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Old 01-10-2017, 6:12 PM
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Reviving this thread for some help.

I think the OP was refering to how a lot of CB'rs use a three digit call sign, On SB (38LSB) they seem to use a three digit numbers, exclusively. I understand that it's all random and arbitrarily picked by individuals nowadays, but would the SSB crowd even care if I use my AM handle or should I pick a number just to stay compatible. Hoping some SSB'r like Mojave Jay can help me out.

My AM handle is Desert Dog. Since, the SB'rs seem to want to sound official what about phonetically using the Initials of my AM handle:

Delta, Delta, ,,,,,, HIHI,.... QSL.

(Yes, I joined HamSphere 3.0 so I could learn HamSpeak, lol)

Don't even know where to start if I was to choose a 3 digit number.

BTW, I typed in a google search trying to see if there was any standard out there and I got this thread.

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Reviving this thread for some help.

I think the OP was refering to how a lot of CB'rs use a three digit call sign, On SB (38LSB) they seem to use a three digit numbers, exclusively. I understand that it's all random and arbitrarily picked by individuals nowadays, but would the SSB crowd even care if I use my AM handle or should I pick a number just to stay compatible. Hoping some SSB'r like Mojave Jay can help me out.

My AM handle is Desert Dog. Since, the SB'rs seem to want to sound official what about phonetically using the Initials of my AM handle:

Delta, Delta, ,,,,,, HIHI,.... QSL.

(Yes, I joined HamSphere 3.0 so I could learn HamSpeak, lol)

Don't even know where to start if I was to choose a 3 digit number.

BTW, I typed in a google search trying to see if there was any standard out there and I got this thread.
My 1958 call sign was 4W0693 in McLean, Virginia so I use 693 now and handle BushDoctor when i was driving for Greyhound on the road after retiring from Mortorola Inc. At present i dont have a CB in my car since 2012 but i do listen to truckers on scanner sometimes but mostly Fire Departments along the way as well as Virginia State Police to avoid accidents and get off the interstate prior to them. In 1969 I got a ham license WB4IGU so have my amateur radios installed in my car and my old sideband CB sits quietly in my radio workshop at home just in case
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i use to play cb about 15yrs ago or so I still have my radio jc penny 6238 base but the reason I quit was here in town people were using to much power some guys had 3k watts just to talk across town i could not compete
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In Canada we started with XM then a numeric combination. In reality most AMers used handles and when the licensing was stopped the SSBers switched to unit numbers or club numbers. Here Trans Canada radio was a popular club with weekly check ins and assigned numbers. It was a breath of fresh air compared to the "dime" (ch 10) which was the local call channel on AM and pure chaos....
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There are a few active CB clubs around that will give you a club call sign which is a little more recognizable than arbitrarily self assigned 3 digit numbers. American Eagle ssb CBers Club at http://www.AmericanEagleCB is one of the bigger clubs .
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The prefix letters for each country are assigned by an international agreement. The letters assigned to the USA are W A N and K,and the call sign must start with one of those 4 although other letters and a number are used for the complete call sign.
FYI, The US only has AA-AL not the entire A series.
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Oh yes they will care. I've seen two CBrs with the same handle or numbers get into nasty fights that turned into destruction of property. They each demanded the other stop using "their" on the air name or they were going to kill each other.
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Referring to the OP, for some reason,I remember that some people in the heyday of CB would use KMAxxxx as "protest" against the FCC for requiring a license. KMA stood for Kiss My A_ _.
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Referring to the OP, for some reason,I remember that some people in the heyday of CB would use KMAxxxx as "protest" against the FCC for requiring a license. KMA stood for Kiss My A_ _.
Callsigns with the letters "KMA" were quite well popularized, and not necessarily for the reason above. Because of various TV shows and license plate frames the callsigns "KMA367" (LAPD) and "KMA438" (SFPD) were pretty well known. So some people picked up KMA calls just because they sounded "official"...and then the potential meaning, as stated, did not hurt either.

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