Monitor your CB radio signal in Germany on an SDR station
I've been using a website called websdr.org for a few years now in order to monitor myself on software defined radios around the world. Basically, when the conditions are right you can tune into a frequency on one of these radios which is based abroad and if you're lucky you can actually hear yourself talk. I often use it to monitor my modulation and make sure that I sound good.
I was looking through the list of growing SDR stations today and I just happened to notice an SDR station located in Germany which includes a lot of the 27 MHz frequency which is what CB operators are permitted to use. I've set the frequency to 27.325 (channel 32) MHz (FM) and put a call out on the European CB frequency block. I was coming through really strong on FM and a German guy came back to me straight away. Not only did I hear him on my speaker but I could also hear on the SDR station located in Germany. So that meant that the sporadic E was also running through Germany and over to the UK. I had a quick chat with this guy in Germany and did the norm, gave him his signal report and told them where I live and what my name was. I then entered in the frequency for one of the channels on the UK 40 (27/81). I started putting a call out and to my delight, I could hear myself coming through again.
Check the website out for yourself, just follow the link below and where you see a frequency readout just enter in the frequency that you want to monitor. Remember that what you hear will be what is being heard in the location of Germany where the SDR station is situated. Remember to also choose the mode that you want to listen to as well. If you want to monitor the UK 40 frequencies then you must use FM because that is the only mode permitted. However, if you want to monitor the European frequencies then you have a choice of FM, AM, LSB and USB