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Remember your CB radio call sign?

WB9YBM

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Niles, IL
Just curious how many of you old timers on here still remember your CB radio call sign from the '60s and '70s?
Yup! (KBSX 6575). I got my license shortly before they were discontinued so I had enough advanced notice to hang on to it for nostalgia afterwards!
 

KANE4109

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Deer Park, TX
The zip code thing.... you reminded me. THAT is what the sign up form said to do once you submitted your application while you waited on your license to show up. I had forgotten that.
 

RsqRabbit

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NJ
2W3069 was replaced by KKD7983 when the FCC changed the system
KKD7983
KKD9563
 

K4DFR

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Alabama
I never had a CB when a license was required, but my late brother's call sign was KBSG0670.
 

jbm32

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Augusta, GA
Wow, where have the years gone! It's been almost 50 years since I got the call KEM8323.
I'll be turning 80 this month, and I have never forgotten it. I don't know why because no
one used their call; we all had handles. I was Vagabon.

Back then channel 15 would be going day and night, 7 days a week with at least 20 or more
people all the time. Sometimes late at night when I couldn't sleep, I would get up and go
"read the mail", on 15, until I could go back to sleep.

Thanks for the memories,
Jim
 

W8UU

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Nov 22, 2007
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Wellston Ohio USA
KBA-3151

Licensed in 1975. Back in the day, CB radio was what Facebook and Twitter are now. Channel 11 was our "local" channel and you could talk to a friend or neighbor just about anytime day or night. Channels 1, 3, 6, 14, and 23 were popular in surrounding towns and many of us wandered over there occasionally to chat and make new friends. Our local taxicab company used Channel 17, and yes, you could listen to their calls and you could "radio" for a cab if the owners knew you. Local REACT group monitored Channel 9 along with a nearby city police department and some of the state troopers. A lot of small businesses used to operate CB radios instead of the more expensive two-way FM systems, but a lot of that was gone before I became active on 27 MHz. CB radio was a good thing - and lots of fun - while it lasted.
 

danesgs

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May 21, 2008
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Don't remember my callsign but my Dad took me as he was a reporter for WGBS in Miami, Fla. to many Gemini and Apollo launches so I took the "handle" Mission Control for CB. :)
 
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