Thursday, September 23, 2021

[TBT] ThrowBack Thursday - V

 

 

 


 

 

 1977

 

 

 

 

I'M MIXING IT UP WITH THESE NEWSPAPER ITEMS FROM '77, STARTING WITH ANN LANDERS -

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 







 

73 'til next Thursday -

WOODY

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

SUNSPOT CYCLE 25, AND WHY IT MIGHT BE A BIG ONE


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There have been quite a few articles and videos regarding Solar Cycle 25, and how big or small it may turn out to be. This is the latest one I've found (Sept 17th), so if you have an hour to kill take a gander of what they have to say. 

 

 

 

73

WOODY

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, September 18, 2021

WATERS & STANTON - A NICE PLACE TO VISIT


 

 

 SOME GOOD ADVICE

 

 

 

 

 I subscribe and watch videos from Peter Waters of Waters & Stanton every week. His laid back approach to the subject at hand is greatly admired. 

The first video is about getting into ham radio while spending the least amount you can afford, and the second one is titled: CB vs Ham Radio, a short video where Peter talks about the two services. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did (for what it's worth, I wish a US vendor would do something like this as well)

 

 

 

 

VIDEO 2

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

73

WOODY

 


 

 

Thursday, September 16, 2021

TBT [ThrowBack Thursday] IV

 

 ANOTHER THROWBACK

ANOTHER

LOOK AT THE PAST

 

 

 When the CB radio fad was most popular, many smaller newspapers had their own CB column, or at the least, they used columns from some of our larger cities to allow keep their subscribers 'in the loop', with current news about this new phenomenon. For example, the column 'CB Chatter' by Mike Wendland could be found in more than one newspaper across the nation.

The Saturday or Sunday editions of the news were usually geared towards gardening, sports, and occasionally CB radio. I've linked a page from a Sunday leisure section in 1976 which can be enlarged enough for you to read and enjoy -


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 1976

 

 

 

1976 - The State Sun, South Carolina

 

1976 - The State Sun, South Carolina

 

 

 

1977

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

73,

(until next Thursday)

WOODY

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, September 09, 2021

TBT [ThrowBack Thursday] III


 

 THROWBACK THURSDAY

SEPTEMBER 08, 2021

 

This weeks TBT is an advertisement from May 06, 1976 in the Ithaca Journal. The store is "Action Audio", which was also a Lafayette Radio Electronics affiliate.

23 channel CB radios had yet to become discounted, as the pricing indicates.



 

 

 73

WOODY

 


 

Thursday, September 02, 2021

TBT [ThrowBack Thursday] II

 



THROWBACK THURSDAY II





This weeks TBT image is a Radio Shack ad from December 1976 titled: "Give-a-CB" which showed Radio Shack's markdown as an attempt to move 23ch. radios out of their warehouse before the new 40ch. transceivers arrived.

I actually bought the TRC-47 am/ssb radio the year before for a sale price of $209.95 - which was a good price for a sideband rig that year. I didn't like it at all. Transmit audio was slightly below average, and while it had most of the typical controls (volume, squelch, RF gain, clarifier, and mode selection), it lacked a meter. Try giving a signal report without one. I traded this towards my purchase of a new E.F. Johnson Viking 352 in January of '76.

$159.95 was $50 less than their best sale price, but nowhere near what it would be selling for, only a few months later - $50

 





REALISTIC TRC-47 AM/SSB MOBILE







73

WOODY