Re: Value of CB radio in Desert Travel?

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Posted by Bob G on December 20, 2001 at 10:54:04:

In Reply to: Value of CB radio in Desert Travel? posted by Bill on December 07, 2001 at 12:52:46:

I took a low band TS-130 to Death Valley about 15 years ago. This is a 100+ Watt Ham Radio (you need an FCC license to use these)which is in my car and uses a big car antenna whip. Being off -- I mean WAY off -- the beaten path (we're talkin' "beyond jeep road") and being able to talk to friends on the East Coast USA via phone patch (ham to ham via radio and guy in his house makes local phone call and hooks phone to ham radio) was tres cool. I remember speaking with a guy in Florida who had an "allegator ranch"! But the topper was a conversation, at Zabriski Point, I made with Pitcairn Island, a VERY isolated spot in the Pacific Ocean (see "Mutiny on the Bounty", where I spoke with one of the decendents of Fletcher Christian). The contrast of his location and mine was mind blowing. CB? Fuggedaboutit!!!!

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