The Full Strip

Today has been very beautiful with a temperature just below 90 and a perfect breeze. I stopped at my favorite spot to see the distant Strip and snapped this photo as there appears to be zero smog over the city. This is the full length of the Strip which is I think around five miles north-to-south.

I know that you have seen this before but this image is sharper than usual. Moving along, I purchased this CB Radio a few days ago from President Electronics. This is the first legal CB Radio with FM in this country.

There have been illegally imported radios with the FM mode in this country for years now but this one is the first to be sold here legally. It’s a great little radio, its received signal sensitivity is great. I tried to make a few contacts but nobody came back to me, better luck next time!

I had a more advanced radio until last night that has SSB, or Single Side Band capability but the damn thing up and died last night! This morning, I opened the casing of the radio and had a look for burnt resistors, transistors, or pots (tech stuff) that were obviously cooked but found nothing.

Next, I checked the power cord and the socket where the radio gets its power from the truck. No problems there. There were no blown fuses in the truck either, so, the radio just died and I used it maybe three times since last year when I purchased it. Note to me – do not buy Galaxy CB Radios!

I have more fun with CB Radios that I began my radio hobby with in the early 1980s than I do with my ham radios!