CB Lingo (Arrggghhhh!!!)

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CB Lingo (Arrggghhhh!!!)

Post by w7apm » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:09 pm

New listing today for a homebrew 4"Pill" amplifier. Please this is a Ham Radio Site not a CB radio site. Are some so ignorant they don't know what a transistor is?

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Re: CB Lingo (Arrggghhhh!!!)

Post by n5wrx » Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:32 am

w7apm wrote:New listing today for a homebrew 4"Pill" amplifier. Please this is a Ham Radio Site not a CB radio site. Are some so ignorant they don't know what a transistor is?
Yeah, and we dont 'brew' equipment we 'construct' it.
And what is with this 'HAM' radio thing .... do we raise swine?
Enough with the 'SLANG' .... QSL OLD MAN? 73

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Respect the differences...

Post by K4ICL » Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:01 pm

Terms and acronyms such as "home brew", "lid", "old man" (OM), XYL, etc. are part of our "ham" amateur ratio culture, worldwide. Other terms such as "Pill", "Roger Beep", "base" (station) etc. are a part of another separate and distinct culture.

There is nothing wrong with being part of either or both; but we should respect the differences.

To argue otherwise is similar to barking at the moon.

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Post by KD8HMO » Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:36 pm

As long as we are talking about annoying slang, how about the lids that have to say QSL or QSL? after every sentence? Especially annoying on 2m FM... LOL
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Post by WD4GPO » Thu May 22, 2008 4:41 pm

Yes, all hobbies have their respective nomenclature. But I hear so many Citizen Band phrases repeated OVER AND OVER in the Ham Phone bands it drives me to distraction and I choose to turn off the radio. My most recent irritation is after EACH turn over of the conversation, they say "I head that, I did , I did" . I understand these folks got their exposure to Radio from CB. I know they did not have an ELMER to teach them the accepted methods. But why do they refuse to learn? Yeah, it is their hobby too, I understand that. But Learn the Language. For now they are just CBers using Ham privileges. Some have their Extra and absolutely NO IDEA of what they are doing. Dang!
Thank you for listening

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Post by ddurgin » Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:20 am

I'm just waiting to hear "breaker, breaker 19, when 10 meters opens up again !
I would like to think that if you lived in Spain, then you better speak Spanish... When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
Otherwise, you might find yourself in the Gladiator arena !!!

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Post by lhk0pd » Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:55 am

All this over not using proper terms. I know of Ham's who were never ever CB'ers use the term pill. And like another said about the qsl after every sentence,well that irritates me also but i'm not going to insult or embarass some one over it. There then is more important thing's to me at least to be concerned over and if this is what HAM radio becomes then i think i'll spend more time with my Telescopes and sell or box up my HAM radio's. I would rather talk with a HAM that is friendly and just want's a good old qso than listen to nit pickers.
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Not to nit pick...

Post by K4ICL » Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:40 pm

but isn't a "good ol' qso" normally called "a "good rag chew"?

Lighten up--all of this is here for our entertainment.

We are all in this together.

None of us will get out of this alive.

Cheers...

AL

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really?

Post by gtr86 » Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:21 pm

What is the problem?

So many people cry about silly things, how about push 1 for English, push 2 for Spanish, that there is a epidemic that everyone should be worrying about people learning the correct way to talk, at least on the radio they are using English and you can understand them. Radio is changing everyday slightly with CB slang, but at least when you key up your Icom it does not say push 1 or push 2 yet......

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Post by K4JC » Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:35 pm

OK, since I don't know the CB lingo that well, I have to ask: what is a Pill amplifier?

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Post by sparkchaser » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:07 pm

I agree with gtr86, whoever that is,........
What a bunch of whiners. Some of you need to get a life.

My number one *itch in life is pushing one for english, and businesses thinking I have nothing else to do but wait on hold!!

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Post by n5wrx » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:01 pm

k4jc wrote:OK, since I don't know the CB lingo that well, I have to ask: what is a Pill amplifier?

Much like tubes used to be called bottles cause they looked like a bottle and rf transformers are called cans csuse they look that way, the transistor finals in solid state amps that look like a white pill and are sometimes referred to as a pill.
If you are looking for a 4 pill amp that means a four final amp.
Each pill is about 100 to 125 watts (PEP) of output power.

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But I only have 2 transistors?

Post by w7ry » Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:11 pm

n5wrx wrote:
k4jc wrote:OK, since I don't know the CB lingo that well, I have to ask: what is a Pill amplifier?

Much like tubes used to be called bottles cause they looked like a bottle and rf transformers are called cans csuse they look that way, the transistor finals in solid state amps that look like a white pill and are sometimes referred to as a pill.
If you are looking for a 4 pill amp that means a four final amp.
Each pill is about 100 to 125 watts (PEP) of output power.

But my amplifier only has two FETs. And it has 1000 watts output. Is this still a pill? Sounds like an awfully big PILL if so.


I agree Marty. WAAAAAYYY to much CB slang on the amateur bands. Let's not get started on "my first personal is"


73 (please notice that 73 is always singular)

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Post by N4XTS » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:56 am

I cannot stand CB lingo on the ham bands. One of the reasons I find myself less and less on two meters.

Examples of CB liddom:

-Use of the term "roger roger"- who the heck is this dude anyway?
-"My handle is". Suitcases have handles. People have NAMES
-ID'ing after every transmission and then saying "This xx4xxx FOR ID"
Why else do you give your call sign?
-Eating the mike. This is FM. The wider your signal, the more bandwidth you occupy. We are not on SSB or AM where you are trying to talk over noise. you don't get "extra pounds" for sounding like a mouth breather. Get the mike out of your mouth and talk ACROSS it not INTO it.

and my favorite (when talking on a repeater):

"you're coming in 5 by 9. I've got you full scale on my rig"

well of course the REPEATER signal should (usually be) "full scale".

god I love D-Star....
Amateur radio gets right through.

