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Taz

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Rugby UK
Yeh I know it's a bit of a long shot, but I've just joined a volunteer service that supplies 4x4 vehicles to hospitals, doctors, ambulance and fire services, nurses and other important services in time of difficulty, such as the recent bad weather. They make sure that sick, the elderly and people with special needs get all the help they need when normal vehicles can't get to them. They were able to get care staff to a terminally ill patient during the big freeze. It's a charitable organisation called National 4x4 Response.
It's not essential to have CB radios, but it makes life much easier.
So my request is this, does anyone have an old CB (FM) preferably with an aerial, that would be willing to sell (as cheaply as possible) and I'll make a donation to Pete's charity.
Thanks in advance
Taz
 

Young Col

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Coulsdon, London/Surrey
Taz
Junked mine years ago I'm afraid. You will almost certainly pick one up at an amateur rally - Didcot, 14 Feb? (I can give details). Always check they are UK FM and EU channels and not something (illegal) in between.
At least you'll have clear channels. There's no-one else on CB these days!
Colin
 
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Taz

Taz

Busking Oracle
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Rugby UK
Hi Mamos, follow this link and it will give you all the info you need. I've joined the Northampton group. I believe that they were very busy in your neck of the woods during the snowy period. I know that my area did over 2000 miles of call outs in a few days.
Your fuel is reimbursed at 40p per mile, unless you've been battling against the elements to travel 5 miles in 5 hours! Oh yes, and if your working for your local hospital you get fed as well ;}
 
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Taz

Taz

Busking Oracle
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Rugby UK
Some groups are newer than others and the whole organisation is in it's infancy, but I do believe that training is being discussed. Most of the drivers belong to 4x4 clubs and so have been playing like hippo's for many years. Talk to your local group, mine are very friendly.
 

Stephen Howard

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Yeh I know it's a bit of a long shot, but I've just joined a volunteer service that supplies 4x4 vehicles to hospitals, doctors, ambulance and fire services, nurses and other important services in time of difficulty, such as the recent bad weather. They make sure that sick, the elderly and people with special needs get all the help they need when normal vehicles can't get to them. They were able to get care staff to a terminally ill patient during the big freeze. It's a charitable organisation called National 4x4 Response.
It's not essential to have CB radios, but it makes life much easier.
So my request is this, does anyone have an old CB (FM) preferably with an aerial, that would be willing to sell (as cheaply as possible) and I'll make a donation to Pete's charity.
Thanks in advance
Taz
I think I have a couple kicking about in the workshop. I was planning to set them up as a means of being able to communicate with home on the cheap, but what with the advent of 'Friends and Family' price plans on mobiles I found I no longer needed them.
I have no idea if they work, and I know I don't have any aerials - but you'd be more than welcome to them.

Drop me an email and I'll have a look around and sort out what I have.

Regards,
 
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