The hypocrisy of HAMs.

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by SemperFubar, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Meteorgray

    Meteorgray Heavy Load Member

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    Anybody purposely interrupting the communications of others is a sociopath. Such people are hard to reach with reason because they have no empathy and actually enjoy the pain others suffer at their hands.

    One question: how can one tell they are Hams running those base stations?
     
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  3. DSK333

    DSK333 Road Train Member

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    They usually use their ID number in the communication process.
     
  4. Timin770

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    With all due respect to the OP I sometimes see "self righteous" behavior within the CB community as well. Examples would be claiming there's only one competent tech in the entire U.S. and/or declaring all export rigs "splatter boxes". It's very difficult for me to believe either statement is true
     
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  5. Night Stalker10

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    I can’t believe the OP would bring up a 10 year old post. Maybe just to stir people up for a laugh? He hasn’t posted for awhile anyway.
     
  6. Meteorgray

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    Yep, I believe it is a requirement for Hams to cite their ID numbers periodically while talking on their amateur frequencies. It's just that I've never heard any ID numbers being used on those big-watt, Superbowl-type 11-meter stations that the OP is apparently talking about.

    And that's the reason I asked the question: to discover how anyone knows it is a Ham who is responsible for an overpowered 11-meter station interfering with normal CB traffic. The ID number would do it, but I've never experienced it.
     
  7. DSK333

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    They all use their ID in the Baltimore area. Calling out for each other by said number then starting some BS conversation until someone complains and then they start their games. I used to hear every single day. The same exact routine over and over again. My inner troll would sometimes find it humorous over how mad they would get some drivers but in the end it's not cool at all. It's our working channel so it's important to us. I wonder how those guys would feel if someone were to go into the HAM world and interfere with their communications? Not even in the same ball park though because they aren't using their radios to accomplish a job or get valuable safety information to other motorists on the interstates. A minor inconvenience to them but possible a life threatening issue to us and those around us.
     
  8. L.B.

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    those numbers are not official IDs. A Ham ID is 3-6 characters, i.e. A2BC or AB4CDE. The number is a region designator (the US is divided into 9 areas) the letters before the number are any combination that identify it as a US ID. US IDs start with a W, N or K and possibly A (not positive). The letters after the number are randomly assigned to the user. (although any ID less than 6 characters is a custom ID and has been requested by the user).

    I hear numbers called out a lot on CB but not sure where they came from. FCC stopped giving out CB callsigns years ago.
     
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  9. BigJim63

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    I think those numbers being used on the cb are called DX numbers made up by the operators.
     
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  10. Slowmover1

    Slowmover1 Road Train Member

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    Agreed. Hear this in skip all the time.

    I’m waiting for one of these clowns to pre-record, “One Adam Twelve, listen to the man” or some riff from TV or other.
     
  11. Antinomian

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    BR549?
     
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