Covid-19, one nine for a copy ?

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Covid-19, one nine for a copy ?

Post by InTheClouds » 23 Mar 2020, 14:53

Noticed any more local breakers on cause of Corona virus ? I would have thought there might be a few more on
given many are all stuck at home.

I plan getting on air soon.

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Re: Covid-19, one nine for a copy ?

Post by The Collector » 23 Mar 2020, 21:41

Maybe they'll break out their 80's stuff from their lofts and a few extra breakers will reappear on the airwaves. We can only live in hope.

Taking about the death-inducing lurgie, I have noticed there are less people willing to spend their money on ebay from what I've experienced in the last week or so. With the current issues, people's wallets may be opening less and less for the time being. It means I'm actually winning auctions for crap, broken stuff for the first time in years. Bonus! ;)

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Re: Covid-19, one nine for a copy ?

Post by NightProwler » 23 Mar 2020, 22:54

I have noticed a lot more activity recently, Mainly on 40M and 20M. CB is dead in my area though.
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Re: Covid-19, one nine for a copy ?

Post by skidplate » 24 Mar 2020, 13:15

Been monitoring 27.275 + 27.555 , its been very dead.
BUT today 555 has started chattering , and 275 is quiet , 305 are Spanish speakers
I thought 27.275 would be fairly busy as its TM1 calling channel ( 27 )

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Post by 26mb04 » 24 Mar 2020, 15:28

What mode is the TM1 calling channel? I might take a HF portable to work tonight and see if there's anyone around.

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Re: Covid-19, one nine for a copy ?

Post by 108EH002 » 24 Mar 2020, 15:39

26mb04 wrote:
24 Mar 2020, 15:28
What mode is the TM1 calling channel? I might take a HF portable to work tonight and see if there's anyone around.
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Post by NightProwler » 24 Mar 2020, 16:50

TM1 has a calling channel? :think:
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Post by morgz84 » 25 Mar 2020, 13:56

I have been thinking of going up on the hills for a DX. I am not going to be spreading any germs sat in the middle of nowhere, on my own in the car at night. There is nothing in the emergency legislation which bans people from traveling somewhere in their car, only powers for people who are ill or are showing sympoton, port closures, breaking up gathering etc. For the time being, I think it's OK to drive to a beauty spot if you exercise a bit of common sense and aren't meeting up with people.

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Re: Covid-19, one nine for a copy ?

Post by skidplate » 25 Mar 2020, 19:28

555 is busy ... Its 19:27 Wed, 25 Mar

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Post by The Collector » 26 Mar 2020, 16:36

morgz84 wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 13:56
I have been thinking of going up on the hills for a DX. I am not going to be spreading any germs sat in the middle of nowhere, on my own in the car at night. There is nothing in the emergency legislation which bans people from traveling somewhere in their car, only powers for people who are ill or are showing sympoton, port closures, breaking up gathering etc. For the time being, I think it's OK to drive to a beauty spot if you exercise a bit of common sense and aren't meeting up with people.

Non-essential travel ;)

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Post by 26mb04 » 26 Mar 2020, 18:20

You could, however, walk or cycle to said beauty spot, carrying your radios. This would add weight (see what I did there) to your claim of conducting permitted exercise activity. Bonus points for contacting vulnerable and/or elderly isolated people with said radios to check on their welfare and see if they need anything

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Re: Covid-19, one nine for a copy ?

Post by 108EH002 » 26 Mar 2020, 18:52

The Collector wrote:
26 Mar 2020, 16:36
morgz84 wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 13:56
For the time being, I think it's OK to drive to a beauty spot if you exercise a bit of common sense and aren't meeting up with people.

Non-essential travel ;)
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Re: Covid-19, one nine for a copy ?

Post by stanogs68 » 26 Mar 2020, 19:28

The Collector wrote:
23 Mar 2020, 21:41
Maybe they'll break out their 80's stuff from their lofts and a few extra breakers will reappear on the airwaves. We can only live in hope.

Taking about the death-inducing lurgie, I have noticed there are less people willing to spend their money on ebay from what I've experienced in the last week or so. With the current issues, people's wallets may be opening less and less for the time being. It means I'm actually winning auctions for crap, broken stuff for the first time in years. Bonus! ;)
HAHA ,they probably spent all there money on bog roll and pasta, its a good job the phone network didnt crash they would have panicked bought all the radios ! :lol:
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Re: Covid-19, one nine for a copy ?

Post by g1xgm » 26 Mar 2020, 20:53

Heard a few voices I have not heard before on the GB3-XL repeater.It's at Shipley,West Yorkshire on 430-8875 Mhz.CB is dead here.

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Re: Covid-19, one nine for a copy ?

Post by stanogs68 » 26 Mar 2020, 22:39

CB in the North west is mad its always busy ,im in Warrington but St Helens and liverpool are always going ,its a shame its not repeated across the country
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