CB radio

@Anne18 (11036)
December 9, 2008 3:27am CST
This was a very big craze in the 1980's in the uk. Do people still use CB radio? What handles (names) can you rember people using? And can you remeber any of the slang words that they used?
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@palonghorn (5486)
• United States
10 Dec 08
10-4 good buddy, i read ya loudand clear, you got the little stinker here. yep i remember, my dad belonged to a cb club nd years later so did i. we had meeting called 'coffee breaks' and we had kissin cousins, it was all the cb'ers' kids. out on the road if you got into to traveling with some truckers you could get in the 'rockin chair' or between to of the truckers. i was traveling, talking to truckers and hit a terrible rain storm, so hard you couldn't see 4 ft in front of you, i got behind him, to where i could see his tail lights, and he told me to just follow him, he got me off the interstate and into a safe parking lot, where i waited for it to pass, and then got back on the road. he kept on going after i was safely off the highway, never even got his handle.
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
10 Dec 08
Too bad we didn't know each other in those days. You would have had a blast with us. We were also in a club, CBC, coffee break club. We had so many people in that club. We would get convoy's together and travel to other places for their CB jamboree's. We met so many nice people and like you some really nice trucker's on the road, if we were going a little over the speed limit and was meeting a trucker he would let us know if there was a smokie ahead. Those were such fun times.
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
9 Dec 08
Breaker breaker, this is LadyRancher, got a copy good buddy? What's your 20? Oh yes, I remember the CB craze. Those were fun times. Some of the handles I remember were: honeybee, king bee, fisherman, kingfish, fudpucker, roadrunner. I wish I could remember more, we belonged to a CB club so we knew many people and their handles then. Some of the slang: put the hammer down put the pedal to the metal over and out double nickel roger bear lady bear Oh there are so many.
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• United States
10 Dec 08
breaker breaker lady rancher, you got your ears on? come back you got the little stinker here, we'll be west bound and down next monday lol catch ya on the flipside.
• Canada
10 Dec 08
My step-dad uses a CB radio in his truck. His handle is Taz, because mom gave him a Tazmanian devil toy to hang from his rear-view mirror. It's a cute little thing that looks like it's eating a tire. LOL We used the radios a lot with our friends in another car when we drove from Guelph Ontario to Branson Missouri, in 1999.
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@shooie (4988)
• United States
10 Dec 08
CB Radio's - Time gone by but was a ton of fun
Yes my dad had one in the car and one in the house and when you caught the skip could talk to people in other countries. All of the family had handles (names) mine was little princess, my brothers was lil chopper, dad romeo, mom was juliet, younger sister lil angel and i can't remember what my older sisters handle was. If someone asked you what your 10/20 was meant where are you. I remember talking to this one guy that was a trucker and his handle was brisle butt and there were other strange names. I can remember my mom and dad belonged to a cb club and they had vest and everything. (rolls eyes) the different members had their own badges and they would all trade and sew them on their vest. Blue vest with gold trimming. My husband has one but it is in storage. I have trucking friends that still use them. 10/20 means whats your location 10/4 means okay 10/100 means ya gotta pee 10/23 is disrequard 10/9 means repeat 10/17 means on your way 10/10 means standing by just some of the codes
• United States
10 Dec 08
My parents and grandparents were all about CB radios back in the day. My grandmother's handle was 'Jellybean' but that's all I remember. 10-4. Over and out. I have no idea what either of those things really mean, but I remember them from the radios. :P
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
10 Dec 08
of course it is a way of life for people, truck drivers use it, and many people love it as a hobby etc.
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@syankee525 (6294)
• United States
9 Dec 08
oh lord. there too? yeah they were pretty big here in the states as well. this is where i actully got yankee from. yankee 525.. some of our friends there was handicap, bubba, attuide, little yankee, gator, phontom sr and jr. porck chop. fat albert. tity bird. honkey bee, honey pot. lord too many we even had a cb club, the channle 34 club. we had like almost 100 memembers. we had cook outs and party.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
9 Dec 08
Remember this:http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=4OAUvzw86Ao Citizens Band radio. "Tweety" Yogi Bear; Boo Boo of course. Robbin Hood - in fact many of them are on Terry Wogan these days I suspect! 8 Track tapes, souped up Ford Cortinas. Memories of the 70s. Thank heavens those days are gone now!!
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@myklj999 (15001)
9 Dec 08
Truckers still use CB radios constantly. I have a CB base radio that I keep on all the time and talk to drivers passing through my town, and also help to give local directions to drivers unfamiliar with the area.
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
9 Dec 08
Yeah I remember them, I used to have one in the car and in the house..Cant remember any of the slang though now...
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
10 Dec 08
10-4 good buddy, we had them here in the States too, I never did, but I remember them.
• United States
29 Jan 09
Cb's are my husbands hobby. He has them in the car and in the house. He was a truck driver and I do believe he has been using the Cb's as a hobby since the 70s. Here is some Cb slang. 1. 10-20 is your location 2. 10-100 is bathroom 3. 10-33 is an accident 4. smokey bear is the police and that's all I can think of right now.
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
29 Jan 09
did know smokey or smokey bear, but like I said, didn't ever have one
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
28 Apr 09
hi anne, this is odd. i just wrote a discussion in cb radioe & yours popped up after i sent mine. i was really into cb's for awhile. u would never guess my handle, lol. it was short fat fannie, took it from a song title that was popular when i was in high school. i do remember quite a few habdles of people i talked to. what what yours?
@hildas (3031)
15 Dec 08
I remember these well. My brother had one and it was great fun to talk on in all the CB language. I think taxis still use them and a few others still do it also. Alpha thats all I know.
@suzzy3 (8358)
15 Dec 08
It was a big thing in England in the eighties and it used to interfere with the tv signal so it was driven out if you like,I suppose if you are miles away from your nearest neibour it could come in handy,but mobile phones keep you in touch now don't they.
@Humbug25 (12551)
9 Dec 08
Hi ya Anne18 My friend's dad used to have one that we used to play on in the evenings. My 'handle', surprisingly was Humbug! What a shocker! My friends was 'Snagglepuss'. The CB words we used were things like:- 1 - 4 for a copy, any breakers any takers? Over Roger Do you wanna eyeball The drain (nearby town) I used to have a booklet with a list of them in but I have forgotten them all now, it was such a long time ago!
@savypat (20246)
• United States
9 Dec 08
CB radio is still used all over this country, In many places there are no cell towers or even electric communication. We are a very large country and many places that have highways for truck traffic which have no other way to communicate. I have never used it, I just know people who do.
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
9 Dec 08
"Convoy" was a song in the 70s in the US that kind of started the craze. I have a brother who is blind but really into electronics. He had a "base station" in the house (he was a teen at the time) and my dad had a car CB. My brother was "thunderfoot" (he had large feet and he had another blind friend call him that when he came loudly down the stairs). My dad was "turkey legs" (his nickname at work when he was on a diet and brought a giant turkey leg in his lunch one day). Yup, I remember CBs. 10-4, good buddy!