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  Citizens' band radio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Citizens' Band radio (CB) is, in the United States, a system of short distance radio communication between individuals on a selection of 40 channels within the single 27 MHz (11 meter) band.
While the extended propagation characteristics on this band was of considerable interest to radio hobbyists, interference from distant stations limited the usefulness of CB for its original purpose.
CB radio is still a near-universal method of communication among semi truck drivers in America and also remains very popular in rural areas with farmers and hunters, plus sometimes even acting as a sort of "party line" phone system in deep-rural areas too far in the boonies to have phone lines.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Citizens'_band_radio   (3190 words)

 Band (radio) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A band is a small section of the spectrum of radio communication frequencies, in which channels are usually used or set aside for the same purpose.
Each of these bands has a basic bandplan which dictates how it is to be used and shared, to avoid interference and to set protocol for the compatibility of transmitters and receivers.
These are the parts of the radio spectrum, and not its frequency allocation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Band_(radio)   (191 words)

 Radio 4 (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Radio 4 are a band from Brooklyn who formed in 1999.
The band is a five-piece, comprising Anthony Roman (Vocals/Bass) (he used to be in), Tommy Williams (Vocals/Guitar), Gerard Garone (Keyboards), Greg Collins (Drums), and P.J. O'Connor (Percussion).
They cite a variety of influences, including Gang of Four, Mission of Burma, Primal Scream and, but their lively punk-pop sound combined with their militant political stance inevitably means that they are most often compared with The Clash.
www.norco.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Radio_4_(band)   (227 words)

 Antique Radio Classified--Vintage Broadcasting
One has to remember that radio broadcasting for entertainment evolved from a medium that was generally being used in a service capacity.
There was some variation within the band, as stations would sometimes shift their positions a bit when interference became excessive.
The band expansion helped relieve the congestion, of course, but with more than 600 stations on the air by the mid-1920s and with the vastly improved receiving equipment, the situation was hardly any better, especially at night.
www.antiqueradio.com /Evol_AM_Ripley_12-99.html   (3020 words)

 Radio Astronomy at the University of Indianapolis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
On 8/9/2004, the declination at which the radio telescope was pointed was changed to -28.85 degrees, which is the declination of SGR A. An observation file commenced at 7 pm EST on that date was the first of this series of observations of SGR A at its declination.
The oral presentation is on the analog components of a C band radio telescope and the poster paper is on the SETI range of a radio telescope.
The data from the wide band receiver, when compared to the data from the regular receiver, clearly established that the negative spikes in the data from the regular receiver were caused by unwanted signals outside the passband of the regular receiver but inside the passband (the entire C band) of the wide band receiver.
radio.uindy.edu /radio   (4085 words)

 National Panasonic RF-8000 24-Band Radio
Only one band may be received at one time; the active set is indicated by a small red LED indicator immediately to the left of the each bezel.
The dial lighting illuminates the S-meter as well as the two band scales; lighting is on all the time when the RF-8000 is connected to the AC mains, and may be turned on using a momentary switch when operating from its internal battery supply.
These bands use internal fixed ferrite bar antennas (three of them.) For this reason, instead of being rated in microvolts, as if the signal was applied via an antenna wire, they are rated in "microvolts per meter", as the actual antenna signal field intercept is a known quantity.
www.classic-audio.com /RF8000.html   (2745 words)

 Two-Way Radios and Accessories FAQ
Answer: RadioShack radios are designed to operate within the legal limits set by the FCC; operating outside of the licensed band is illegal.
The radio should be taken in to your local RadioShack store for repair; they will send it to the nearest Service Center.
Answer: It is normal operation for this radio to default to VFO operation when turned on; there is no way to set it to default to memory operation or to the last format used.
support.radioshack.com /support_tutorials/communications/67164.htm   (2408 words)

 Citizens Band Radio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Citizens band radio, or CB as it is commonly known, was initiated in the United States in 1947 when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) opened the UHF (ultrahigh frequency) 460-470 MHz band to licensees from the general public.
Citizens band radio continues to be used today by truck drivers, automobiles, factory personnel for internal mobile communications, and by private citizens.
Radio Emergency Associated Communications Teams are volunteers who are organized internationally and use Citizens Band (CB) radios to provide public service communications for travelers and their local communities.
www.ke4jcd.com /cb   (594 words)

 About Passport to World Band Radio...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
When I was a kid, shortwave radios looked like horror movie props - complicated machines that should have been hooked up to Frankenstein.
It zeros in on news, sports and entertainment from the world over, and includes award-winning ratings of world band radios and "how-to" articles by experts.
is prepared each year by International Broadcasting Services, Ltd. It is available from bookstores and world band specialty firms throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and other parts of the world, or you may order it direct from the publisher.
www.passband.com /pages/abopass.htm   (259 words)

