|[AMRadio] CB vs GB|
k4kyv at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 5 17:17:33 EDT 2006
>From: VJB <wa3vjb at yahoo.com>
>11 meter Class D Citizens Band as it once was known
>has faded out in popularity, so it no longer provokes
>me to hear any attention paid to it rather than ham
>radio. But I tell ya, I recall torturing people
>sitting in shopping center parking lots, walking up to
>them after seeing their good buddy antenna, and saying
>in a faux excited voice "Hey is that one of those HAM
>Of course they'd say no, it's a CB, and I would put on
>a crestfallen face, turn on heel, and walk away.
That reminds me of a few years ago when someone rang the doorbell, and it
turned out to be a CB'er inquiring about my 127' tall 160m base-insulated
vertical tower. He told me he had been noticing that tower for a couple of
years, and that there was no antenna on it. He was wondernig if I would
give the tower to him if he agreed to take it down.
I hesitated for a moment, and pretended to be thinking about it, then
replied, "No, I don't think I'll get rid of it just yet. Might decide to
put an antenna up there someday."
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