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Buying CBs

Postby pwh60_2 » Sat Jul 01, 2006 11:15 am

Hi,
weekends take a wander down to Moncur St at the Barras, or Parkhead Market. New CBs are not so dear. May even be able to buy 2nd hand at Parkhead?
Now is a good time to get a CB, the "skip" is in, plenty of activity.

There is a possibility that CB will go licence free towards the end of the year. Might bring some life back into CB.
Good luck
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Postby gordonjcp » Sat Jul 01, 2006 11:28 am

... is licence-free. You know those little cheapy-crappy walkie-talkies that Maplins do for 20 quid?

You're not allowed to modify them to increase the TX power, or add a proper aerial. You're also not allowed to do fun stuff like packet radio over them. Hm. Better not do that, then ;-)
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Postby big/davie » Sat Jul 01, 2006 12:31 pm

mine used to be italian stalion,please don't ask and no i aint hung like a horse :oops: had a wee amstrad 901(remember them)then moved up in the world and bought a rotel jvc 240 also had couple of wee midland rigs too,we used to nick the taxi ariels and sell them to people who had just bought cb's(sorry i was young and enterprising :oops: )although they were crap and hardly worked.

had a big silver rod on top of a scaffy pole on the roof and was loved by my neighbours ::): used to go to the famous car park in the sky and always took a wee 200watt burner with us and used a K40 mag mount on the car,everyone also loved us when we used that ::): sadly this was all many years ago,sprogs,women,old age,wrinkles and greying hair has all put a stop to it,but still have a nice wee rig and silver rod in my garage,ahh the memories.

anyone also remember the girls you used to talk to,then arranged an eyeball because they sounded so niceeeee ::): then met them and were errr slightly disapointed 8O ::):

P.S Anyone give me a rig check and how am i hitting you :),great post :wink:
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Clarification please. CB Savage

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sat Jul 01, 2006 1:43 pm

anyone also remember the girls you used to talk to,then arranged an eyeball because they sounded so niceeeee Laughing then met them and were errr slightly disapointed Shocked Laughing


Them or you?

Who would be that desperate to meet anybody that they would buy a CB.
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Postby Schiehallion » Sat Jul 01, 2006 2:04 pm

"On the side, on the side."

"Come in on the side."

"Who's on channel?"

"Who wants to know?"

"Whitesnake from Walton's Mountain."

"You've got Nimrod from Pollok, the Artful Dodger from Borrheid and Tong Tester from the Five Fingers."

"How am I hitting you mate?"

"Aye a good 8 and a hauf pal."

"Magic, I've just swar'd in a K40, 10 10."

"10 10"
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Re: Clarification please. CB Savage

Postby big/davie » Sat Jul 01, 2006 2:41 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:
anyone also remember the girls you used to talk to,then arranged an eyeball because they sounded so niceeeee Laughing then met them and were errr slightly disapointed Shocked Laughing


Them or you?

Who would be that desperate to meet anybody that they would buy a CB.
i was disapointed on a few trips out and about

no one bought a cb to meet with people it was just a bit of fun and can tell you that i know more than a few people who have met and married through cb radios,bet that surprised you :roll: you should maybe buy one,might cheer you up :? ::):
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Postby ramor69 » Sun Jul 02, 2006 12:16 am

big/davie wrote:mine used to be italian stalion,please don't ask and no i aint hung like a horse :oops: had a wee amstrad 901(remember them)then moved up in the world and bought a rotel jvc 240 also had couple of wee midland rigs too,we used to nick the taxi ariels and sell them to people who had just bought cb's(sorry i was young and enterprising :oops: )although they were crap and hardly worked.

had a big silver rod on top of a scaffy pole on the roof and was loved by my neighbours ::): used to go to the famous car park in the sky and always took a wee 200watt burner with us and used a K40 mag mount on the car,everyone also loved us when we used that ::): sadly this was all many years ago,sprogs,women,old age,wrinkles and greying hair has all put a stop to it,but still have a nice wee rig and silver rod in my garage,ahh the memories.

anyone also remember the girls you used to talk to,then arranged an eyeball because they sounded so niceeeee ::): then met them and were errr slightly disapointed 8O ::):

P.S Anyone give me a rig check and how am i hitting you :),great post :wink:




I seem to remember an Itallian Stallion from Ibrox. Was that
your "20" back then? I can recall a few handles from that area,
Doberman, Snowflake, Silver Rod. No doubt more will spring
to mind in the near future. My "20" was Drumoyne, (still is),
and there must have been about 30-40 people from there on
air during the cbing peak. This usually caused total chaos with
everyone bleeding over one another :x Then there was the
neighbours kicking up feck because their tv sets were going
crazy every I keyed the mike. ::): All the Drumoyne
breakers used to meet up at the snack bar at the Texaco
garage on Shieldhall Road at all sorts of hours of the night. I
had a good rummage earlier on and found one of my old
eyeball cards :oops:. I'll take a photo of it tomorrow and
post it.
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Postby Schiehallion » Sun Jul 02, 2006 10:06 am

There were Italian Stallions in every scheme!
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Right that's it...

