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Old 06-27-2009, 1:41 PM
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I recently came across a MINT condition Johnson Messenger 132 telephone style base CB, and wanted to ask if any of you remember this one from the good old 70's! This model came out in 1975 (pictures of actual unit below).

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Yeah,that is a goodie! I used to have one back when I could stand to listen to cb!!
I had the mobile unit with the handset,before cell phones were popular. Got some looks!
Wasn't a fancy radio,but it worked well!
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I think that was the sorriest telephone I ever got hoodwinked into buying. Never succeeded in making even one call....hell, I couldn't even connect to an operator. All I ever got out of it was a bunch of people talking to each other that I never called or ever wanted to talk to.

I hope you have better luck with yours.
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One of the strangest cb contacts I had was made on mine...to a hot air ballon over chicago on ch.23.
Wish I could have made that contact on ssb!
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One of the strangest cb contacts I had was made on mine...to a hot air ballon over chicago on ch.23.
Wish I could have made that contact on ssb!
That doesn't surprise me coming from you! your full of hot air.......I'm Bad
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Have you guys considered getting a room?

I'm worse worse worse
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Have you guys considered getting a room?

I'm worse worse worse
LOL.....good one
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Hi Guys:

I recently came across a MINT condition Johnson Messenger 132 telephone style base CB, and wanted to ask if any of you remember this one from the good old 70's! This model came out in 1975 (pictures of actual unit below).

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Real nice !! thanks for sharing,
Where did you find it ?
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That doesn't surprise me coming from you! your full of hot air.......I'm Bad
Well....you might be half right? I probably had gas,as well as the contact!
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Hi Guys:

I recently came across a MINT condition Johnson Messenger 132 telephone style base CB, and wanted to ask if any of you remember this one from the good old 70's! This model came out in 1975 (pictures of actual unit below).

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Real nice rig,where did you get it from ?
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Someone put the 22a,22b channels in the one I had. It should have been left stock.
Some of E.F.Johnson's earlier commercial remote bases looked similiar to that.
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I'm worse worse worse
Then they'd be able to check out each others "handle"...

Maybe I'm worse worse worse worse worse.
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Then they'd be able to check out each others "handle"...

Maybe I'm worse worse worse worse worse.
Like you did ?.....You are worse worse worse worse

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Hi Guys:

I recently came across a MINT condition Johnson Messenger 132 telephone style base CB, and wanted to ask if any of you remember this one from the good old 70's! This model came out in 1975 (pictures of actual unit below).

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Real nice rig,where did you get it from ?
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I think that was the sorriest telephone I ever got hoodwinked into buying. Never succeeded in making even one call....hell, I couldn't even connect to an operator. All I ever got out of it was a bunch of people talking to each other that I never called or ever wanted to talk to.

I hope you have better luck with yours.
well, duh, it worked fine, you were just on a party line........ some people nowdays
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That radio would be a pain in the butt to use for any period of time.
I believe that it was designed to be used in a quite space - such as a dispatchers office and not for home use.

At one time Johnson was pretty good stuff....

I would have a competent radioman check it out and make sure that all of the capacitors are in good shape before I hooked it up and tried to use it.
If something is not right - it could daisy chain and take out other things inside of the radio and it could get very expensive to repair.

Some of the older capacitors tended to dry out with age and go bad, even when it was in storage and not even hooked up.
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