not had the "bad ARRL vibe" yet...only been a member for as long as I have been a ham which is going on 6 months now.

Other than the membership dues being a bit pricey, (but then again tell me something about this hobby that is not pricey), I haven't experienced any negatives with the league as of yet.
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There is already enough loathing for the ARRL by the amateur radio community!
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You can't be "loathing" for the ARRL that much... I see you participate with ARRL's Logbook of the World and use an arrl.net email account.
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Very true. Not all hams suck up to the Arrl gods or have any use for them. 73, n9zas
I think you'll find that the number of hams that "loathe" the ARRL is a very, very small percentage of the number of licensed operators. While a lot of hams are not members of the ARRL, not all of those have issues with the league. They just choose to not be members.
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You can't be "loathing" for the ARRL that much... I see you participate with ARRL's Logbook of the World and use an arrl.net email account.
I did not say I was one of them! No, I don't agree with everything they do, but even at their current cost of membership, its still a bargain (to me anyway).

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[QUOTE=N0IU;2571666]I did not say I was one of them! No, I don't agree with everything they do, but even at their current cost of membership, its still a bargain (to me anyway).

And I am very appreciative of LoTW. I have quite a bit of "eye candy" on my wall, both DXCC and WAS, courtesy of the LoTW program.[/QUOTE


Very good Scott... My apologies. I too feel that the ARRL has a lot to offer.
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I too feel that the ARRL has a lot to offer.
Me too, the QST subscription, coupled with the e-mailings are very informative. Glad I signed up, not looking forward to the dues increase when I renew, but at the end of the day I feel its money well spent.

As far as the OP's original question, I doubt the League will ever offer anything for CBers, as many have said, it a league geared towards the Amateur Radio Service only.

Can't say I ever was a CBer, other than pressing the PTT a few times during the course of my life when I had the opportunity. I even owned one for a short time. I only listen/monitor at this point. Besides the "colorful" conversations that take place on it, I don't see much becoming of it, especially with technology and what not. Most of the truckers I hear nowadays are old school guys, I hear from them that the younger drivers don't even turn it on if they even have one installed.

It does come in handy for knowing what's ahead when traveling now and then though. I may get a CB installed in my vehicle someday in the future for that purpose alone, but other then that I probably would have no need for it.
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Old 05-15-2016, 11:25 PM
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