CB Radio 27/81 at the Bash

The big one! Once again we are at Stourport in June with live bands, catering, an excursion, the AGM etc.....and over 300 Bongos munching grass contentedly on the banks of the River Severn.

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CB Radio 27/81 at the Bash

Post by dobby » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:43 pm

Been in the loft, found my CB radio a Cobra 21x fm on the old uk frequencies. Might wire it up for the bash :D

Anyone else tempted :lol:

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Re: CB Radio 27/81 at the Bash

Post by Poohbear » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:45 am

No, I grew out of that when I was about 18 :wink: :roll: :lol:
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Re: CB Radio 27/81 at the Bash

Post by missfixit70 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:17 am

Poohbear wrote:No, I grew out of that when I was about 18 :wink: :roll: :lol:
Says the childrens charcter :wink:
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Re: CB Radio 27/81 at the Bash

Post by Alison01326 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:12 pm

No interested, but I am curious. Is this for en route, or while you are on site? Can you only communicate via the forum and a radio or will you be venturing out in public. I shall look for the long aerial emanating from a Bongo and I shall come over and see the whites of your eyes to see if you are a real or virtual being :lol: :lol:
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Re: CB Radio 27/81 at the Bash

Post by dobby » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:29 pm

I think I grew out of it when I was 18 as well :lol: and I've got a forum name based on a kid's film character.

Just thought it might be quite funny to give it some use.


Oh well I'll get me coat.....and put the rig back in the loft :lol:
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Re: CB Radio 27/81 at the Bash

Post by Poohbear » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:04 pm

dobby wrote:I think I grew out of it when I was 18 as well :lol: and I've got a forum name based on a kid's film character.

Just thought it might be quite funny to give it some use.


Oh well I'll get me coat.....and put the rig back in the loft :lol:
Oh don't sulk. I was only joking. When I did CB radio I had an AM set before they legalised FM and killed CB off completely. My "handle" was Reckless Rat! (Yes, another childrens character!)
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Re: CB Radio 27/81 at the Bash

Post by Diplomat » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:28 pm

dobby wrote:
Oh well I'll get me coat.....and put the rig back in the loft :lol:
Better to sell it while its is still permitted.

27/81 was withdrawn in 1995 with use allowed only for the remaining life of the equipment but your average boot sale/ebay buyer might not know that!

Put it in the loft and it might not be worth anything by the time you next get it down if Offcom decide to call time on it (not that I know who would want those frequencies).

Better comms at the Bash might be PMR 446 with the tone squelch left open.


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Re: CB Radio 27/81 at the Bash

Post by dobby » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:23 pm

I was amazed it still worked to be honest.

CB Still seems to be used by farmers up here and there was a bit of Italian 'skip' (can you get skip on FM?).

Kids were fascinated by it though.

Thanks for advice on value etc, I'll be keeping it to be honest.

PS wasn't sulking ...........honest!
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Re: CB Radio 27/81 at the Bash

Post by wormey » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:13 am

I'll have mine on board, I find it great for convoys. :oops:
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Re: CB Radio 27/81 at the Bash

Post by Poohbear » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:19 am

wormey wrote:I'll have mine on board, I find it great for convoys. :oops:
10-4 good buddy! :lol:
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Re: CB Radio 27/81 at the Bash

Post by wormey » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:21 pm

Poohbear wrote:
wormey wrote:I'll have mine on board, I find it great for convoys. :oops:
10-4 good buddy! :lol:

10-10 until we do it again, :shock: :lol: :lol:
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Re: CB Radio 27/81 at the Bash

Post by Bongo Bluck » Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:12 am

dobby wrote:I was amazed it still worked to be honest.

CB Still seems to be used by farmers up here and there was a bit of Italian 'skip' (can you get skip on FM?).

Kids were fascinated by it though.

Thanks for advice on value etc, I'll be keeping it to be honest.

PS wasn't sulking ...........honest!
AM was before my time, I got a new rig off ebay (someone had listed it wrong, ended up getting it for around 50s)

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Midland-Alan-248X ... 3a5f1fd45e

this has all the bands on too

I rember there use to be skip on fm when then sun was doing its thing

this site looks a good one to order accesories etc from

http://www.kcb.co.uk/

I want to get it set up in my bongo asap though as im a new bonger this may be a little while :?
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Re: CB Radio 27/81 at the Bash

Post by Diplomat » Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:25 pm

Bongo Bluck wrote: this site looks a good one to order accesories etc from

http://www.kcb.co.uk/
Had a good laugh looking at their second hand prices. Some of those boxes must be nigh on 30 years old.

My junk in the loft must be worth a fortune - if only I could get dealers' prices for it!!!


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Re: CB Radio 27/81 at the Bash

Post by dobby » Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:48 pm

Good fun looking at all the kit, lots of memories :D

Pity CB got to be so naff, it was great fun back in the day....

Mobile communication for the masses, scared the cr*p out of the government of the day - they had to legalise it :lol:
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