Thursday, December 8, 2011
1977: IS CB STILL ALIVE AND WELL?
fraternityI never worked the CB bands. My very limited SWL'ing on that band which was at least 7 or 8 years ago was not positive. The in-your-face foul language I heard was not what I was accustomed to when compared to the more disciplined amateur operators. On the other hand, there are honest and disciplined CB operators who are always ready to assist those in need of assistance in emergency situations, and I am sure they would be equally valuable in a national emergency. Converts from CB to the Ham fraternity often bring with them the CB jargon, "what's your 20," "10-4," and where Hams use actual first names, in CB they are tricky "handles" like "Jackhammer," "Noisy lady," etc. Different strokes for different folks.