Komodo wrote:And golden_daydreamer that must have been a while ago? arent all the new call signs VKS ? or am I getting confused?
It was a few years ago. I have had 3 legal call signs. VAV234, VDC712, and VDY739.
27 Mhz CB became legal mid 1977. I got my first CB (a 23 channel AM) at the end of 1977. In the end the government stopped issuing individual licences in the '80s or '90s possibly due to too many unlicenced operators.
I am not up to date on current laws and had no idea that there were legal data channels on UHF.