A convoy from Donegal to Letterkenny demands legalisation of CB radio.

A look back to 1980 and a demonstration held in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal in favour of the legalisation of CB Radio.

The two-way technology allows people in different stations to communicate with each other through a shared channel.

Although 'Citizen Band' radio is illegal in Ireland, there is a growing lobby in its favour. One such lobby was evident in Donegal when a convoy of CB radio users travelled from Donegal to Letterkenny to bring attention to their demand for its legalisation. The communications difficulties in the north-west of Ireland make Donegal an even more poignant location for the demonstration. Objectors to CB radio claim that it interferes with television reception. The government has reinforced its stance against CB radio by introducing new legislation imposing expensive fines on the use of CB radio.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 28 January 1980.

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