Author Topic: CB Radio in Belfast  (Read 23429 times)

Bogeyman

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1181
CB Radio in Belfast
« on: February 15, 2007, 10:11:38 AM »
I'm sure many of you were involved in the CB radio fad around 1980 in Belfast.

I was a member of a few clubs including the Jolly Roger Club in East Belfast.

We used to be able to talk to truckers in the States and many european countries on the "skip". Many of us had monstrous aerials on the roof to get a better signal. We recieved cards from folks across the world that we made contact with and some even visited to meet.

What "handle" did you have if you were involved.

Mine was Karate Chop  .. 10-10 good buddy
If it was'nt for venetian blinds it would be curtains for everybody!

teap

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4846
Re: CB Radio in Belfast
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2007, 10:14:44 AM »
Mine was Sea Angel  :) I had an echo chamber too and a big CB Arl on the roof cant remember the name of it.

What your 20 mine is hazzard county (west belfast) 

EllCee

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18922
Re: CB Radio in Belfast
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2007, 10:24:38 AM »
I became a radio amateur as a result.  I've still got the GP27 vertical aerial, but adjusted for the amateur frequencies.

"I may not agree with you, but I respect your opinion"   "You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it"

AL CAPONE

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12999
Re: CB Radio in Belfast
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2007, 10:55:16 AM »
lost sheep to sheperd!

eddiec

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 828
Re: CB Radio in Belfast
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2007, 05:22:41 PM »
Painter from the Land of the Stars...

I started in '82 with an amstrad and a magmount on a binlid  ;D  ;D

Anyone remember the CB Club used to sit in the Paradour Hotel on the Ormeau Road?
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.  <i>Mark Twain</i>

EllCee

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18922
Re: CB Radio in Belfast
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2007, 05:42:47 PM »
"Anyone remember the CB Club used to sit in the Paradour Hotel on the Ormeau Road?"

No, but I knew Robert, from the Ravenhill Road used to go there.

"I may not agree with you, but I respect your opinion"   "You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it"

stewie

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 10721
Re: CB Radio in Belfast
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2007, 07:57:25 PM »
 :) CB radios thet were great crack :) Grease Monkey that was my handle 10_4 good buddy n all that ;D

eddiec

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 828
Re: CB Radio in Belfast
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2007, 10:18:07 PM »
Sorry Les... the name Robert dosen't mean much... there were quite a few members at its height.

A bunch of us from the Club went over to Ayr for the weekend as guests of a CB club there. One of their members owned a caravan park and put us up.
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.  <i>Mark Twain</i>

EllCee

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18922
Re: CB Radio in Belfast
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2007, 10:25:06 PM »
Eddie, I can't remember Robert's handle.  He had a cracking signal.  He lived in the old gatelodge that's now an art gallery, just down from the roundabout.

Did you know "The 9 of Hearts"?

"I may not agree with you, but I respect your opinion"   "You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it"

Bogeyman

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1181
Re: CB Radio in Belfast
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2007, 11:19:28 PM »
Do you remember the Wing Commander who had polecat ears.
He lived somewhere up the horseshoe bend and bled over most of Belfast

 ;)
If it was'nt for venetian blinds it would be curtains for everybody!

EllCee

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18922
Re: CB Radio in Belfast
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2007, 11:40:48 PM »
"Wing Commander"

That rings a bell.  And Alec,  "Dr Syn".

"I may not agree with you, but I respect your opinion"   "You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it"

eddiec

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 828
Re: CB Radio in Belfast
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2007, 01:21:32 PM »
Did you know "The 9 of Hearts"?

It certainly rings a bell as does Wing Commander and Dr Syn... Oh my memory is a terrible thing ::)

Hearts... hmm... There was a guy I knew... Station Road...

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.  <i>Mark Twain</i>

eddiec

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 828
Re: CB Radio in Belfast
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2007, 01:22:56 PM »
Heres a few faces you may remember...

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.  <i>Mark Twain</i>

EllCee

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18922
Re: CB Radio in Belfast
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2007, 01:36:41 PM »
"Hearts... hmm... There was a guy I knew... Station Road..."

That's him.  Leslie, "Nine of Hearts".

He phoned me out of the blue a couple of years ago, from somewhere out in the West.  Newtownhamilton, somewhere like that.

I don't recognise any of the faces, Eddie.

 
"I may not agree with you, but I respect your opinion"   "You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it"

eddiec

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 828
Re: CB Radio in Belfast
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2007, 03:51:17 PM »
Aye... Leslie was a great guy... I did wind him up a bit about his looks...

The top pic was taken in the Paradour after a dart competition with the Buzy Bee Club... Thats Buzy Bee (the wee women) on the left with Snow Queen. Buzy Bee used to live in one of the houses facing Stormont.

The other was taken in the Quarry Inn I think. The girl sitting to the left is wearing a badge with "Donard Link" and her handle "Black Magic"
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.  <i>Mark Twain</i>