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Old 01-23-2016, 09:05 AM   #15
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Wow. This brings back memories of the 70s. I was Blackbelt, brothers were Boogerman, Frogman, and Minnow. Dad was Silverdove, nephew was Tadpole. Friends were Rawhide, Crosshead, Bullwhip. Several others I forget. Used to keep us up late, sitting in the driveway, in the truck, til late hours talking on the cb. Always watching for that mythical FCC black van that rode around the country listening for people violating FCC rules, yanking your license (kps-2576) and even your radio. Did anyone else hear those stories?

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Old 01-23-2016, 09:16 AM   #16
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FWIW: I wasn't too interested in CB way back when. However I do remember listening to it to kill some time and see what it was. One day when I wasn't flying I dialed in the frequencies and heard all kinds of stuff very loud and clear from the southern Calif area. This was in the late 50's and I was on Midway Island at Amateur radio station KM6BI. Boy the propagation was really good then. Wish it was that good now.
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Old 01-23-2016, 11:46 AM   #17
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Always watching for that mythical FCC black van that rode around the country listening for people violating FCC rules, yanking your license (kps-2576) and even your radio. Did anyone else hear those stories?
Many many years ago I actually spoke with the guys from FCC. I don't remember what kind of vehicle they had, but they were trying to catch one local guy. He had a linear amp on that was so big when he keyed up color televisions within a one mile radius went to black and white. Somehow this guy knew when they FCC was around and never keyed up when they were around. They said that he needed to caught 'in action' for them to be able to do anything.
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Old 01-23-2016, 12:05 PM   #18
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The van was a GMC box truck. At least out of the Powder Springs GA office in the 70's. Best I remember it was white. But it was obvious who it belonged to.

They did have a full size 70's Chrysler car (don't remember model) that had the center of the roof removed and a plexiglass replacement panel with a loop antenna installed then covered with a Vinyl roof material. The front passenger seat was removed and had a rack mounted with the monitor equipment installed where the driver could reach it. He had a canvas flap that would cover the rack when not needed to be seen. Was quite the custom job! I actually got to do a ride along in the back seat of that car. It was an interesting day. The inspector would sometimes listen to CBers riding the interstates but he was more interested in locating stolen radios.
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Old 01-23-2016, 12:23 PM   #19
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Back in the day when CB use was rampant throughout the nation, 1970's, my handle was "SpareTire". Always have one and always will. My wife at the time her handle was "Sunshine".

When traveling with our "convoy" of RVer friends the airwaves were always filled with "what's your 20 good buddy?" I guess that's how the theme song from the movie became popular.

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Old 01-23-2016, 01:02 PM   #20
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My first CB was a mobile unit. I can't remember the name, think it was channelmaster or something. It was a 5 channel, crystal-controlled tube unit powering a steel whip antenna.
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My handle was " Radio Check ".

People were always calling me.

My real name is Roger. Couldn't use that.
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Yup, Roger this and Roger that. Oh my!

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Old 01-23-2016, 01:39 PM   #23
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Short Circuit. Was an electrician back in those days, Still have the old 23 channel CB. Have no idea if it still works. Guess I will install it this spring in the MH and find out. The MH already has an antenna so might as well see if it works.
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Anyway whats your real...CB handle?
Being a very light blond, I am Cottontop. My read head wife is Coppertop.


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Hi----brand x here-------20 dollar license----KSQ1151
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Old 01-23-2016, 02:23 PM   #26
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My Dad was a trucker so I grew up with a CB in the car and everyone in the family having a handle - Dad was "King Fish" (last name is Fisher) and I was "Little Minnow." Our call letters were KTY5206. I have been thinking about installing a CB in my class B...
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My Dad owned a trucking company when I was a young man and my brother, cousin and I drove for him for a number of years. My brother was
Nitehawk", my cousin was "Nitecrawler" and because I usually arrived in what they said was a roll of thunder and a cloud of dust they named me "Thundercloud". See, I had a straight pipe on it.

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Thought it would be a nice feature to have a CB after years of listening to the trash mouths I had hoped it had changed, at the first rest stop I deposited it in the trash can.

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