What Ever Happened To CB Citizen's Band Galaxy DX- Old and New Base Radio Stations?
My Galaxy DX 2547 SSB AM Radio
My 17.5' Solorcon A-99 Antenna
CB's: My First Radio Experience
OK, I am 31 years old now [when this HubPage was written: now I'm 33 years old. ] and when I was 10, I moved from one side of town to the other, I came upon an old CB radio, and when I learned what it was, and what it could Do , I was hooked.
I happened to have enough wares to begin my Broadcasting and Receiving of this great pastime radio hobby, and I quickly learned the etiquette associated among CB users.
My CB "Handle " (code/radio name) was, "Blue Thunder." I enjoyed talking with locals at night and I made a few radio friends.
My uncle was into CB Radio for some time before I stumbled upon it, and he offered to let me use his Antron "Big Stick " antenna, which was over 17 feet long off the ground, and I soon set up my "Base Station " in the garage.
Although my parents were wary of me talking to unknown people (especially adult men) my Father always helped me in setting things up and meeting such friends. I Always laugh when my Dad tells me that his Handle was " Squirrel!"
I talked every night in that garage with people on the CB. When it was real cold, I got my Dad's permission to plug in an Electric Heater. I suppose that I could compare it to the amount of time I spend Online and on the Internet ever day, now.
I joined the "Pony Express CB Club" in town, and of course, my Dad came with me to all of the meetings. I remember going with the Club to a Ham & Bean Supper that was sponsored by the "Battleship Cove CB Club", in Fall River. I really had a great time!
Well, I guess time went by too fast after the Internet and Cell Phone industries took over our communication means. Before I knew it, CB's were out and I was listening to empty airwaves. Many years went by, and until recently, I re-discovered my passion for that Nostalgic form of "Breaker...Breaker ...1-9..." mentality that I once had.
My goal now? Simple: Get people to buy and use CB Radios and re-kindle the CB Revolution!
One of the coolest new Radios that is out there now, is a new CB Radio by COBRA that has Blue-tooth Technology built in and you can use the Radio seamlessly with your Blue tooth Cellphone.
This is the COBRA 29 LTD BT CB Radio . The phone broadcasts through the CB speaker and you key the mike to talk to your caller-just like using a CB! I am getting one as soon as I save enough money *(less than$200 USD )
I have a base station set up now. My Radio is a Galaxy DX 2547. I have a 17.5+ Solorcon A-99 Antenna. I Use an Astatic D-104 Desk Power Mic that I scored off E-bay with a second D-104 Mic, including shipping, for less than $60.00 USD!
I have some great stuff that I'm real happy with! Check out the pictures below!
CB Radio's On Amazon!
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