Re: Scout radio in CB
- Scott - KD5MHM:
The situation that has you in the USA with the bad language in CB, we
have it in Argentina with the 2 meter band.
Moreover, it can be said that in Argentina, the CB is more "healthy"
that the band of 2 meters. Each country has its own problems.
Luis - LU3FS
Gracias por lo de magnifico pais. Nos falta mucho todavia para llegar
a esa categoria (Thanks for the wonderful country. We still lack a
lot to reach this category)
--- In ScoutRadio@yahoogroups.com, "Scott Johnson \(Scouter Acct\)"
>Band channel for 5 minutes without language so foul - well, you
> Bill is right. Here in the USA, I can't listen to any Citizen's
wouldn't believe it. When I think of the fines that the FCC could
charge, all day - every day, why, we would not have to pay taxes any
>teach our Scouts. I don't know if Argentina has a similar service.
> Here in the USA, I often use FRS (Family Radio System) radios to
I actively, aggressively discourage Scouts and parents from even
purchasing a used CB radio and strongly urge them to jump right into
Amateur Radio. Then I do everything I can to help them get
>radio - totally bypassing CB - so I would recommend that ham radio be
> I have had no problems with people who have gone straight into ham
demonstrated and don't waste time on CB. CB only SLOWS DOWN getting
them interested in ham radio, it does not speed them up.
>parents actually cheered when I finally made a difficult contact.
> I have had demonstrations of HF, for example, and Scouts and
This seems to have a bigger impact than anything I could possibly do
with CB. Echolink, talking with another country, also has a big
impact and promotes big interest in ham radio. IRLP is another that
has big impact.
>Amateur Radio and you will be rewarded.
> DON'T waste your time on CB at all. Spend all your efforts on
>interested in amatuer radio.
> Su radio aficionado en los Estado Unidos,
> email me at my callsign at arrl.net for additional ways to get kids
> (Se habla espanol y he visitado al pais magnifico que se llamaArgentina...)
>The big problem
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Bill Stewart - W2BSA
> To: ScoutRadio@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 1:48 PM
> Subject: Re: [ScoutRadio] Re: Scout radio in CB
> I think you'll do fine as a starting point there in Argentina.
> we have here is that many of the CB'ers don't use any discretionregarding what words
> are used over the air. So, sometimes obscenities are used overthe air with no consideration
> of who might be listening much less the fact that those words arenot legal to use here in the States.
> In fact it was just that sort of thing that got me to get my HamTicket. I was with my family on one of our
> highways here and the traffic got stopped or backed up because ofa crash. A truck driver got on the CB radio
> and every other word was an obscenity. After that and afterfinding out that code was not needed for the Technician class
> in 1993 I studied and got my first license. Since then I haveavoided CB.
> Bill - W2BSA
> Luis Bronzini wrote:
> Bill, W2BSA:
> Thank for your comments.
> By means of Internet, I have obtained for use by the Scouts,
> handies, of 40 channels in AM.the
> With these handies they have something to start in the radio
> Here, in Argentina, the CB as not heavily used as in USA. And
> poor propagation conditions has decreased their activity.Therefore
> there are many free channels to practice.<w2bsa@>
> Luis - LU3FS
> --- In ScoutRadio@yahoogroups.com, Bill Stewart - W2BSA
> wrote:here in
> > As long as CB is better behaved in your country then it is
> > States it might be OK.
> > But, it's definitely not something I would do here in the
> Farradio. I
> > too many chances for the youth,
> > much less their parents get the wrong impression regarding
> > get my youth handi-talkies
> > very inexpensively if I just look hard enough.
> > 73,
> > Bill, W2BSA
> > Luis Bronzini wrote:
> > >
> > > My intention is use the CB as an introducting the Scouts to
> > > Radio.
> > > Benefits
> > > - Equipments and antennas more cheap
> > > - Stations easy to operate
> > > - Does not require a license (although it must meet certain
> > > - Use the Q code and other expressions used by the AmateurRadio
> > > (although there is a risk that they learn some bad habits).obtaining
> > > Those Scouts, who operated in CB, and has interested in
> > > amateur radio license, study the regulations and will take
> > > corresponding examinations.communications
> > > With the CB is a first approximation to radio
> > > A new world, in addition to Internet and cellular phones.
> > > That is my opinion.
> > > I appreciate your answers.
> > > 73 and good DX´s
> > >
> > > Luis - LU3FS
> > >
> > >