 Swing In To Our Mainstream Jazz And Big Band Radio Show
Growing up south of Cleveland and listening to East Coast radio, Parker was pretty hard to impress, but these guys at KKDJ really had it going on.
As fate would have it these two immortals of Fresno radio used to listen to the big band radio show we did on KXTC (probably for a laugh) and friendships developed.
Broadcasting big band swing and classic jazz music isn't lucrative, but it comes with its rewards (except for the chicks.) We were on the air the Saturday following the passing of Frank Sinatra with a four-hour radio special; we were on the air the Saturday after Peggy Lee passed away with a two-hour tribute.
www.swingmusic.net /SwingMusic.html   (2689 words)

 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter: The Mission
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter will test the use of a radio frequency called Ka-band to demonstrate the potential for greater performance in communications using significantly less power.
While the standard in deep-space communication is currently a radio wave known as X-band, future spacecraft will incorporate radio systems utilizing the Ka-band of the radio spectrum instead.
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter carries a separate Ka-band radio in order to demonstrate this new capability for future missions.
mars.jpl.nasa.gov /mro/mission/sc_instru_kaband.html   (96 words)

 ARRLWeb: Threats to Our Amateur Bands
The problem is that since 1938, the 40-meter allocations in the three ITU radio regions are different.
This is a shared band including worldwide allocations for the fixed service, fixed-satellite service and mobile services, and in Region 2 a secondary allocation for the amateur and radiolocation services.
We remain vigilant about the potential threat to amateur bands, and will remain so until the alleged need for additional Little LEO spectrum is resolved.
www.arrl.org /news/bandthreat   (2048 words)

 Fail-Safe World Band Radio at Hammacher Schlemmer
With four ways to keep its NiCad batteries charged, this world band radio is fail-safe in case of an emergency.
The radio can also be plugged into a household outlet (AC/DC, 12 volt wall adapter, included) or a car’s cigarette lighter (adapter included).
The radio's 11 bands allow tuning to: the National Weather Service, foreign broad casts, local radio and TV programs, as well as monitoring police, ambulance or pilot communications.
www.hammacher.com /publish/63139.asp?promo=el_shortwave_radios   (244 words)

 Citizens' band radio at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Citizens' band radio (CB) is a system of short distance communication between individuals on a selection of 40 channels within the single 27 MHz (11 meter) band.
Both GMRS and Amateur Radio do require licenses and Amateur (Ham) Radio also requires the passing of exams before a license and call sign is issued by the FCC.
CB is still a popular hobby in many countries though its meaning as a method of communication has diminished recently, due to new developments such as the internet and mobile phones.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Citizens%27_band_radio.html   (420 words)

 FAQ: CB (Citizen's Band) Radio Answers
Answer: No. CB radios in the United States have the following restrictions: operate only on the 40 26-27 Mhz CB channels, they must be FCC approved for CB use, and have 4w AM/12W pep SSB maximum output power, license free.
There is no commercial license or ham license that allows the user to run higher power, use extra channels or use modified amateur rigs in the 11M 26/27Mhz CB radio band.
By operating on a narrower band, the effective range is increased; however,.the signal does not sound as clear as an AM signal.
support.radioshack.com /support_tutorials/communications/cfq-rdio03A.htm   (1746 words)

 IM 2003-034, Disposition Instructions for Wide Band Analog Radio Equipment
Purpose:  This Instruction Memorandum (IM) provides the policy for disposal and retention of the wide band analog radio assets replaced during the narrow band radio transition project.
The replacement of wide band radio assets in the project is considered an exchange and not a replace and reuse.
Wide band radio equipment that has been replaced shall not be transferred or donated to state and local cooperators per BLM IM 2002-052 or any other public safety organizations.
www.blm.gov /nhp/efoia/wo/fy03/im2003-034.htm   (628 words)

 NextWarehouse.com: SONY Portable 4-Band Radio-AM/FM/TV ICF-M410V Personal Cassette & Radio -- PORTABLE_4_RADIO_AM_FM_TV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
radio at a preset time -- whether you want to be lulled into a noon
Offer convenient one-button tuning to 5 of your favorite FM and 5 AM radio stations along with 5 TV channels and 5 weather frequencies.
Lets you use an optional AC Adaptor to operate the radio.
www.nextwarehouse.com /prod.cfm/126402/SONY/ICF-M410V/PORTABLE_RADIO_AM_FM   (300 words)

