19 July 2014

European Citizens Band Federation Congress 2014 in Brussels

The 14th European Citizens Band Federation Congress took place in Brussels on the 16th and 17th of July and for the first time since 1992 the UK had a representative in the shape of David Ogg (M0OGY). 

Dave's post from the Transmission 1 forum:

"I was invited to the 14th European Citizens' Band Federation congress in Brussels in Belgium.

It was very interesting with specialist Translators on hand and I certainly met some very interesting people involved with our hobby from throughout the EU.

Many points were discussed and I made a strong case for the United Kingdom users and my main issue was about the dreaded PLT devices.

I have filmed a video and will be uploaded to Youtube over the weekend.

In this picture which Vincente, one of the Delgates from Catalonia, posted on our ECBF website you can see Delegates from Catalonia, Spain, Belguim, Croatia, France, Portugal and the geezer in the black shirt is the bloke from the United Kingdom.

That was the night before, we were suited and Booted the following day for the main meeting.

I gave you my word I would get involved and try and get our point over.....more to follow"

The Main topics of discussion, from a UK perspective, were PLT Interference Issues, The new AM/SSB allocation, and the possibility of a VHF CB allocation.  

The other European delegates are said to be extremely pleased that the UK now has someone to speak about CB radio issues and Dave's input was very welcome at the meeting. 

From a personal point of view I would like to thank Dave for his efforts and I'm sure he will continue to be a fine ambassador for the UK CB radio community in the future. 

More photos can be seen on the FaceBook pages of Fernando M G Seixo: LINK