Citizens Band Radio
Citizens' Band radio (also known as CB radio) is, in many countries, a system of short-distance radio communications between individuals on a selection of 40 channels within the 27-MHz (11 m) band. Citizens' Band is distinct from the FRS, GMRS, MURS and amateur ("ham") radio. In many countries, CB operation does not require a license, and (unlike amateur radio) it may be used for business or personal communications. Like many other two-way radio services, Citizens' Band channels are shared by many users. Only one station may transmit at a time; other stations must listen and wait for the shared channel to be available.
A number of countries have created similar radio services, with varying technical standards and requirements for licensing. While they may be known by other names, such as the General Radio Service in Canada, they often use similar frequencies (26 to 28 MHz), have similar uses, and similar technical standards. Although licenses may be required, eligibility is generally simple. Some countries also have personal radio services in the UHF band, such as the European PMR446 and the Australian UHF CB.
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... Operation on frequencies above or below the citizens' band (on the "uppers" or "lowers") is called "freebanding" or "outbanding" ... or between the CB segment and the amateur radio 10-meter band seem quiet and under-utilized, they are allocated to other radio services (including government agencies) and ... Freebanding is done with modified CB or amateur equipment, foreign CB radios which may offer different channels, or with radios intended for export ...
... The band was formed in 1994 and has gone through various line-ups ... Russian MTV-Party, held on Red Square in Moscow, along with Russian bands "Gorky Park" and "IFK" and U.S ... band Red Hot Chili Peppers ...
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... The 4-metre (70 MHz) band is an amateur radio frequency band in the lower Very High Frequency (VHF) spectrum ... The 4-metre band has a unique character and because very few countries have an allocation there, very little dedicated commercial amateur equipment is available ... Therefore most amateurs active on the band are interested in home construction or modification of private mobile radio (PMR) equipment ...
... He first auditioned for the band at Rory Storm's Morgue Skiffle Club, playing "Guitar Boogie Shuffle" (by Bert Weedon) in March 1958 ... Harrison, then 14, was too young to join the band ... Lennon and the others had accepted him as one of the band ...
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“Citizens Band radio renders one accessible to a wide variety of people from all walks of life. It should not be forgotten that all walks of life include conceptual artists, dry cleaners, and living poets.”
—Fran Lebowitz (b. 1950)
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