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Spawny420

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i have a uniden 980ssb i have found 1 local person to talk to how does one find more folks to talk to when they dont answer when you call out??
 

522

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If no one is on that same channel at that exact same time you "call out" .... obviously, there is no one on the other side to hear you. Hence the lack of response.

CB isn't what it used to be.

I live near two Interstates .... rarely do I hear anything. Heck, I call out from time to time, and its now not uncommon to not hear a response.

Personally I've given up on CB unless the atmospheric conditions allow it.... LSB is fun at times for me.

But now that I think about it... maybe your CB Radio/Antenna/Coax/Setup isn't ideal

Wanna tell us about your setup ?
 

trentbob

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As has been said CB is not what it used to be. I started in the mid-60s and as a twelve-year-old had plenty of friends to talk to and exchanged qsl cards with hundreds of people.

Don't know where you live but chances are there just isn't anybody on the other end. So at nighttime keep spinning the dial. If you have people who want to chat who live relatively close to you you're going to know it pretty fast by your s meter.

You simply introduce yourself and see if they'll let you in the group. Could be people that just know each other or work together or are neighbors and they will always be on one channel like 29. You get accepted or you don't.

That used to be the case around my area even just a few years back but they're all gone now too. I live in a heavy Trucking area near two interstates and a Turnpike with multiple truck stops and Channel 19 is dead as a doornail except for one psychotic that we have who just talks to himself all day long blowing whistles playing music with much profanity and psychosis. Depending on where you live it could be very active on Channel 19 with Truckers as I've heard tell of.

Welcome to RR, I see this is your first post.... Bob.
 

trentbob

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Well I looked and this is his only post. I think the thread was well-represented by our replies..

Our opinions are right on the money. I would have liked to hear from him again.
 

KB4MSZ

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I just wonder where the OP is located at.

I too installed a CB rig (President McKinley) in my truck along with my ham gear after a 30+ year gap in activity just to possibly "rejoin the old group". After several months of hearing nobody I knew (and many I would prefer not to hear again) it finally dawned on me that I was in my mid 20's back then and most of the local group where in their late 70's or older. No amp made is powerful enough to reach those guys.
 

trentbob

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Well this op has only had one post and one like that I gave him and he's gone.

It was kind of odd to ask such an obvious question how to initiate conversation on CB. Especially when there was no one on the other end.

I don't think we will hear from him again any more than I hear from anyone on CB, like I said I always kept Channel 19 on my R 75 but those days are gone.

I loved CB in the 60s, 70s and a little bit of the 80s. But, we didn't have smartphones either :)
 

n9mxq

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I just wonder where the OP is located at.

I too installed a CB rig (President McKinley) in my truck along with my ham gear after a 30+ year gap in activity just to possibly "rejoin the old group". After several months of hearing nobody I knew (and many I would prefer not to hear again) it finally dawned on me that I was in my mid 20's back then and most of the local group where in their late 70's or older. No amp made is powerful enough to reach those guys.
Holy Crap! Thought I was the only one that still owned a McKinley.. I've owned that little rig since High School.. Still own it.
 
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