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Dwitherspoon

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I gotta ask.....what's stopping you?
Nothing. I just have to schedule the test online and take it. I guess one small caveat is space. A one bedroom apartment in the city isn’t very accommodating when it comes to items so I rotate things in and out as my hobbies change.
 

trentbob

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I don’t have a CB rig anymore. I used to have a Cobra 148 NW ST with an 18 foot Antron 99 antenna on the roof, but I sold all that stuff long ago. I tuned to ch 17 this past week on my Icom R75, which is a receiver only.
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I've had my Galaxy DASDX2547 in storage for a while with a lot of other scanners and SW gear but I find the ICOM R75 does a decent job on 11 m. ;)
 

trentbob

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Was there any activity? CB activity is almost non existent in my area, North Macomb County, Michigan.
Same here in Bristol PA which at one time was a very busy area. Channel 19 is quieter than Channel 9 used to be. Love to see a solar cycle and some nice healthy skip
 

KEWB-N1EXA

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It seems all I’m getting these days is static! Why even bother building in a squelch or RF gain knob? Haha. Either way you won’t hear anyone!
I don’t know guess there something wrong here it’s Saturday night at 8:55 pm and the super bowl ch 6 is full throttle went to 38 LSB and still can hear the southern stations talking guess the atmosphere is different on the east coast !
 

Dwitherspoon

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I don’t know guess there something wrong here it’s Saturday night at 8:55 pm and the super bowl ch 6 is full throttle went to 38 LSB and still can hear the southern stations talking guess the atmosphere is different on the east coast !
Sideband is completely dead in the Portland area. I was trying to find anyone on those channels for about a week and a half. I gave up and stay on AM. No one on channel 6 around here. 17 has some traffic earlier in the day. I’ve found after 6:00 it drops off to almost nothing, or nothing. It’s all on the edge of what I can hear.
 

sparklehorse

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Sideband is completely dead in the Portland area. I was trying to find anyone on those channels for about a week and a half. I gave up and stay on AM. No one on channel 6 around here. 17 has some traffic earlier in the day. I’ve found after 6:00 it drops off to almost nothing, or nothing. It’s all on the edge of what I can hear.
Tons of chatter right now on Ch 17 (AM) @ 12:40 pm PST. Most are S5 or better, some are 20 over S9. At least six guys on the air.
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Dwitherspoon

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Tons of chatter right now on Ch 17 (AM) @ 12:40 pm PST. Most are S5 or better, some are 20 over S9. At least six guys on the air.
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Sparkle would you do me a huge favor? At 5:00 PM I’m going to be on 17 and I’ll key up a few times would you tell me if you hear me?Where abouts in the south west do you live for reference?
 
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