Sunday, July 25, 2010
SUNSPOTS KEEP COMING
It looks like we're slowly entering the next sunspot cycle as numbers continue to improve. Today's reading:
What this means to you - DX or "SKIP" conditions will become more frequent so those frequencies that have been somewhat dead in the last year (both HAM and CB) will start filling up as operators come out of the woodwork once they realize conditions are favorable.
PICTURE REQUEST - GOING, GOING......
But not quite "GONE". If you have pictures of yourself, or shack from the 60's/70's during the CB boom and still would like to have them included in my book, please e-mail me.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
MY TOP TEN PICKS OF: CB EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEVER RUN OUT OF SEEING ON EBAY
Sure, there's more than 10, but I tried to stick to things that were at least 30 years old, and most, but not all were bid up to unrealistic prices (as if they were "rare"). So here are my picks:
- Astatic D-104
- E.F. Johnson "Whiteface"
- Turner Plus 2
- Turner Plus 3
- Courier 23
- Lafayette HE-20
- E.F. Johnson 250 Anniversary Base
- Midland 23 channel AM Mobile's (any of 'em)
- CB SAMS
- Realistic TRC-30
Of the ten items listed, I think it's a tie between the D-104 and the CB-SAMS. The Astatics will always sell for more than they're actually worth, while the SAMS will linger until a law is passed banning the sale of paper items - there's just too many of them out there.