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PostSubject: My first rig is set up.   My first rig is set up. Icon_minitimeThu Nov 21, 2019 11:32 am

I have my first rig set up, a Maxcom Apollo 16E.
I am planning on using it in my car but in the meantime it will be in the house.
Unfortunately where I am, Near Skipton, there isn't really anyone on the straight 40 FM channels, but if anyone is near at anytime please try and get in touch.
FF1982

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PostSubject: Re: My first rig is set up.   My first rig is set up. Icon_minitimeThu Nov 21, 2019 12:03 pm

Farren wrote:
I have my first rig set up, a Maxcom Apollo 16E.

Unfortunately where I am, Near Skipton, there isn't really anyone on the straight 40 FM channels, but if anyone is near at anytime please try and get in touch.
FF1982

73s


keep monitoring buddy, you will be surprised the amount of people that only dx mobile and its always worth giving a shout out when mobile..


73's


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PostSubject: Re: My first rig is set up.   My first rig is set up. Icon_minitimeThu Nov 21, 2019 2:02 pm

Just heard my first bit of chatter, but they couldn't hear me.
I can see this getting addictive bounce
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PostSubject: Re: My first rig is set up.   My first rig is set up. Icon_minitimeThu Nov 21, 2019 8:09 pm

Nice one Alex, let us know when you've made your first contacts! Very Happy

73's Gary.
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PostSubject: Re: My first rig is set up.   My first rig is set up. Icon_minitimeSun Nov 24, 2019 3:05 pm

Once you're mobile get up on top of the hill between you and Leeds and you'll hear wall to wall on channel 19.
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PostSubject: Re: My first rig is set up.   My first rig is set up. Icon_minitimeSun Nov 24, 2019 4:52 pm

Nice one Alex , get yourself up Keasden moor and I can guarantee you will hear 163 div (Wales ) 68 and 29 div Northen Ireland / Southern Ireland respectively as well as the whole of Lancashire / Cumbria / south west Scotland

Good luck and enjoy


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PostSubject: Re: My first rig is set up.   My first rig is set up. Icon_minitimeSun Nov 24, 2019 5:01 pm

Farren wrote:
Near Skipton, there isn't really anyone on the straight 40 FM channels, but if anyone is near at anytime please try and get in touch.
FF1982

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Hi Alex, I made a contact with DR02 (Mick) in Skipton on the Sunday Freeband Net today, if I can get him on 10w from 128 miles away you should hear him, give him a shout out and give him my regards.


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PostSubject: Re: My first rig is set up.   My first rig is set up. Icon_minitimeTue Dec 03, 2019 8:29 pm

I thought it was dead in my area until i installed my outside antenna. There are loads of people on in my area.
Its catching people on at the right time as most in my town come on just after tea time and in the evening.
Wish you luck Farren
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PostSubject: Re: My first rig is set up.   My first rig is set up. Icon_minitimeTue Jan 07, 2020 8:47 am

hello Every one i just got my first CB Handheld radiop a pro401HH but i for got its a US not a UK one can any one recommend a good handheld CB radio for uk use ?
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PostSubject: Re: My first rig is set up.   My first rig is set up. Icon_minitimeTue Jan 07, 2020 10:41 am

Hi..and welcome. If you're looking for a handheld cb radio for use in the uk then may I suggest that you look at the 'K-PO PANTHER ..my mate has one and has given me good reports about them..they sell around £110 but are AM and FM 40 channels..believe they are on Amazon but if the price is too high try Ebay

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PostSubject: Re: My first rig is set up.   My first rig is set up. Icon_minitimeTue Jan 07, 2020 10:50 am

thank you i sure will look into it would the midland Moonraker Major 42 good as good ?
thank you for replying
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PostSubject: Re: My first rig is set up.   My first rig is set up. Icon_minitimeTue Jan 07, 2020 11:46 am

Moonraker are also a good company aswell as Midland...not dealt with either of there handheld radios.
Looking at the Major 42 however it does look good however obviously cant comment on performance.. the Major Carrie's no AM but has 40uk and 40 EU GM bands .
Best putting the model numbers in YouTube and watch some videos to help you pick.
..if the handheld has a telescopic whip antenna then that's better than the rubber duck type.
Good luck.

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PostSubject: Re: My first rig is set up.   My first rig is set up. Icon_minitimeWed Jan 08, 2020 5:29 pm

Some lift on CB today, try to get youtr antenna as high as possible quite some action around cleethopres east lincolnshire
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PostSubject: Re: My first rig is set up.   My first rig is set up. Icon_minitimeWed Jan 08, 2020 9:32 pm

I'll be on from north London sometime next week when i get an antenna up for my cobra 148 gtl dx
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PostSubject: Re: My first rig is set up.   My first rig is set up. Icon_minitimeThu Jan 09, 2020 6:45 am

Keats. wrote:
I'll be on from north London sometime next week when i get an antenna up for my cobra 148 gtl dx

Hi Keats, make sure you monitor UK channel 35 in the evenings there is a regular bunch of people there.

73's Gary.
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PostSubject: Re: My first rig is set up.   My first rig is set up. Icon_minitimeThu Jan 09, 2020 2:50 pm

on the radio i currently have it's channel 40 is 27.40500mhz i think i think the uk one is 27.900mhz
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PostSubject: Re: My first rig is set up.   My first rig is set up. Icon_minitimeThu Jan 09, 2020 4:14 pm

Hello Ryan,
That's what we call the 'mid block' it is legal in the U.K. The original C.B. allocation from the 1980's would be 27.991.25

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PostSubject: Re: My first rig is set up.   My first rig is set up. Icon_minitimeFri Jan 10, 2020 1:04 pm

hello to all i just got my major42 can some one come on air so i can test the radio out if your in the kent area ?
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