ROGER THAT,OVER

@amadeo (70251)
United States
February 2, 2016 10:40am CST
With all the electronic devise and able to contact people just about everywhere. Do you remember the ham radio.This was very,very big a few years back. I am sure that this is still big.Just about every truck driver had an ham radio and some at home.There are many ham radio club still working out there. I have never had one.But most of my friends did. you can connect with people all over the world?are they still doing this. The photo is public domain
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@LadyDuck (170265)
• Switzerland
2 Feb 16
Yes, I remember the ham radio, it was very popular in France.
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@amadeo (70251)
• United States
2 Feb 16
@LadyDuck and still is there?
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• Canada
2 Feb 16
My brother had one, it was fun to listen.
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@MarymargII (10384)
• Toronto, Ontario
3 Feb 16
@PainsOnSlate Yes, I can always remember that grainy sound and Roger and out- ha!
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@amnabas (10310)
• Karachi, Pakistan
2 Feb 16
Yeah they still let us connected to the world.
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@amadeo (70251)
• United States
2 Feb 16
@amanbas you got that right
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@Tampa_girl7 (25840)
• United States
2 Feb 16
I remember when they were really popular.
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@amadeo (70251)
• United States
2 Feb 16
@Tampa_girl7 yes.they are still popular what I hear today on this.
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@boiboing (12882)
• Northampton, England
2 Feb 16
I remember CB radios from when I was a kid. That's a big10-4 rubber ducky!
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@Fleura (7194)
• United Kingdom
2 Feb 16
I was going to say that too. They were illegal weren't they? Once they became legal they seemed to lose their appeal!
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@boiboing (12882)
• Northampton, England
2 Feb 16
@Fleura Yes, I think you're right. My cousins and their dad were really into CB.
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@amadeo (70251)
• United States
2 Feb 16
@Fleura Not sure if they were illegal here.But there was some laws on this?
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@jstory07 (69047)
• Roseburg, Oregon
2 Feb 16
I think now only truck drivers have ham radios.
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@amadeo (70251)
• United States
2 Feb 16
@jstory07 yes,your right on this.
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@pgiblett (6587)
• Canada
2 Feb 16
Never been a radio ham, I knew plenty of people who were.
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@amadeo (70251)
• United States
2 Feb 16
@pgiblett radio ham or ham(kidding)
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@pgiblett (6587)
• Canada
3 Feb 16
@amadeo That is what they called themselves in England. Don't know any in Canada.
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@Marcyaz (35625)
• United States
2 Feb 16
Yes people are still using the ham radios and I used to be a ham radio operator, it was fun.
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@amadeo (70251)
• United States
2 Feb 16
@Marcyaz you must tell us about your experience there?
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@MarymargII (10384)
• Toronto, Ontario
2 Feb 16
I think that's a thing of the past now- and only in clubs, etc. i think that Instagrams and texting has taken over now!
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@amadeo (70251)
• United States
2 Feb 16
@Marymargll no ham radio is still around.
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@MarymargII (10384)
• Toronto, Ontario
3 Feb 16
@amadeo Oh no Alfredo I'm sure it's around- it's just not popular- I think some truckers, etc. still use it.
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@marlina (76576)
• Canada
2 Feb 16
Never had a ham radio.
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@amadeo (70251)
• United States
2 Feb 16
@marlina lot of my friends had and still have them.
• Preston, England
3 Feb 16
there are still ham radio enthusiasts n the UK
@sueznewz2 (10121)
• Alicante, Spain
2 Feb 16
I remember them..but we never had one.... there are lots of groups and organisations out there that keep this form of communication alive...inspite of the digital age....
@Lucky15 (33720)
• Philippines
2 Feb 16
saw some on tv movies