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CB'ers should be charged for a license like ham radio operators and other radio services.

If the CB operators were licensed and break the existing rules then the FCC could impose a fine on them. The FCC licensed CB operator would have their address on file for said license. A good way to enforce and gain revenue.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is now easier to get ham certificate without cw code i canada,the ancient boosted cbers are now doing

        **** on ham frequencies, bad cbers do bad amateur, Industrie canada acepts more peoples to sell

        more radio, there was and there is god cb ers, and there is bad cb ers having amateur

        certificate and they continue to be bad, old amateurs often talk no more because of that, for the

        law, it is a free for all on 2 meter and hf ,indiutrie canada is is accepting the bad ones and do about nothing

        to control them, if you do cb and are happy continu, if you want to be ham and you think it is

        worth all the suddies to meet the same bad cb ers welcome ,dc ham since 40 years,had fun

        before whitth good cbers, had less fun earing bad hams doing bad cb on amateur bands 73 s

      • Gordy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Ham radio operators seem to think they are better than CB radio operators. Really? Why? because they studied and passed a test? Does being a Ham radio operator make them superior in any way?
        Maybe because they have more frequencies to use? More expensive better looking radios?

        I think it is just pride of being part of a class of high minded people that are no different than anyone else. Ham radio operators actually make me sick while listening to them on my communications receiver. Who the heck cares to talk to someone 100 or more miles away that you will never probably meet? Who cares if a signal is a S5 or what kind of equipment they have?

        Ham radio operators to me are just like a little boy or girls with their tinker toys and barbie dolls.

      • Gordy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am a Shortwave Listener and I can tell you that Hams break the law more frequently than abide by the law. Their language is the same as heard on CB and more so at times. They brag about their radios and antennas, try to out do the other guy, spend tons of money on radio gear which makes no sense at all. I have more respect for Shortwave Listeners because they learn much more by just listening.

      • Quien commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        CB is not a hobby radio system but was initially designed to be used by businesses for short range communications. Amateur radio (ham) is a system where operators are required to pass a test and follow rules and regulations set out by the FCC and policed for the most part by the hams themselves. As one who first obtained a First Class Radiotelephone license back in 1962, followed by a ham ticket after passing my 13 word per minute code test, I became a ham.

        Manufacturers sold a lot of CB radios and everyone hopped on the band wagon, bought one and became "good buddies." That perverted the idea of a local communications system for small businesses into a what was a free for all on a small segment of radio spectrum. After many years license requirements for Amateur Radio were relaxed, the theory test was simplified, and the code test eliminated. Many new hams feel a superiority to where they came from, but they are still CBers at heart. A license for operating in the bands just above 11 meters is available and easily obtained by taking a few lessons from one of the many ham clubs around. You might even run into old friends who have dropped the CB name for a legitimate call sign. With the legal ability to run a thousand watts on SSB

      • bassbandit commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A cb radio does not work any better with a licence. Freeband all over the world and if you dont like it stay the fu-k off it.

      • CB Radio Kid commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        John Willis you speak utter shite, CB radio provides the backbone to ham radio, without CB radios practically nobody wold have ever become a ham and you would be sat on your previous regulated ham band all by yourself you muppet.
        http://www.meetthebreakers.co.uk would have a field day with you!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Enforcing a license for C.B. radio operators will not cut down on the bad language or all the other bad things that go on. It would need to be "policed". That would never happen because its not as popular as it once was, and its too expensive. It never was policed like it should have been, so it got out of hand like it was then and still is today, just with a lot less people . Ham radio is in a similar situation. Iam both a CB'er and a licensed Ham Op. Both are not nearly as popular as they used to be. Therefore it will not be policed.

