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Author Topic: Making cb radio operators  (Read 5912 times)
KC8KTN
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« on: April 23, 2010, 08:55:41 AM »

I hear they are thinking about making cb radio operators get a yearly licensee to raise sinking  revenues.I think this would be great..
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2010, 08:59:37 AM »

What would the incentive to comply be?  Undecided
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KB1TXK
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2010, 09:12:33 AM »

I personally think the idea of making CBers get license would go over like a fart in church.
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2010, 09:27:01 AM »

Relax people , you (we) were all cb'rs at one time and it is STILL the best thing to have on a road trip for traffic jams and stuff.

People need to grow up and get off the CB'rs.
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2010, 09:28:39 AM »

Who ever is thinking that must be high as a kite. Look, there is No way to manage this effectively. CB band is a total waste land - it would be like trying to hold back the Colorado river with a napkin.  Roll Eyes 73 K1WJ
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2010, 09:45:02 AM »

Relax people , you (we) were all cb'rs at one time and it is STILL the best thing to have on a road trip for traffic jams and stuff.

People need to grow up and get off the CB'rs.

I'm not hating on CB, I'm just being realistic
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2010, 09:50:09 AM »

This topic is not a question and belongs
in the "Misc" or "Speak Out" section.
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AA4HA
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2010, 09:54:29 AM »

Chuck,

Have you considered posting this on www.ecb.net?

I do not know if it matters to most of us what they do with the 11 meter band as long as those folks;

1. Do not interfere with our operations due to excessive power output.
2. Stay in their own damned band and knock off the "freeband" nonsense.
3. Drop their annoying LID behaviors when some of them graduate to amateur radio.

If the FCC wants to try to regulate that wasteland of spectrum then more power to them. It really does not make a difference to most amateur operators.

And why did you post this in elmers? "All these forums are yours, except elmers. Attempt no landings there. Use them together. Use them in peace."

Just my 2 cents,

Tisha Hayes, AA4HA
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Ms. Tisha Hayes, AA4HA
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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2010, 10:15:32 AM »

It is not like CB has always had free "licensing".
It used to cost a few bucks for a 5 year CB license before they deregulated it.
Some actually got licenses and some didn't back then.
CB is a graveyard compared to back in the heydays. Probably not much money to be had from licensing fees and the administrative costs may not make it worthwhile.
The licensing fee cat has been out of the bag for a long time.
You probably couldn't catch the cat let alone get it back in the bag!
Sounds like rumor mill nonsense.
Take it to a CB forum. Let them fuss over it.
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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2010, 10:20:25 AM »

My Question is first off how are they going to enforce it as i'm certain that would cost more than they ever could hope to take in. I recall reading yrs ago some kind of a proposal that would have made CB part of the amateur band again with it's own licensing structure as having it like a sub novice band. But ever since the FCC dropped licensing CB'ers i believe in the early 80's the CB band is completely out of control with no set standards other than what CB groups work out among them selves.
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« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2010, 11:47:26 AM »

It is like FRS or MURS where no licensing is required but not like GMRS where a it is.

CB is far down the totem pole from any of these services. If I was a self-respecting CB'er I would move over to GMRS and encourage my friends to do so. At least on the GMRS bands you can find repeaters in some cities. FRS, MURS and GMRS all can use those dandy features like CTCSS or DCS.

I use MURS on my property as I can give someone a Motorola Saber radio and tell them to stick on a specific channel. (hunters, hikers)

<smile> or CB radio needs to move to some type of SelectCall system so you can ignore 99% of the trash.

If CB had stuck to a mostly line-of-sight system there would not be nearly as many "kickers" out there.
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Ms. Tisha Hayes, AA4HA
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« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2010, 12:01:50 PM »

The VAT will get them - it'll add 10% to the cost of big linears :-) Much more effective than charging a license fee.

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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2010, 12:35:57 PM »

"Attempt no landings there." Hi Hi, Tisha. Well, I guess it is 2010 now...
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« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2010, 01:06:11 PM »

Rumor mill.
There is no such proposal at this time.
73s.

-Mike.
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KD8MJR
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« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2010, 01:23:06 PM »

Who ever is thinking that must be high as a kite. Look, there is No way to manage this effectively. CB band is a total waste land - it would be like trying to hold back the Colorado river with a napkin.  Roll Eyes 73 K1WJ

So True   Smiley
The only thing they could ever possibly do with CB is to reallocate the Band back to Hams, stop all CB radio manufactoring then wait about 15 years till no CB operators are left on the Band. 
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