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Interesting Bunch of CBers!!

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we have all heard worse, when traveling the highways and listening to some truckers, early in the morning., Seems they do this to stay awake, driving at all hours gets boring. When I had a cb in the car, it was always interesting, around big truck stops to hear calls for or from "lot lizards": Also listening for a "front door" was nice, before I came to the conclusion that I got to where I was going about as fast driving alittle slower, got better mileage and it was cheaper. Got into ham radio and never looked back. Found more fun talking to air mobiles, some airliner late at night, at 36,000 feet.
 

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That's a neat web site especially the interactive ones.

I loved playing with the CB when I was a LEO. We used it as an unofficial car-to-car system.

It was interesting seeing how long it took before I was reported or I would change locations a lot and they would go nuts. I did get to assist motorists a lot too, including truckers, so it was good for something.

This was pre-cell phone so we got a lot of accidents and drunk drivers reported as well. I even worked some skip and SSB on those quiet boring nights.
 
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That's a neat web site especially the interactive ones.

I loved playing with the CB when I was a LEO. We used it as an unofficial car-to-car system.

It was interesting seeing how long it took before I was reported or I would change locations a lot and they would go nuts. I did get to assist motorists a lot too, including truckers, so it was good for something.

This was pre-cell phone so we got a lot of accidents and drunk drivers reported as well. I even worked some skip and SSB on those quiet boring nights.
Decades ago some cpd narcotics or other surveillance guys would use cb, back in the pre-trunking days.

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