        Thanks and have a good day eh!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        IN started in the eleven meter operation right after I returned from South East Asian War Games. ( aka Viet Nam ) where I prodly represented the USAF serving a tour and one half. Medicled out and starting schooling I wanted / needed a differant hobby that high school so foirth. Radio Communications became that aveneau. Mi forst radio was a five chan. Johnson mobile. ( circa 1970 ) I got my first C.B. liscens then it was $25.00 and four full pages of information required. From that point I moved on to Amiture / MARS so forth. I was on ground floor of three radio and two of those were ALL radio operations welcome. Amiture-mARS-MURS so forth. Those groupa are still in operation. The third one is one curtrently being formed and as like the others herein it is open to ALL types of radio communications. Seems there is a comerody amoung true radio operations and memners of same needs, shared, and general interests, IF you want one to be available. I see a lot of AMITURE radio operators as STUFFED SHIRTS thinking their better than others. I can't see how that is. We all put clothing on in basic same manners, comb hair, brush teeth, eat so forth. Whewre those few got their ideas of holier than thou attitudes evades me. ALL radio communication have their place, ALL have their specialities. I too have hered terrable language and poor radioman- ship on many other bands through allocated frequencies. Why amiture blame CB operators for their own inadiquacies other that they're hiding their own mistakes is not acceptable.
        Pocket Dancer

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        John Willis, What an arrogant ******* you are. 99.9% of everybody on Ham radio actually STARTED on CB. Also, how naive are you anyway? Try listening to the radio more, and you will find out that it is every bit as bad on the amateur bands as it is on 11 meters.

      • jan heaton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        c.bers WERE licensed w/ contract saying- "nothing illeagal, immoral OR subversive" through public airways- it cost me $25.00 as KLO-290
        I called the FCC about this "loose lips sink ships" Mike Powells secretary said- "this is not a broadcast system" I tols her to read the dictionary under broadcast!
        internet, all electronics,cell phones,etc. have been given to the federal trade commision for sales only- No licensing, no regulations, no respect for words, no penalties. All computers should be licensed to the user, who should be responsible for public airways and proper words. If we CBers said nasty words through public airways, we could get finned or arrested.we had to id ourselves each half-hour or be shut down by the fc.c.. The citizens band considered american values.
        respected hams, and hoped to qualify someday.this world would be a worse place w/o our precious "HAMS"! thank you-a grey eagle

      • JOHN WILLIS KC5EVC commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I just found this by accident. I am a HAM operator who has enjoyed the service for over 18 years. I like Ham radio because the service is highly regulated. I like the idea of no license on CB. IT keeps them on 11 meters and we do not have to worry about them. CB is the most vile form of radio service. The language breaks every communications standard out there. Leave it license free so they stay off the licensed bands. We are proud of our bands and any kid can sit and listen to them without problems. We are self regulated and we respect each other. There is no respect on the CB radios. You guys are the foulest mouth people that I have ever heard over the air. I have a CB and have not turned it on in years.

      • jan heaton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        My license said-nothing illeagal-immoral-or subversive- cost$25.00
        under penalty of law. F.C.C. broke their side of this contract- Do I get my money back w/interet??? Our call letters-***-0290 was our broadcast I.D-
        Today the F.C.C.says this is no longer a "broadcast"- I told her to READ the Dictionary for real meanings- not convienient/words. F.T.C.now has the power($) over my (public) airways-FCC only controls "lines"/ while internet, "cell phones", broadcast ugly words, images,"sexting/texting" to children etc.Something WE would get arrested for-thanx to$PornKingR.M."

      • Michael Taylor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Bring back Citizen Band license I think it would be a great idea! I'll pay for one give me a call sign. Proud to be a Cb'er 30 years later. Alot of ham operators would love to see 11 meter return back to them. But they don't even use 10 meter to its full use as it is now. I brought this subject on the air just a couple days ago alot of guys still knew their calls signs. So I say bring it back I will send my money today.

      • Bam Bam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Wow a bunch of "holier than thou" ham operators who have a problem with citizens band. Why because with my 40 channels and SSB stock radio and a beam antenna I can talk over your radio that requires an amp and a repeater to talk to someone 100 miles away? Yes I agree the language is terrible on 40 am channels that's why I use SSB. Or if you look closely at your radio there is a power switch on it try turning it all the way to the left until you hear a "click". The attitudes of licensed ham's is the exact reason why I won't EVER get licensed. Professional ham my a#$ try Holier than thou who forgot where the started. It's like the Harley rider who knocks all other bikes because he forgot that it was a Honda he first rode. As for radios being phased out...I have a wide collection from Trams and Cobras to Ranger and galaxy and do my own work I think I have enough radios to get me through this lifetime!

      • KB7RSI commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's too late to take it back now. Its packed with the ragedy mouthed cb'ers and would'nt do nothing but cause us amateur radio operators a massive headache to try to get rid of em. Let them have it. We could just start transmitting packet or something here in the states. That might run them off and we'll just take it back....

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