Government of Barbados
Rules Governing the use of
Citizen Band Radios in
Barbados
Issue 2
TELECOMMUNICATIONS UNIT
(MINISTRY RESPONSIBLE FOR
TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
Rules Governing the use of Citizen
Band Radios
In Barbados
TELECOMMUNICATIONS UNIT
(MINISTRY RESPONSIBLE FOR
TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
3rd Floor East, Warrens Office Complex,
Warrens, St. Michael
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Rules Governing the use of Citizen Band
Radios in Barbados
1.
FREQUENCIES
(a)
A Citizen Band Operator may transmit only on the following
channels:-
CHANNEL
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
FREQUENCY
MHZ
26.965
26.975
26.985
27.005
27.015
27.025
27.035
27.055
27.065
27.075
27.085
27.105
27.115
27.125
27.135
27.155
27.165
27.175
27.185
27.205
CHANNEL
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
FREQUENCY
MHZ
27.215
27.225
27.255
27.235
27.245
27.265
27.275
27.285
27.295
27.305
27.315
27.325
27.335
27.345
27.355
27.365
27.375
27.385
27.395
27.405
(b)
Channel 9 may be used for emergency communications.
(c)
You must, at all times and on all channels, give priority to
emergency communication messages concerning the
immediate safety of life or the immediate protection of
property.
(d)
Channel 7 may be used only for organized activities of public
interest, to be determined by the Chief Telecommunications
Officer on request.
(e)
All other channels must be shared with other users.
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2.
3.
4.
HEIGHT OF ANTENNA
(a)
The highest point must be more than six metres higher than
the building or support on which is mounted.
(b)
The highest point must not be more than 18 metres above
ground.
(c)
If the CB Station is located within ½ mile of the airport, you
may contact the Chief Telecommunications Officer for
maximum allowable height for the antenna.
TYPE OF EQUIPMENT TO BE USED
(a)
Only equipment type approved by the Telecommunications
Unit, in the Ministry responsible for Telecommunications
may be used.
(b)
Any internal modifications to a type accepted CB transmitter
cancels the type acceptance.
(c)
Only radios with 10kHz channel spacing between 26.695
MHz and 27.405 KHz may be considered CB equipment.
SERVICING A CB TRANSMITTER
(a)
You may adjust your own antenna to your CB transmitter to
make radio checks.
(b)
Each internal repair and each internal adjustment to your
CB transmitter must be made by a qualified technician.
(c)
Each internal repair and internal adjustment of a CB
transmitter in which signals are transmitted must be made
using a non-radiating (dummy) antenna.
(d)
Brief test signals (signals not longer than one minute during
any five minute period) using a radiating antenna may be
transmitted in order to:
(i) Adjust an antenna to a transmitter
(ii) Detect or measure radiation of energy other than the
intended signal
(iii) Tune a receiver to your CB transmitter.
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5.
POWER
(a)
A CB transmitter power output must not exceed the
following value under any condition:

6.
4 Watts output power
(b)
No linear or external radio frequency (RF) power amplifier
may be used or attached to any CB station in any way.
(c)
There are no exceptions to this rule.
(d)
The Ministry responsible for Telecommunications will
presume you have used a linear or other external RF
amplifier if –
(a)
It is in your possession or on your premises.
(b)
There is evidence that you have operated your CB
station with more power than allowed in this rule.
PROHIBITED COMMUNICATIONS
(a)
A CB Station must not be used –
1.
In connection with any activity which is against state
laws.
2.
To transmit obscene, indecent or profane words or
meaning.
3.
To interfere internally with the communications of
another CB station.
4.
To advertise or solicit the sale of any goods or services.
5.
To transmit music, whistling sound effects, or any
material to amuse or entertain.
6.
To transmit any sound effect solely to attract
attention.
7.
To transmit the word “MAY DAY” or any other
international distress signal, except when your station
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is located on a ship, aircraft or other vehicle which is
threatened by grave and imminent danger and you are
requesting immediate help.
7.
8.
To advertise a political candidate or political campaign.
9.
To transmit communications for live or delayed
rebroadcast on a radio or television broadcast station.
10.
To communicate with unlicensed stations.
11.
To transmit a false or deceptive communication.
12.
You must obey any restrictions that the telephone
company or Ministry responsible for
Telecommunications places on the connection of a CB
transmitter to a telephone.
THE RESPONSIBILITIES FOR TRANSMISSION MADE UNDER
THE AUTHORITY OF LICENCE
(a)
The licensee is responsible for all transmissions made by
him or others under the authority of his licence including
transmissions which are against these rules.
A licensee should be certain that anyone operating under his
licence understands and obeys the rules.
(b)
(c)
8.
A licensee should not permit any person to operate under his
licence who no longer holds a licence to operate because:
(1)
his licence was revoked by the Ministry responsible for
Telecommunications, or
(2)
His licence was surrendered for cancellation after the
Ministry responsible for Telecommunications
instituted revocation proceedings.
If you sell a CB transmitter or transmitters, you must not
allow a customer to operate a CB transmitter under the
authority of your licence.
LENGTH OF COMMUNICATIONS
(a)
Your communications must be limited to the minimum
practical time.
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9.
10.
11.
(b)
If you are communicating with another CB station or
stations, you and the other stations must limit each of your
conservations to no more than five (5) continuous minutes.
