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PostSubject: How Far???????   How Far??????? Icon_minitimeWed Jun 17, 2020 11:00 pm

I have a neighbour who has recently dug out his old 80's CB, and rigged it up with an old magmount and areial he used to use on his van.
He has mounted the areial on a scaffolding pole so it sits around 12 feet in the air.

Back in my CB days in the 80's you were lucky to get 5 miles out on a standard 4w 27MHz set up.

However recently my neighbour claims to have able to have had conversations with users as far north as Aberdeen, Eire, Spain,Italy, & Germany.

Is this likley ? or even possible ? Or is somebody yanking his chain. We are in South Derbyshire. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: How Far???????   How Far??????? Icon_minitimeThu Jun 18, 2020 12:29 am

I mean it is possible with the right conditions, even with a rubbish 40ch FM radio with the right conditions you can get good distance.

Hell weekend just gone was mobile with my kernow beta 4100, not even parked on a hill and I managed to get a copy from mid Wales and had a conversation with someone.
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PostSubject: Re: How Far???????   How Far??????? Icon_minitimeThu Jun 18, 2020 6:19 am

It's not just possible at this time of year it's probable, we are in E-skip season and all of those places are very typical.

73's Gary.
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PostSubject: Re: How Far???????   How Far??????? Icon_minitimeFri Jun 19, 2020 3:31 pm

E-Skip season ?
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PostSubject: Re: How Far???????   How Far??????? Icon_minitimeFri Jun 19, 2020 3:49 pm

Sporadic E Propogation :- (click link below)

Wikipedia Sporadic E
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PostSubject: Re: How Far???????   How Far??????? Icon_minitimeFri Jun 19, 2020 4:20 pm

lol!
It does explain it far better than I could Wink

With the right conditions radio waves can bounce and skip around the planet in all kinds of haphazard ways, sometimes predictably so. It's part of what can make radio such fun! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: How Far???????   How Far??????? Icon_minitimeSun Jun 21, 2020 5:27 pm

I have been on C.B. for 39 years.Virtually anything is possible.Especially with SSB.I have A President Grant 11.Fully legal. 12 watts out.(I do not to lose My Ham licence).Get the states regularly.Get all sorts of exotic places like Iran.
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