Radio for citizens, or CB radio, is a kind of radio-frequency waves are short, of which people can communicate. Has a transmission range from 40 to 100 miles , depending on equipment and weather conditions, and can be used for social, business or personal. Users do not need any license to legally not to pass on any of 40 channels. None of the CB channels radio stations does not apply to any particular station, but instead udostępniani for all users.
At any point in time only one user , known as the station can transmit a signal. Other stations should wait for communication to start a transfer. Because of this, it is the station waiting to give a message “break” in a period of silence. This notification of the individuals who currently use a channel that others are waiting.
Despite the advent of mobile phones for personal communication, there are several groups of consumers that still use CB radio in the loop. Truck drivers often use CB radios to communicate with other drivers to entertain yourself during long trips or to inform others about road conditions.
Many of the performers, who must maintain constant communication with employees in other workplaces, often chooses CB radio in contrast to a mobile phone. There are many fans who love traditional style and the jargon of CB radio .
A brief history of CB Radio
The CB radio service was created in the Us in 1945, as one of the many other radio services that are regulated through the FCC. Originally, there were two estimates for the CB radio: “A” and “B”. Both originally worked on UHF 460-470 MHz, but the radio class B was limited to a smaller range of frequencies.
In the late forties, a man named Alfred George. Gross established the Citizens Radio Corporation to produce radio CB class B for General public use .
Unfortunately, in those days, the UHF radio was not available, and only in 1958, with the beginning of service station Class D began to catch her. Class D was established on the radio frequency of 27 MHz, which was 23 channels. It just became a popular team Citizens Band as we know it today.
Initially, the CB radio was mostly used by small businesses, truck drivers and enthusiasts, but as cost, weight and size of radio devices began to fall in the late sixties, they began to be popular among a wide audience. CB slang began to develop, there were clubs and there were CB codes, CB 10 .
How to use a CB radio?
The CB radio service is a simple project that requires no special training or knowledge. Getting started is as easy as buying a CB radio antenna installation and setup for popular channel.
Channel 19 is a good start, because most often used, so you should hear pretty quick conversation. Channel 6 is usually blocked illegally, unreasonably powered pirate radio station that broadcast for a long time. You can spend a little time to study any of the 40 selected stations.
When your personal you can start sending your own messages. If there are people currently using the station, wait for a pause in the conversation, and then send the word “break”. Through this others will know that you are waiting for their turn for transmission. When it is your turn, start with checking the radio . This allows you to check if the transfer is sent loud and clear. If no one responds, after a minute or two , you can again put another attempt radio.
When someone answers, you can start a conversation, but pay attention to the tone and attitude of another user. Some operators gadatliwymi hobbystami who can’t wait for the start of the conversation, while others are truck drivers who completed a long shift and may not be interested in the conversation.
Remember to always be kind and not take up too much time on the terrestrial channel. No need to constantly broadcast for more than 5 minutes, and then wait at least a minute or two before starting the next transmission. If you want to have a long conversation with another user, contracts to another, less zatłoczoną station.