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Sgtmoore
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Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:06 pm

Hi guys,
Im new to CBs and I can pick people up but I cant clearly hear what they are saying. Any ideas what maybe wrong?
thanks

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Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:08 pm

keep listening and you will get used to the sound and rhythm of speach


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Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:21 pm

Sgtmoore wrote:Hi guys,
Im new to CBs and I can pick people up but I cant clearly hear what they are saying. Any ideas what maybe wrong?
thanks
Hi,

Is it possible you are listening to people talking on AM when you are set to FM (or the other way round)?

In the UK, we currently use 80 FM channels, but on the EU 40 channels, you often hear European truck drivers chatting to each other using AM, because that's what they use at home and often forget to switch over to FM when in the UK.

Another possibility is that you are hearing strong SSB signals coming in. There is a lot of atmospheric propagation at the moment, allowing international signals to come though quite strongly on the CB channels.

Alternatively, perhaps they are just too far away?

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Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:27 pm

ok thanks for your suggestions, i will keep listening

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Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:42 pm

what cb radio and antenna are you using *King*

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good question porky same question i was going to ask lol

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