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When I bought my Uniden CB recently, in the box was a recruiting ad from the "National Citizen's Band Center", which I looked over briefly.

Are these people for real?

"Included with your membership is a wall certificate, wallet ID, emergency vehicle visor card and bumper sticker"...

WHAT? "Emergency Vehicle Visor Card'?

And this...

"Have you ever had a CB radio call sign?

If yes, what was it?

DO YOU WANT THE CALL RE-ISSUED TO YOU?

What, these people think they have authority to 're-issue' call signs?

No thanks, folks, you might mean well, but I didn't fall off the turnip truck, etc.
 

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You would think that for a membership fee of almost $25, they could invest some of that into a better website. Looks like the website is stuck in the 80's, like the Brady Bunch and CB radio. Looks like the $25 doesn't really go into anything worthwhile.
 

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That's absolutely whackertastic, a must join!

"Looks like the $25 doesn't really go into anything worthwhile."
Au contraire, my wallet is very worthwhile and I'm sure others feel the same.

"5. Official list of CB codes and jargon."
Oh goodie, learn to talk like a real honest to goodness troglodyte booger person.

"13. Participate in on-the-air contests and win great prizes."
At a shootout in da bowl you can expose yourself to intense RF radiation, fry your brain, mutate your genes and produce grotesque, retarded offspring.

All this raises the question; who's the numnut put the turd in the box?
 

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P T Barnum was right! I bet some newbies actually fall for this scam and thats what keeps these clowns alive and laughing all the way to the bank. Why the hell does the manufacturer go along with this? Probably gets paid to stuff the useless brochure in the box! If enough people complain to the manufacturer, maybe positive change can occur.

"Oh goodie, learn to talk like a real honest to goodness troglodyte booger person" That is quote is worthy of Sam Kinnison or George Carlin. I love the way it just rolls off the tongue. Great amd creative phrasing Warren. I wish I had thought of it!
 
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I wonder what it would take to do something like this for scanner buffs. Since the registration would be meaningless, just like the callsigns that would be issued, we could charge the only $24.95. This would be for the basic package where you print the confirmation notice with your "Scanner License" on the top, your "Official Emergency Monitoring Vehicle" car window certificate in the center, and your "Emergency Communications Expert" ID card on the bottom. Extra cost items would include "vanity callsign" ($25.00), "custom printed" information ($10.00 + S/H), "custom printed and laminated" information ($25.00 + S/H), etc.
 

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Why? Do we need recognition just because we listen to a scanner?:roll:
Besides this was already done by a book group called CRB Research.
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Sorry to stick a pin in your balloon elk but I stole that phrase from another forum site. I did come up with a picture though and here it is for your enjoyment, your very on trog to have and to hold, to love and cherish forever.
 
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12. QSL card bureau.
Wow this sounds like fun. Who will you get the card from a neighbor or someone 5 miles away.

13. Participate in on-the-air contests and win great prizes.
What's the contest seeing if you can actually talk to someone on the CB besides the truckers?. Here is the host of the contests in the picture below.

14. National CB Jamboree.
Wow, Another can't miss event. I bet this draws a really big crowd of about 5 people every year.

15. Let your voice he heard. Be part of a club that stands up for CB in Washington DC.
Another fine benefit of $24.95, Yes we need people that stands up for CB in Washinton DC. Hey bone heads haven't you heard the CB has already been deregulated?.
 

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I think I'm going to splurge and join this worthy organization. I've always wanted an "official" CB callsign, the one the FCC issued me is so old, it withered away in their database, and besides, I've always wanted to attend a National CB Jamboree.

I wonder if they'll have an airstrip or small airport nearby for fly-ins?

The idea of having an "Official Emergency Vehicle" visor card for my vehicle is a great idea, then I can get myself a siren and a blue light and run around stopping people and fining them for various infractions.

Oh goody goody...
 

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I can't wait for the National CB Jamboree.Sounds like a real barn burner!
Wow!!! Overpriced beer, glass-jug bottled shine, and overcooked hotdogs. For an extra charge, we can provide vehicle gun rack locks, cracker-accent lessons for northerners (Burt Reynolds School Graduates are teaching), and installation of their Lin-YAR Apple-Fliers. Anything over 15 KW will incur a 50% surcharge. I also have some se-len-a-mum rectal-flyer parts for sale.
 

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When I bought my Uniden CB recently, in the box was a recruiting ad from the "National Citizen's Band Center", which I looked over briefly.

Are these people for real?

"Included with your membership is a wall certificate, wallet ID, emergency vehicle visor card and bumper sticker"...

WHAT? "Emergency Vehicle Visor Card'?

And this...

"Have you ever had a CB radio call sign?

If yes, what was it?

DO YOU WANT THE CALL RE-ISSUED TO YOU?

What, these people think they have authority to 're-issue' call signs?

No thanks, folks, you might mean well, but I didn't fall off the turnip truck, etc.
Not a bad gimmick! Betcha these characters are making a pile of money! Hey, when I was a kid I joined the Interplanetary Space Squadron for only $1. Still have my certificate, card, and pin!! :)
 

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Citizen's Band Center is a scam.

They claim to be able to retrieve your old call signs before the FCC eliminated license requirement around 1983 when CBs went from 5w 23 ch, to 4w 40ch.

Their claim to have the ability or database to retrieve your old call signs are a lie. I just got a letter back from the FCC stating that they no longer have the records of Citizens Band call signs from back when a license's were required, futhermore, they threatened me with having to pay for any other inquiries regarding the matter.

So much for the good ol' USA "Freedom of Information Act".....bastards.
 
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