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Post by kg8lb » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:14 am

3.892 ???

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Post by N8QBY » Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:31 am

None worse than hearing seasoned hams saying, (hi hi), on the ssb portion of the band. Nothing sounds more nerdy than that. Of course that is only my opinion.

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Re: CB Lingo (Arrggghhhh!!!)

Post by KI6YFQ » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:29 pm

w7apm wrote:New listing today for a homebrew 4"Pill" amplifier. Please this is a Ham Radio Site not a CB radio site. Are some so ignorant they don't know what a transistor is?
Gee that's is strange. All these objects to someone using the term "pill" for an amp. Seems that term was included in my general class license exam more then once.

So who says it is some "made up term only a CBer would use".... ONLY an ignorant person who hasn't taken an exam lately and has NO idea where technology is going would be so stupid and rude. Our job is to PROMOTE ham radio and its uses. To educate and to HELP others who would like to become hams. "HAMS HELPING HAMS". That is what the founder were striving for. Have we lost sight of that goal?

Lets show a little professionalism here! Not who can be the biggest a-- h---!
Russ
KI6YFQ

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Post by kg8lb » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:53 am

lhuffk0pd wrote:All this over not using proper terms. I know of Ham's who were never ever CB'ers use the term pill. And like another said about the qsl after every sentence,well that irritates me also but i'm not going to insult or embarass some one over it. There then is more important thing's to me at least to be concerned over and if this is what HAM radio becomes then i think i'll spend more time with my Telescopes and sell or box up my HAM radio's. I would rather talk with a HAM that is friendly and just want's a good old qso than listen to nit pickers.
X2
YEP! That's a big 10-4 .

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Post by N4ATS » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:20 pm

Plus the fact is that MOST CB'rs can spell , unlike most hams whow kan't even git Tunner rite...

Most of us grew up in the CB world , get over it...

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Post by KC9QFC » Tue May 25, 2010 10:16 pm

I think to many people are taking it all to seriously. Doesnt any body remember the rules? Give your call sign every 10 minutes. Do not use improper language. Stay in the band plan, and a few other simple basic rules. Funny how there are so many uptight hamers out there that only want things said a certan way. Maybe some of us got into this to just be ourselves and enjoy good conversations with people of similar interests. I have scanned the channels and herd people talking about things, or in a way, i had no interest, and im not here or there to critisize, the way they talk, the way they spell, or what they talk about. Obvousily there are some real control freeks out there that definatly would not fit in my disfunctional family, and thats ok! I dont care. But we sure laugh and have a good time. This is a hobby to enjoy, it aint brain surgery! If you want to teach language and edicate - go be a teacher, dont suck the fun out of a hobby!
73'zzzz
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Just relax and enjoy!!!

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We are better than thou....

Post by kc6vlg » Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:17 am

Those who think that CB'er are in the same league as us HAMs are missing the point. We as HAMs have a much richer vocabulary than those truck driving CB'er. We have : Hi Hi, Fine Business or FB, destinated, 73's or 73rd, OM and.... ah yes...QSL instead of 10-4 to name a few. So as you can see...wezz yes...wezz are much better than them. We are much more sophisticated.

I actually heard this on 27.385 LSB one afternoon when there was an opening: "cq, cq, cq.... this is operator Bill and I'm on top of the hill with my 3 pills......." I though to myself how colorful our inferior cousins are with there measly 5 watts radios. I bet you they don't get a "9 pounds" signal report every time like we do with our 59's on all stations during a contest........ Just my humble observation. QSL?

73rd from af6bj

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Post by kg8lb » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:27 pm

Sounds a lot like many ex-CBers are getting sentimental and yearning to get back to their roots. Perhaps ham radio has been a disappointment ?
I for one, heartily encourage them to return to those roots. They have done much to make ham radio disappointing for others. Then again they have also given many others all the more reason to stay on CW to avoid the CB refugees on the no-code phone bands. The lingo on CW is actually quite colorful but they will likely never know . No matter, it seems they are content to simply continue nicotine coating their D-104 on either service .

I sure hope hams spell at least as well as the best CB operator . In addition I would wager they punctuate the end of a sentence with a single,appropriate punctuation mark.

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Post by w4sef » Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:21 pm

AMEN!!! And other good one is....Let me turn my antenna towards you when the moron is using a repeater!!! ARGGGG.....By the way, just what does PILL mean anyway?

73s Steve W4SEF
Ham for 48 years....not sure how much longer tho.........................

quote="N4XTS"]I cannot stand CB lingo on the ham bands. One of the reasons I find myself less and less on two meters.

Examples of CB liddom:

-Use of the term "roger roger"- who the heck is this dude anyway?
-"My handle is". Suitcases have handles. People have NAMES
-ID'ing after every transmission and then saying "This xx4xxx FOR ID"
Why else do you give your call sign?
-Eating the mike. This is FM. The wider your signal, the more bandwidth you occupy. We are not on SSB or AM where you are trying to talk over noise. you don't get "extra pounds" for sounding like a mouth breather. Get the mike out of your mouth and talk ACROSS it not INTO it.

and my favorite (when talking on a repeater):

"you're coming in 5 by 9. I've got you full scale on my rig"

well of course the REPEATER signal should (usually be) "full scale".

god I love D-Star....[/quote]

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