THE MOUNTAIN THUNDER RADIO GROUP
THE MOUNTAIN THUNDER RADIO GROUP started as a CB SSB club from the Pacific Northwest. The group was devised to re-fire an interest in a dying antiquated mode of the radio hobby. The FCC quit policing the CB radio band and by the 1990's CB had really had gone downhill fast. All that was left in the Washington State area was a bunch of foul mouthed children and over powered truck drivers on the 11 meter band. There was only a small group of "real SSB CB operators" who remained. These operators decided that just for fun the would all log in one night with there oldest radio gear. There was little or no bad language. Common radio courtesy was observed and people listened. It showed what could be done and the CB band and it was worth saving. More and more CB SSB operators started logging in. The Mountain Thunder Radio Group started providing a new "cleaned up" type of CB operator that was just leading by example. And so the group started in 1993 from the Pierce County / South King County area of Washington State by Jeff MT454 and a handful of operators. The group members quickly covered western side of Washington State. Now, it is the largest CB SSB radio club in the Northwestern United States numbering near 600. Our group has become very popular because of the log in (radio nets) they hold every Saturday Night. The first is for the Old 23CH SSB radios held on the original SSB call frequency CH16 LSB at 6:30PM. The big net starts at 7:00 pm on CH 37 LSB. This Log In has drawn as many as 70 CB operators per event in 2011.These operators have learned by having and setting good examples on the air. They know how to radio relay. They know how to pass traffic. They make phone patch log in's for the net. They understand the importance of the help they can provide in an emergency requiring communication by radio from areas with no phone service. They know how to provide a service to our community! If you are a new member to the Mountain Thunder Radio Group, hold on, sit back and listen! It's an amazing and fun example of old and new technology working together. Welcome to today's world of CB SSB Hobby Radio!
Its Washington State Fair Time Again!
It's time for the Mountain Thunder Radio Group to give away
Washington State Fair Promotional Tickets!
Yes! Thats right!
A good friend in our group has donated Washington State Fair promotional tickets to be given away during the Saturday Night Log In once again! I hope you all remember the fun we had with this last year. This even branched out a little on it's own and made it a special time for a lot of people. On that note we are going to add a twist this year. I know a lot of you may live too far away to make it to the fair. So, all winners this year can keep their tickets, or donate them to people who would jump at a chance to take the family to the fair! If you donate your won tickets they will be distributed by one of our members who helps with the local food banks. He will make sure the tickets you won will definitely make someones day!
The ticket drawings will start Saturday August 20th at the end of the Saturday Night Log In. You must log in to win! When you log in remember your log in number. Those Log in numbers will be drawn at the end of the net. Tickets will be given out in pairs. You must stick around after the net to hear numbers being drawn to win. The drawings will continue every Saturday Night Log In until the promotional tickets are gone! This log in and drawing is open to members and the general public with the ability to sign in on CH 37 LSB - 27.375
(Must be present on the air to win!)
The Mountain Thunder Radio Group is a non profit club. We do not accept membership dues or conduct any activities for profit. Any donations gifted to the club is redistributed to the members, the public or to charity.
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The Washington State Fair will be open this year from
SEPT. 2ND - 25