The 27th June 2018 is looking like it could be the biggest UK CB Radio event of the year with not one but TWO events celebrating 4 years of legal AM and SSB.
Firstly we have "The Big Net", a long established event which can trace its roots back to 2006 when we celebrated 25 years of legal FM CB Radio here in the UK. This years event will celebrate 4 years of legal AM and SSB and is the fifth multimode event to have taken place on 27th June each year.
Calling will take place on the UK calling channels:
AM calling on channel 14 EU (27.125Mhz)
SSB calling on channel 27 EU (27.275Mhz USB)
Once contacts are made please remember to QSY so that the calling channels are clear for other stations.
You can post your intentions (Times/frequencies/locations etc) on The Big Net Facebook Page - CLICK HERE
Stations are welcome to join in from all over the UK, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Europe and beyond!
Also celebrating 4 years of legal AM/SSB is the new "Activate All Counties Event" which aims to get stations operating in all 48 English Counties.
Six of the biggest weekly nets will be operating on the mid band, on SSB.
UPDATE 16/06/18: The frequency list of the 6 nets has now been published
North East Net - 27.375 USB
North West Net - 27.135 USB
Midlands Net - 27.255 USB
Eastern Counties Net - 27.325 USB
South West Net - 26.975 USB
South East Net - 27.395 USB
So all in all this promises to be a great night for UK CB Radio so make sure you get your radios tuned to the Mid Band, give out a call on channel 14 AM or channel 27 USB or flick through the channels to see if you can hear any of the regular midweek nets.
This really is the best chance you will get to make some amazing contacts around the UK.
AND THERE'S MORE......
Later in the year we have two more big UK radio events.
The PMR446 DX WEEKEND.....
Yes it's time to take to the hills or the highest point you can find and give out a call on your PMR446 radio! Many people think that these little walkie talkies are just for very short range communication but from a decent (high) location you will be amazed how far you can get. Contacts of up to 100 miles are commonplace and throw in a bit of (rare) Tropospheric Ducting and international contacts are also possible.
This years event is takes place on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August 2018.
The Big Net (November) 2018.....
Yes more action from "The Big Net". Celebrating 37 years of legal UK CB Radio.
Taking place on 2nd November 2018 the main net will be on channel 37 UKFM (27.96125Mhz) with additional USB calling on channel 27 EU (27.275)Mhz and AM calling on channel 14 EU (27.125Mhz).
So we have a fun packed year ahead of us and don't forgot all the regular nets which take place around the UK on a Daily/Weekly basis.
Here is the latest list:
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