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    Quote Originally Posted by Bush Ranger View Post
    I remember a few things from the old CB days, where you needed a licence to operate a AM/SSB and knew of a mic called an Echo Mic and another called a Power Mic I think it was called, which took a 9 Volt battery in the back of the hand held mic. I heard there was a think called skip too. Days of old hey. I`ll be up for a new UHF soon and was thinking of the Icom.
    G'day Bush Ranger, good ol Dad (electronics engineer) used to talk to us about this being the origin of L government 'Stamp Duty' along with TV introduction etc.. Inspectors used to turn up to check peoples 'Stamp Book' for paid registration. Is this correct or just another tall tail from RB to shitstir AB & MB :-) !!!

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    When I was a young 'un last century you had to have a licence to possess a Radio and/or a TV.
    The 'guvmunt man' would patrol the streets with vans fitted with frequency sniffers looking for RF leakage from the reciever oscillators (sama sama as how Radar detector detectors work).
    If he zoned in on your house you got a knock at the door and had to produce your licence thingy.

    Almost everyone also had maintenance insurance policies for their TV's so the repairs were 'x' dollars a call.
    It was a smart move as they were so unreliable

    The requirement to hold Licences to listen/view broadcast radio and TV ceased in 74 with Gough and I remember Fraser tried to reintroduce them in the election in '75 but the stink was unbelievable
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    Dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish.

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    MB. I know that you had to have your paper licence on you whilst operating the AM/SSB CBs, just in case some one turned up to check and I always did when using the CB, but never had any one checking on me. I think the value for a licence was $14 at the time for 12 months and that was back in the late 1980s when I first started using a CB, so I would see a bit of truth in what your dad was saying.
    Evil Twin. Had to have a licence for a push bike once too, many moons ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bush Ranger View Post
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    Evil Twin. Had to have a licence for a push bike once too, many moons ago.
    At risk of starting a humungous 'jack... they should bloody bring that back in ASAP...
    Dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish.

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    i got my icom second hand cost 260 gotta send it to a mate for some updates

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