We had a few guys at work who were running TTY on ham radio. I wasn't
really into that but I did install one of the first Arpanet terminals
in the DC area. (Army STRATCOM in Olney)
It was a real "hole in the ground" ;-)
On Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 8:23:57 AM UTC-4, Stormin Mormon wrote:
==============> Chris, without power the only way that I understand
Does anyone use CB radio anymore? I guess I could plug one of those into my
generator and talk until the gas ran out. Maybe I should add a CB radio to
my emergency supplies; we're right near an Interstate highway so we might
be able to connect to a truck passing by.
plug one of those into my generator and talk until
the gas ran out. Maybe I should add a CB radio to
my emergency supplies; we're right near an Interstate
highway so we might be able to connect to a truck
I was active on CB for a lot of years. One night
I got blocked by a wreck on the limited access highway.
Sat for an hour and a half. Finally shut down the
vehicle, got out and walked around. Sitting in the
hammer lane of a 65 MPH zone.
Felt so stupid, not having a CB, the truckers all
knew what was going on. I resolved to always have
a CB in the vehicle.
Fewer people on CB these days. As with any open band,
the info is as good as the person giving. Which might
be totally mistaken info. Most or many CB operate on
12 volts, which means you can wire it in to the car,
or to a marine battery.
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