(c)
At the end of your conversation, you, and the stations
communicating with you, must not transmit again for at
least one minute.
IDENTIFICATION OF CB STATION
(a)
You must identify your CB station by the Ministry
responsible for Telecommunications assigned CALL SIGN
and number at the Beginning and Ending of each
communication.
(c)
Your Ministry responsible for Telecommunications CALL
SIGN AND NUMBER must be clearly given in English
Language. A phonetic may be used as an aid for
identification.
STATION INSPECTION
(a)
Your CB station must be made available for inspection by
the Chief Telecommunications Officer or his nominee.
(b)
A CB station includes all the radio equipment for use.
STATION RECORD
Your station record should include the following documents:
12.
1.
Your CB licence.
2.
A list of authorized users of your CB station.
3.
A current copy of these CB rules.
THE USE OF CB STATION
1.
You must at all times give priority to emergency
communications.
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13.
14.
2.
You may use your CB station for communications necessary
to assist a traveler to reach a destination or receive
necessary service.
3.
You may transmit your personal business activities or those
of members of your immediate family living in your
household.
4.
Emergencies.
5.
Traveler assistance.
6.
Department of Emergency Management (DEM) activities in
connection with official tests or drills conducted by DEM
LICENCE FEE
1.
The licence fee is $45.00 for a Mobile or Hand portable
Station per annum.
2.
Base Station fee is $60.00 per annum.
3.
All licences expire on 31st December, and should be renewed
NOT LATER than 30th January of each year.
4.
A licence may be obtained any working day during the year.
CB STATION STATUTORY RULES
1.
If the Ministry responsible for Telecommunications finds
that a person who operates a CB, willfully or repeatedly
violates rules which prohibit the use of obscene, indecent or
profane language, then that person is liable, on summary
conviction, to a fine of $10 000, or to imprisonment for a
term of 12 months.
2.
A person who
(a)
uses his CB Station for the purpose of interfering with
any telecommunication; or
(b)
neglects to take appropriate measures to reduce
interference to the satisfaction of an inspector
commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a
fine of $50 000 or to imprisonment for one year or to both.
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3.
A person who owns or operates a CB Station without a
licence commits an offence and is liable on conviction on
indictment to a fine of $250 000 or to imprisonment for a
term of 3 years.
4.
Where a magistrate is satisfied by information on oath that
there is reasonable ground for suspecting that an offence
under the Telecommunications Act, Cap 282B, has been
committed or is about to be committed, the magistrate may
issue a search warrant authorising the inspector named in
the warrant, with or without a member of the Police Force to
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(a)
enter and search the vehicle, ship, vessel, aircraft or
premises specified in the information; and
(b)
examine, test or seize any document, extract of a
document, telecommunications or
radiocommunications apparatus or other item.
A person who
(a)
wilfully obstructs, hinders, molests or assaults or
otherwise interferes with an inspector engaged in the
performance of any duty or the exercise of any power
conferred on him under this Act; or
(b)
knowingly gives false information to an inspector,
commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a
fine of $50 000 or to imprisonment for a term of 6 months.
6.
If the licensee has contravened any provisions of the
Telecommunications Act, Cap 282B, the regulations or
conditions of his licence, the Minister responsible for
Telecommunications may suspend, revoke, modify or refuse
to renew his licence.
Citizens Band radio operators have largely adopted the “10-code” for
standard questions and answers. Its use permits faster communications
and better understanding in noisy areas. The following table lists some
of the more common codes and their meanings.
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Code Meaning
10-1 Receiving poorly
10-2 Receiving well
10-3 Stop transmitting
10-4 OK, message received
10-5 Relay message
10-6 Busy, stand by
10-7 Out of service, leaving air
10-8 In service, subject to call
10-9 Repeat message
10-10 Transmission completed,
standing by
10-11 Talking too rapidly
10-12 Visitors present
10-13 Advise Weather/Road Conditions
10-16 Make pick up at
10-17 Urgent Business
10-18 Anything for us?
10-19 Nothing for you, return to base
10-20 My location is
10-21 Call by telephone
10-22 Report in person to
10-23 Stand by
10-24 Completed last assignment
10-25 Can you contact
10-26 Disregard last information
10-27 I am moving to channel
10-28 Identify your station
10-29 Time is up for contact
10-30 Does not conform to FCC rules
10-32 I will give you a radio check
10-33 EMERGENCY TRAFFIC
10-34 Trouble at this station
Code Meaning
10-35 Confidential information
10-36 Correct time is
10-37 Wrecker needed at
10-38 Ambulance needed at
10-39 Your message delivered
10-41 Please turn to channel
10-42 Traffic accident at
10-43 Traffic Tie up to
10-44 I have a message for you
10-45 All units within range
please report
10-50 Break channel
10-60 What is next message Number?
10-62 Unable to copy, use phone
10-63 Net directed to
10-64 Net clear
10-65 Awaiting your next
message/assignment
10-67 All units comply
10-70 Fire at
10-71 Proceed with transmission in
Sequence?
10-77 Negative contact?
10-81 Reserve hotel room for?
10-82 Reserve room for
10-84 My telephone number is
10-85 My address is
10-91 Talk closer to mike
10-93 Check my frequency on this channel
10-94 Please give me a long count
10-99 Mission completed, all units secure
10-200 Police needed at
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Rules Governing the use of Citizen Band (CB)