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Remember your CB radio call sign?

graywoulf

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I had two. One my dad and I shared in the early 70's which was KCY-1171 and then a little later I had my own which was KBFR-2941. Those were some fun times in the CB world back then. My handle was "The Wizard". My dad's handle was "Peddler" as he was a traveling salesman.
 
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I had two. One my dad and I shared in the early 70's which was KCY-1171 and then a little later I had my own which was KBFR-2941. Those were some fun times in the CB world back then. My handle was "The Wizard". My dad's handle was "Peddler" as he was a traveling salesman.
Hehe KBFR, like that pirate radio station from Boulder, Colorado.
 

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I just remembered my old CB callsign right out of the blue. Not sure why.
KBTK3352
I am surprised that at 63, that I remembered both of my callsigns as well. I even remembered an uncle's callsign of KCK-5007 as well. Its funny how the mind works at times when sometimes I can't remember what I got up and went to the kitchen for. ;^)
 
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