The UK finally has a voice representing all the CB users at the European Citizen’s Band Federation (ECBF) within this country. Dave Ogg is now the UK representative at the ECBF, an organisation that has worked hard to harmonise CB radio standards across the EU and bring agreements on the use of all mode CB radio equipment.
“The Brigg and District Amateur Radio Club, which actively supports all hobby radio which includes CB Radio and 446 and its use and promotion is the organisation that is backing me. I was one of the groups four founder members and am the current Chairman.
The ECBF was formed back in 1976 to help all aspects of the CB radio hobby. Since the early days of CB Radio within the UK there were groups such as the Citizen’s Band Association (CBA) that back then in the early 80’s pushed the goverment to legalise CB Radio. Sadly our fine country has not had any groups internally backing us for many years.
The ECBF have being a big part in pushing for a European standard and the main driving force behind the upcoming AM/SSB modes becoming legal.
Many TM1 Members know of my passion towards CB Radio , I’ve been active from a young age way back in 1978. I review products under on my M0OGY Youtube channel and also conduct CB based product reviews for Radio User magazine. I am also part of the management team for a very respected 11 meter DX group within the country.
I am more than happy to try and help get our voices heard on matters regarding the hobby. Any questions or suggestions, please feel free to PM me.
Best Regards, Dave Ogg. ECBF Member, United Kingdom.”
So the future for UK CB is looking bright with the legalisation of all mode CB Radio in July 2014. It’s also good news for CB radio manufacturers that will be able to bring even more new models into the UK and sell as legal radios around the whole of the EU community.
If you want to get in touch with Dave (Oggy) you can do so via the Transmission1 forum and search for the username Oggy.
You can also visit the official ECBF website at http://www.ecbf.eu/