Ham radio and CB Radio have been a part of my life since 1979, my last year of high school. In the early 1980s, there was a “CB Craze”. It seemed that everyone had a radio in their car, it was great fun talking on these radios and this is where my radio addiction began.
I’ve been thinking about putting the CBs in the truck and give them some airtime which I did this afternoon as you can see.
The antenna mount for the VHF/UHF radio is an NMO series connection, one that I can adapt to use with a CB radio if I can find the right parts which eliminates having to use another antenna for the CB radios. Are ya with me so far? I may pick up another CB too which will bring the total up to four CBs.
It’s a fun addiction and keeps me busy.
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My husband used to have this as a hobby but hasn’t done it for a few years now. It can be interesting
That’s cool, maybe he will get back on the air again. I have some antenna parts coming in a few days, I want to be able to use the same magnet-mount on the truck for both radio systems, the CB and VHF/UHF radio. It’s technical stuff you probably don’t care about!
Haha my husband is very technical but me…. Not so much! 😄
You can learn it. 👍🏻
Here in Europe we are not very familiar with these types of radios, apart from a number of truck drivers who do use them in their trucks. Private use is rather rare here. We do know radio amateurs who practice their hobby at home and in this way keep in touch with people all over the world.
Thank you for this information, Rudi. I understand your comment, thanks for this information. I doubt I will make it to Europe in my time, the distance is vast!