History of the 11m HAM band

We know the 11m or the 27MHz (27-Mc) band as CB (Citizens Band) band. Some people refer to it as the “chicken” band. CB radio was very popular before everyone had a mobile phone and internet. When you search for the 11m band history you will read numerous sites about how 11m CB started in 1958 with highlights in the seventies of last century including movies like “Smokey and the bandit”, “Convoy” and “Handle with care”. But not many know that the 11m was a legal HAM band at least in north/south america, australia, new zealand, south Africa, and south-west africa from 1947-1958. Read more here

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