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by Offplanet
Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Channel 19
Topic: Any cb'er's based in Somerset ?
Replies: 2
Views: 914

Re: Any cb'er's based in Somerset ?

Try Ch27 every Wednesday between 2pm and 4pm - there's a friendly net called the Homesteaders with people from South Wales and the West participating. In addition, there's the Sunday DX net that runs from 2pm-4pm every Sunday on Ch32.

Worth getting to high ground for the above :wink:
by Offplanet
Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Breakers in Exeter?
Replies: 7
Views: 1529

Re: Breakers in Exeter?

Try Ch38 on UK FM - apparently a popular channel down in Devon and also Ch28 FM Mids from 9pm on Saturday nights (also known as CEPT and EU block). The Ch28 net is the Papa Limas which often has participants from Devon and they sometimes have a late shift from midnight onwards concentrated around Ex...
by Offplanet
Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:02 am
Forum: Channel 19
Topic: UHF 446 SUCCESS
Replies: 3
Views: 1072

Re: UHF 446 SUCCESS

Nice contact - I also thought 446 was crap until I started landing a few contacts from the hills, now these days I always take one along. Can be very rewarding, especially using a basic radio.
by Offplanet
Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Channel 19
Topic: good day for cb radio
Replies: 10
Views: 2215

Re: good day for cb radio

Hi Offplanet,yeah all in all cb radio in cornwall is in pretty good shape...there is a sou'western group around the cornwall/devon borders that seem to be doing ok...As for me i'm out on a limb here in falmouth its not a good spot for cb on account of surrounding hills,but we have a few local nets....
by Offplanet
Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: various questions from a noob (sorry in advance)
Replies: 6
Views: 1461

Re: various questions from a noob (sorry in advance)

Glad to be of some help - let us know how you get on.
by Offplanet
Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Channel 19
Topic: good day for cb radio
Replies: 10
Views: 2215

Re: good day for cb radio

Quite a bit of activity on UK FM when I went down to Cornwall last week, it was a job to find a clear channel, but I was on quite high ground.
by Offplanet
Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Cardiff
Replies: 6
Views: 1077

Re: Hello from Cardiff

Try a few calls on Ch31 (UK FM) which is usually monitored by a few around Barry, Cardiff and some on the Somerset coast - also try Ch32 between 2pm and 4pm on Sundays (Sunday DX Net) and Wednesdays between 1:30 and 4pm (Homesteaders Net). Ch38 from around 10pm there's usually a few on from Wales/We...
by Offplanet
Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: various questions from a noob (sorry in advance)
Replies: 6
Views: 1461

Re: various questions from a noob (sorry in advance)

Handhelds are not known for lasting long on their internal batteries, so use the low power setting unless you need the high power setting (1w/4w selectable by the look of it). Also keep at least one spare set of top-quality batteries to hand per radio. A handheld is basically the same as a normal mo...
by Offplanet
Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: CB Radios
Topic: H-512 PLUS CB TRANSCEIVER
Replies: 2
Views: 1245

Re: H-512 PLUS CB TRANSCEIVER

There is an active Northumberland Net on UK FM Ch38 up there, although I'm not sure of their exact locations, but unless they're on your doorstep, or you take the CB to very high ground, you'll unlikely be able to make contact. These days with CB operators being much more widely dispersed than they ...
by Offplanet
Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: CB Radios
Topic: Which cb?? Interference problems.
Replies: 13
Views: 2964

Re: Which cb?? Interference problems.

Sounds like the fuel injectors - on modern systems, the fuel gets cut when the engine is on overrun, so there's no noise when going downhill :wink: My van was the same - I could even hear the noise on the homebase radio when the van was ticking over outside. I managed to reduce the noise by fitting ...
by Offplanet
Mon May 28, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Channel 19
Topic: Anyone regular users in Somerset?
Replies: 6
Views: 2022

Re: Anyone regular users in Somerset?

I replied to your "Newbie to CB" post with the following, but perhaps you missed it. Listen out for the Homesteaders Net (UK Ch27 from 1:30-4pm every Wednesday), the Papa Lima Net (EU Ch28 9pm-midnight every Saturday), the Sunday DX (UK Ch32 2pm-4pm) and the Bank Holiday Charlie Tango Nets on UK Ch3...
by Offplanet
Thu May 17, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie to CB
Replies: 4
Views: 966

Re: Newbie to CB

Hi Matt Listen out for the Homesteaders Net (UK Ch27 from 1:30-4pm every Wednesday), the Papa Lima Net (EU Ch28 9pm-midnight every Saturday), the Sunday DX (UK Ch32 2pm-4pm) and the Bank Holiday Charlie Tango Nets on UK Ch34 - plenty of activity in the South West, but making the effort to get to hig...
by Offplanet
Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Saying Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 1476

Re: Saying Hello

Hi,

Head up to the hills between 2pm and 4pm on a Sunday and you should hear a good few on the Sunday DX (Ch32 UKFM) - there's also a fair bit of activity on CH24 in Gloucestershire :wink:
by Offplanet
Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: PMR446 Section
Topic: PMR446 Easter DX 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1762

Re: PMR446 Easter DX 2012

Indeed CT are running a 446 event on Easter Sunday, more specifically, the CT eXtreme DX Team who specialise in operating portable from high ground locations :wink: In addition to the info on Delboy's banner advert, the event runs from around 12pm until 2pm - please consider Ch8 as a starting point ...
by Offplanet
Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Advise on SWR
Replies: 7
Views: 1498

Re: Advise on SWR

SS Orbitor mounted on the winchbumper of my Pajero
Sounds like the antenna is too low down - higher the better on the vehicle (ideally in the centre of the roof to give a more even performance pattern)