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Remember your CB radio call sign?

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Kingman, AZ
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. ;^)
I'm in my early 20s and have that happen all the time, I'll sometikes forget what I was talking about mid sentence. Course I did have a mild stroke 3 years ago. Talking on HAM radio helped me be able to speak again and the homebrew projects helped me control my fingers somewhat normally, still slightly shakey though.
 

graywoulf

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Millers Creek, NC
I'm in my early 20s and have that happen all the time, I'll sometimes forget what I was talking about mid sentence. Course I did have a mild stroke 3 years ago. Talking on HAM radio helped me be able to speak again and the home brew projects helped me control my fingers somewhat normally, still slightly shaky though.
Sorry to hear that you experienced that but it is great to hear that you are finding ways to work through it. I sincerely hope that you continue to improve.
 
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Lexington, KY
Had my amateur calls ( WN8VMI & WB8VMI ) a little before obtaining my CB license in the mid-1970’s which was KAOG8548. I had a 23 Channel Regency mobile rig which I bought CHEAP when the 40-Channel radios were first being introduced.

Tom, KR4BD
 
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6W1575 in Chattanooga, TN. Used a Heathkit CB-1, single channel, crystal controlled on CH 7. Radios were called Heathkit lunch boxes.
 
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