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Old 11-19-2015, 03:26 PM
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Welll.
I guess I'll be the first to say, i had a 500 watt linear hooked to mine.
To much involved to put in a 1000 watter
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Old 11-19-2015, 04:00 PM
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During the Cb craze in the 70's, I worked at a truck stop just off of I-80. (holding's little america). Since I worked at the diesel islands, naturally my handle was pump jockey.
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Old 11-19-2015, 04:10 PM
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remember the rubber duck song, Convoy?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=04T9-X3NCa0
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Old 11-19-2015, 04:10 PM
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My handle was beantown as my last name is Boston. It's been my nick name since I kid. I still have all my base station gear. Cobra 2000GTL with 40 lower channel and 80 above the normal 40. The dang thing will go into the 10 meter Ham bands. And I had a damn Henry 5K as a base amp. RCI 2970 with a Texas Star sweet 16 linear that is pumped to the max. The 2970 and the Sweet 16 was in my F-350. That thing would fry a cell phone if I keyed it up and drove the linear hard. There was NO ONE that would even think about stepping on me when the skip was rolling. ROTFLMAO I'm a general class Ham operator now so I have to behave my self.
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I drove a KW of garbage (frozen food/produce) for KLM (Now they are KLLM) out of Jackson, Miss. They called us "Chickened up pill haulers" because we were owned by Holly Farms chicken, hauled it, and the drivers had a rep of being pilled up on pocket rockets (black mollies).
Before that I drove for Frozen Food Express (FFE) out of Dallas, often hauling swinging beef.
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Old 11-19-2015, 04:33 PM
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Anyone use to do witch hunts on Friday and Saturday nights ?
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Old 11-19-2015, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by KDM View Post
What channel is monitored on the highway and is there a list of channels for various purposes??
Depends on what part of the country you are in, and which direction you are traveling. For example, in California you don't use 19 when you run north and south. Switch to 15 and you will find all the chatter, until you get to the Grapevine, then switch to 17 as you go further north. When you turn back east/west, you go back to 19. I'm not sure the origins of the channel selections, but its been that way forever, at least since I first started in trucking, which was 20 years ago. It took me at least the first 10 years just to figure out what channel I was supposed to be on, and where.
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Old 11-19-2015, 04:51 PM
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Bear in the weeds.....Popo hiding off the shoulder
Bear in a plain brown wrapper.......unmarked patrol car
Kojak with a Kodak..........cop with radar
Instamatic Bear.......cop with radar
Motion lotion............fuel
Road pizza..........road kill
Dudley Doright or Barney Fife...county cop
Smokey on 4 legs........cop on a horse or Royal Canadian mounted police.......(You'd have to be close to Canada to hear that)
About to go sailboating........running low on fuel

Now this crap is in my head and I'll think about it the rest of the night.

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Old 11-19-2015, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by 240 LTS View Post
Highway- Channel 19.

Emergency- Channel 9


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Honestly, I don't think anyone monitors 9 anymore for emergencies, at least in Florida. I've had a CB in my truck for years that is almost always on when I'm on the road. Until I recently changed jobs, I did a huge amount of highway travel for work. On at least three occasions I witnessed crashes and grabbed the mic for channel 9 but got nothing. It seemed faster than pulling out the phone, unlocking it, opening the phone app, punching in *FHP "send" and waiting for an answer, but that's the best way to get help on the Florida highways these days. Channel 9 is usually full of Mexican skip these days.

CB is a good tool still. Like others said, it's the best way to get instant traffic information and find out what lane to be in to get around a wreck. It's also a good way to stay engaged and awake on a long night drive.
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Still have my old D-104 sitting on my desk as a reminder of days gone by!
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Coork.....
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Originally Posted by s_ebels View Post
Bear in the weeds.....Popo hiding off the shoulder
Bear in a plain brown wrapper.......unmarked patrol car
Kojak with a Kodak..........cop with radar
Instamatic Bear.......cop with radar
Motion lotion............fuel
Road pizza..........road kill
Dudley Doright or Barney Fife...county cop
Smokey on 4 legs........cop on a horse or Royal Canadian mounted police.......(You'd have to be close to Canada to hear that)
About to go sailboating........running low on fuel

Now this crap is in my head and I'll think about it the rest of the night.
Here, let me help.


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Old 11-19-2015, 06:09 PM
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KIY-8028 (How can I remember that?

