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cbfunk anno 70categorie channelIn the 1970s, many cars had antennas on the roof and a CB radio. Or you saw some climbing the hills with chunky handheld radios, long telescopic antennas. The cell phone was not yet invented. In the mid-1970s, the 'Jedermannfunk' - i.e. CB FUnk (English Citizen Band Radio) - was gradually released in European countries (yes, there was no EU in its current form).

After more than five decades, CBtalk is now the 'new version' of CB Funk 2.0

Midland has managed to capture the CB radio feeling and put it in an APP. The 'old CB radio' is also simulated in terms of function. The look and feel was modeled on a real radio. The functions can also be found (in an improved form).

After the first start, the CBtalk presents itself as shown in the picture. Channel display, rotary knob for the channel selection, even a so-called S-meter is available as well as squelch, volume control and mic gain as well as on a 'real' CB radio.

So let's deal with the basic functions.

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CBtalk Operation modes

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Basically, CBtalk has enormous possibilities. So here are the two main operating modes and their function

CBtalk AUT09 appGROUP - the group mode, 195 countries are available, each country has 15 or more group channels which are displayed in a list. In some countries, channel 9 (e.g. AUT09, DEU09 etc.) is highlighted in yellow from the list. This serves to find the channel quickly and easily, on the one hand, and on the other hand it should point out the special importance of channel 9. Please read the article 'The thing with channel 9' to understand why this is a channel with a special function, where it comes from and how it should be used.


cbtalk channelmode CH09CHANNEL - the channel mode is shown like a CB radio. The surface of the CBtalk not only looks like a CB radio device, it also works that way. 40 channels (with Dual Mike 80 channels) are then available with a range of 30 km (with Dual Mike 100 km). The controller squelch (= rausperre) also functions similarly to CB radio in which the radius of the stations that can be received increases or decreases. Therefore, km is also given in the labeling.

 

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Q codes, numbers, ten codes

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thumb Q codesThere are always discussions about what is right now.

The Q key (also called Q groups or Q code) is used by radio services for the efficient and clear transmission of standard messages.

Advantage of the Q codes: no matter in which language, you can communicate worldwide. The Q groups come from the beginning of radio history. At that time only Morse code (CW or tactile radio with dots and dashes) was possible. It was quite cumbersome to write complete sentences and so they agreed on these Q groups worldwide.

The group always consisted of a statement or answer and a question. In normal radiotelephony it makes little sense to use Q groups, but it is fun to know that not everyone who is listening really understands everything.The Q-keys that are common today were introduced by the International Radiotelegraph Convention in 1912 and expanded to over 250 keys in the course of time. The Q-keys are neither abbreviations nor acronyms, so the letters have no conceptual meaning. The combinations after the Q were assigned completely arbitrarily.

 

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