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Hello FB users


Hello from the Southwest Midlands.
Been interested on radio since the 1950,s! Built my first AM radio station in 1959
And broadcasted to an area of about 25sq miles playing the latest music. Good fun but…
Got involved in Shortwave radio in the 60,s, again great fun.
My shortwave radios are (still have) a Yaesu FRG7 & FRG 7700, running on a 100ft long wire aerial. Great receivers.
In 1967 I purchased my first CB radio, A Lafayette 6ch AM handheld (pair) on a trip to London.
No one in my location had seen anything like this before. Had a range of about 1 mile.
In the beginning of the 80’s I got involved in selling CB and electronic goods and started a very
successful company selling to both wholesale and retail shops and customers.
This business ran for almost 35 years until I retired in 2014.
My CB’s in those early days were a Tristar 747 and a Superstar 390FM, Avanti Moonraker Mobile antenna, a Sigma 4 base aerial for vertical use and a 3 element mini beam on a rotator for horizontal contacts. I lived high up so the world was at my finger tips. QSO’s to Australia, far east, South America almost daily. My best QSO was to a ship anchored around the “South Pole”. I got a QSL card to prove as no one would ever believe. To make it even better that contact was made mobile running 12w pep!!
Like a lot of early operators, I got fed up with the idiots who made CB a laughing stock.
Although I stayed involved, I put the old SS360 away (still have but not used. Then at the beginning of this year (2018) I decided to fork out and purchase a new set up. This comprises of a SS9900, a Siro GainMaster 5/8w base aerial, 30w PSU + aerial for the car. I built a T2LT for static mobile op,s.
Pity the propagation is very low but sometimes not too bad.
My new FB call sign is: 26 FB 2019. Hope to speak to some of you in the future.
73 – Good DX
Del 26 FB 2019


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Hi Del, and welcome to FBDX. I'm not too far from you, so may hear you on the band emoticon

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Hi and welcome, I hope to have a QSO with you, and in found what you wrote interesting, you may already be aware of the wednesday evening nets, conditions have been great the last couple of nets.
73 for now
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Hi. Dell.

 Welcome to FB I'm in Somerset. I got fed up
 this summer with 11m [Low cycle etc.] I've
 been on FB over 2yrs. Ru. Interested in EC.?
 Ian 14FB 072 in SW France Al in N.E. 163 & I
 usually get on 21/45/85 on Weds/Sat/Suns pm.
 But not this week Storm Diane coming. HiHi.
 Good luck 51s 73s Mike 855 SW.
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Hi and welcome to FBDX
Al 163FB777

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Kenwood TS-480SAT, TS590, MC-90, Yaesu FT1000D, FT2000D,RCI 2995dx, Heil 781, 5 eli beam, F/S G5RV, K40 when mobile, A99 for portable. Optima V3,Portapack. RM KL500-modded, PMR`s.Ranger 1k Amp
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