Wyatt Earp
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Old 11-19-2015, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by KismetLRC View Post
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Still have my old D-104 sitting on my desk as a reminder of days gone by!
Had one of those D104's too
Handle was Vista, would put the head phones on listen music while watching the strength meter. If the meter hit a certain mark then I knew one of my friends was broadcasting
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Old 11-19-2015, 07:40 PM
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"Sneaky Pete" here
In the 70s I was on the CB all the time in the truck but as time moved on, so did I. After that the only time I used it was screaming down I-95 on my way to and from Florida.

I do remember when "good buddy" changed from a good thing to a bad thing.
"A good buddy is a guy who gets 2 BJ and gives you one" etc.
It was "40 roger" for a while after that.
I have a CB in the garage but I haven't turned it on for over 30 years.

I had a lot of "road cred" for a few years when I was there all the time. It got a real kick start when I rescued a regular on 270 at around 2AM, got him to a phone, helped him arrange a new tire and got him on his way before the DOT guys got moving in the morning (He was a tad heavy). He rewarded me with a big pile of very pretty anthracite coal (what he was hauling). I burned it in my stove for years.
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Old 11-19-2015, 07:55 PM
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Hugh Jorgan. Still my bar name.
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Old 11-19-2015, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Still Stoked View Post
Don't forget

"Diesel Bears" for the DOT.
Evil knevils for motorcycle cops.
Yardstick for mile markers
Lollipops for the rubber mounted vertical lane dividers
Chicken coops for weigh stations/scale houses.

What'd I miss...?!
Pickle park was a rest area.
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Old 11-19-2015, 08:36 PM
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Dang,, you guys missed your calling.

And its walking that dog, kicking that cat. Driving my pete is where its at.
Man I have not thought about that in a lot of years. 70s/80s term right there.

Bam Bam and Pebbles. Twice.

Had two different ladies with me out there on the road for a while run husband and wife team.

Did Calif with one, North west with the other.
48 hour east coast west coast Calif. . 2.5 days NW over to Tacoma or Portland load back out of Yakima back to Carolina. 4 trips a month NW two out, take 4 days off in between, Sure could not complain about the money.

Biggest toy I had was a 667 Texas Star modded by Clay at Weatherford. He was the CB shop of choice. His place is still there. 370 MM Gordon TX.

Paco was the place to pick up the pills, Crossing the border at El Paso was cool thing back then. 70s 80s. Heard its dangerous now. Use to have guys at the Petro truck stop with Vans, with huge liniers heard them all he time on skip, rounding up a crew to cross the border. charged about 10 or 15 to take your across, would stay with you at the whore houses then bring you back across. Yes they got kick backs from the CAT HOUSE.
Mustang in Reno, was a have to visit at least once place. When you started running calif double it was custom for your hand,, (senior driver) to treat you to the mustang first time going. Have to admit walking in those huge double doors and seeing what was waiting on you on the other side was show nuff a different world than what Carolina had offered.

Tx Valley was a wild place to go to. AKA Border towns. You guys actually know more CB lingo than I do.
Still have one I turn on when I see a traffic jam, and now and then getting on a computer truck drivers butt for being in the center lane with a 65 mph truck not passing anything , but I don't get on hardly ever. 99% of the time it stays cut off.

Carry on.. Enjoying the reading.





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Old 11-19-2015, 11:25 PM
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"Creeper" for driving the speed limit by another UPS driver.

We were paid by the hour so we weren't in a hurry and when it snowed that was "pennies from heaven"

Been eight years since I've driven and still have a CB in the shed









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Old 11-20-2015, 03:49 AM
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Man, CB brings back so many memories. I was "The Babybull" on the radio.

In fact I still have a box in the garage that's Tweaked and Peaked, still got a Wilson 1000 roof mount and some kind of fancy mic. I was a talk-back and a roger beep guy...those were the two features I liked. The roger beep in a tough to hear situation always helped making sure you knew the end of the conversation.

I used to talk to a group in the evenings...I'd take my candy apple red 1975 Camaro and go park in ths one parking lot where the reception and transmission was just awesome. I'd hang out with "One Eyed Jack" and his baby blue El Camino.

I have worked in the same office building for 16 years and I have to park in an a garage...that's the only reason I took the CB out of my truck. I was tired of having to take the antenna down every morning on the way into work. A few years ago I mounted a Firestick on the back wall of the bed, only sticking above the top of the cab as much as the parking garage would allow and honestly...it was worthless so I took it down.

I would really like to get my ham radio license....I could talk on a handheld that way. I studied a few years ago but quit...not sure why-oh right, we had 3 kids back to back to back
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