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CB Repeater
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The first time that this subject was explored was in the late 70's, when I was a member of the Channel 13 group. At that time, I had a Radio Shack 5 watt, 6 channel walkie-talkie which I used to monitor and talk on the channel when I was out in the yard, working on the car, or hanging out at a neighbor's. Most of our CB group were clustered in an area which was about 2 to 3 miles away from my house. While I could listen just fine with the W/T, my transmit signal was relatively weak and subject to being "taken out" by any skip interference or errant carrier thrower that happened on frequency. I had thought about running a coax lead from my radio room to the outside, so I could use the base antenna on the walkie-talkie. While the gain of the base antenna would certainly help my signal, it turned out to be impractical as it "tied" me to the cable, and I lost mobility. So now what?
cb  radio  amateur  repeater  story  history  ham 
august 2013 by driscoll
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will everyone please reblog this so i can make my money back on this dumb investment thanks
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june 2012 by driscoll
435 history
Art Gentry, W6MEP (sk) who built the very first repeater in the US that went on the air in 1955 as K6MYK and operated as such until the late 80's I believe.
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september 2011 by driscoll

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