 Radios @ Survival Unlimited .com - Hand cranked, shortwave, solar powered radio, sangean shortwave radios, freeplay ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This radio operates on 4 - Ni-Cad (which are included) or Ni-Mh Batteries.
This top-end radio offers its user the choice of three power options: wind-up, solar and rechargeable power.
In a compact and stylish design, the Summit radio is fitted with a DC input facility to accommodate the AC/DC adapter (supplied) and an earphone socket for personal listening.
www.survivalunlimited.com /radio.htm   (888 words)

 Define Citizen's Band Radio - a Whatis.com definition - see also: CB, CBR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Congestion is worst during peaks in the 11-year sunspot cycle when the 27-MHz band supports worldwide communication known as "skip." Sunspot cycle peaks occurred in 1967-69, 1978-80, 1989-91, and 2000-2002.
The CB Radio Service has proven useful in disaster situations, both small-scale (for example, for a stranded motorist) and large-scale (such as after a hurricane or during a flash flood).
Channel 9 (at 27.065 MHz) is monitored by members of REACT, and is recognized as the CB emergency channel in the United States.
whatis.techtarget.com /definition/0,,sid9_gci341011,00.html   (354 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Passport to World Band Radio: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Short wave listening is something of a backwater in these days of Internet and Satellite radio, although it encompasses news and views from around the world, all available on a cheap pocket radio (or a $4000 dollar table-top).
If you love radio and are just starting out then the 'Passport' is an easy going guide to what's on and where from, and the radio reviews in the front section are extremly useful.
Just add a £25 radio to get going, and be prepared to be shocked that the rest of the world often has a different view of events to the BBC.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0914941852   (650 words)

 Amazon.com: Grundig S350 AM/FM Shortwave Radio: Electronics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
While the design gives the radio a solid look, we were a little disappointed that the E350--unlike many radios made 20 years ago--is completely made of plastic (with the exception of the speaker cover).
The radio supports battery and AC power, but we were in for a surprise when we opened the battery compartment.
Not only can the radio run on four D batteries, but there is also another, smaller compartment that accepts four AA cells--a nice little bonus if you need temporary power and you only have the smaller cells on hand.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000952XU?v=glance   (2190 words)

 Cb radio - CB Radio and Sideband Webring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Cb radio - CB Radio and Sideband Webring
This must be a CB aerial, an ordinary radio aerial simply won't do and may Installing your CB is really no different to wiring in a radio/cassette.
Durham radio stocks the widest varieties of CB radios and accessories in Canada.
webinfoseed.com /wbis/cb-radio.html   (453 words)

 Amazon.com: Jwin JXM14 Am/Fm/Sw 9Band World Band Radio: Electronics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Sound: The radio has a built in speaker and sound is consistent with a pocket radio.
The radio has enough of a dynamic range to allow the connection of 5-10 feet of wire (via alligator clip) to the whip antenna.
This radio would be great as a travel companion as it is small and it can also serve as a clock radio.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00013BN0M?v=glance   (2284 words)

 Celestaire, Inc.: Passport to World Band Radio - 2005
The backbone of this annual publication is the "blue pages", a complete listing of world broadcast stations; by frequency, language, time of day, and target areas.
If you hear something on the radio, you can see who it is at a glance.
Other sections deal with getting started in world band, best news programs, ratings and test reports of radios, and even a world map showing broadcast station locations.
www.celestaire.com /catalog/products/3005.html   (142 words)

 FCC Rules for CB Radio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Citizens Band Radio Service (CB) is a private, two-way, short-distance voice communications service for personal or business activities.
Where the rules use the word "person" the rules are concerned with an individual, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a joint stock company, a trust, a state, territorial or local government unit, or other legal entity.
Where the rules use the term "CB station", that means a radio station transmitting in the CB Radio Service.
www.reactintl.org /rules-cb.htm   (2936 words)

 AM Band DXing
Back in the 1920s, the first radio stations were anxious to know how far away they were being heard.
Regional stations often use different power levels and directional antennas for day and night operation; since AM band signals travel further at night, regional stations will reduce transmitter power and use a "tighter" directional antenna between their local sunset and local sunrise.
One practice that has continued since the early days of radio is the "DX test." FCC rules allow stations which must reduce power or change antennas at night to briefly test using daytime power and antennas during an "experimental period" from midnight to sunrise.
www.dxing.com /amband.htm   (1039 words)

 NewLogic Offers World's First IEEE 802.11 a/b/g CMOS multi-band WLAN Radio IP
The WiLD Radio is a 2.4GHz and 5GHz multi band WLAN CMOS radio macro for integration with standard WLAN ICs and ASICs.
The radio is ideally suited for use in cost sensitive designs and where low power consumption is a key factor to success.
The WiLD Radio is offered with two baseband interfaces, either a classical analog I/Q data interface or a low pin count digital interface which includes the data converters integrated with the Radio.
www.us.design-reuse.com /news/news5876.html   (753 words)

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