Postby gordonjcp » Sun Jul 02, 2006 10:52 am

... I'm firing up my CB just as soon as I find a suitable power supply. I'll be on the breaking channel, high up in sunny Scotstounhill, from about teatime this evening.
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Postby big/davie » Sun Jul 02, 2006 6:33 pm

ramor69 wrote:
big/davie wrote:mine used to be italian stalion,please don't ask and no i aint hung like a horse :oops: had a wee amstrad 901(remember them)then moved up in the world and bought a rotel jvc 240 also had couple of wee midland rigs too,we used to nick the taxi ariels and sell them to people who had just bought cb's(sorry i was young and enterprising :oops: )although they were crap and hardly worked.

had a big silver rod on top of a scaffy pole on the roof and was loved by my neighbours ::): used to go to the famous car park in the sky and always took a wee 200watt burner with us and used a K40 mag mount on the car,everyone also loved us when we used that ::): sadly this was all many years ago,sprogs,women,old age,wrinkles and greying hair has all put a stop to it,but still have a nice wee rig and silver rod in my garage,ahh the memories.

anyone also remember the girls you used to talk to,then arranged an eyeball because they sounded so niceeeee ::): then met them and were errr slightly disapointed 8O ::):

P.S Anyone give me a rig check and how am i hitting you :),great post :wink:




I seem to remember an Itallian Stallion from Ibrox. Was that
your "20" back then? I can recall a few handles from that area,
Doberman, Snowflake, Silver Rod. No doubt more will spring
to mind in the near future. My "20" was Drumoyne, (still is),
and there must have been about 30-40 people from there on
air during the cbing peak. This usually caused total chaos with
everyone bleeding over one another :x Then there was the
neighbours kicking up feck because their tv sets were going
crazy every I keyed the mike. ::): All the Drumoyne
breakers used to meet up at the snack bar at the Texaco
garage on Shieldhall Road at all sorts of hours of the night. I
had a good rummage earlier on and found one of my old
eyeball cards :oops:. I'll take a photo of it tomorrow and
post it.
the guy called "doberman" think his name was alex and silver rod was a guy called stevie and another not to be forgotten was cherry lips,that was girl called maggie,prob know you if you stayed in drumoyne,used to stay at 4 tormore st :)
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Postby ramor69 » Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:40 pm

My power supply used to be a 12v battery wired up
to a charger which was on constantly. I eventually
burnt a hole through the bedside cabinet and carpet
below with the acid bubbling over. ::):
Was gonna fire the rig up tonight but I've snapped
the mag-mount. :evil: Need to do a bit of soldering
later.

@ big/davie, we'll have to catch up on irc or messenger
sometime and reminisce about the old days. 8O
Knew quite a few folk from Tormore.

Took a photo of my old eyeball card :oops:
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Postby big/davie » Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:01 am

yea no probs m8 love the card ::):
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Postby Jupiter-Returns » Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:14 pm

Blimey, CB's 'crazy noises and distant voices' ::):

I'd love to get back on one if given the chance. There was a woman round my way when I was wee called 'Mental Lentil' she was on all the time and had some set-up. Anyone remember her? Cardonald?

btw, what does 'an eyeball' mean again...sounds so familiar.

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'Side'

'Side come in' ::): love it.
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Postby big/davie » Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:25 pm

can't hear you,your squelched out :) its too make arrangements to meet with someone,sometimes good ::): sometimes bad 8O usually if it was girls you going to meet,sometimes they sent there pals and reported back the info,gave it up years ago because it was goin downhill rather fast,too many fools and abusive people on it.

cruisin about in the car with the magmount was great fun,could imagine doing it now,turning a corner and about 30 neds standing ready to steal your car :? ::):
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Postby Pripyat » Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:52 pm

Think the neds are more at home on Yahoo chat :wink: ::):
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