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Whats your early recollections of CB and the FCC

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darticus

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Its the FCC, ITS ALIVE. You bought your CB license. I remember back in the 60's early 70's when someone announced on CB they saw a vehicle with a directional antenna on it the channels got very quiet for a few days. Rumors started immediately of who they caught. Everyone shaken' in their boots. We all had call signs for CB back than but we didn't use them we made up handles. I was Nassau. Ron
 

N8GXZ

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Yeah, back in late 71 the radio bug bit me. My Grandma got me a Comstat 25B and a simple ground plane antenna , Used to hang out on 10 (that was the trucker channel back then) Helped them out when they broke down within radio range. The locals were on Ch 6 and 23 . When Uncle Charlie was supposed to be in town everybody used their call sign, Mine was KEZ1980 . Everybody was cool , dont remember many *******s back in the day, even the truck drivers rarely swore . Those were the days !
 

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Paid my fee, got the call KKT1779 and never heard or saw the FCC again! Guess you fellows were in large metro areas. There was a permanent monitoring station less then 125 miles away, but no sign of 'em! And if truckers didn't swear, the shrimpers and fisherman who adopted CB early on made up for it.
 
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