Remember Citizen Band Radios

Remember Citizen Band Radios

For those of us of a “certain age” we can remember when CBs were all the rage…I came across a list the other day of some of the lingo and thought it would be fun to revisit some of the great ways we communicated and what they translated to.

So here goes…..

Hammer down…….going full speed

Drop the hammer….accelerate to full speed

Chicken coop…..Truck weigh station

Foot warmer….a CB radio with more than legal power

Wall to wall treetop tall….very good reception

Have you got your ears on?…..Is your  CB on?

*Handle…..code name of a CBer

Post….Milepost on interstate highways

Shake the  trees and rake the leaves….Lead truck  should watch for police and traffic ahead; rear truck will watch mirrors from the rear

Front Door……..Lead truck of several running together

Back Door……..Rear truck of several running together

Rocking Chair……..The middle  truck

18 Wheeler……..Tractor-trailer

4 Wheeler……..Automobile

PICKUMUP Truck……..A pick up truck

Smokey Bear……..A state policeman

Mama  Bear……..Female police person

County Mountie……..A county policeman

Local Yokel……..A city policeman

Tijuana Taxi………Marked police car

Plain White Wrapper……..Unmarked police car (any color)

Eye in the Sky……..Helicopter

Bear’s  Den……..Police station

Picture Taker……..Policeman with radar

Green Stamps……..Money

Green Stamp Highway……..Toll road

Monfort Lane……..Passing lane

50 Dollar Lane……..Inside lane on 4 lane highway

**8’s And Other Good Numbers……..So long and signing off

10-1……..Receiving Poorly

10-2……..Receiving well

10-3……..Stop transmitting

10-4……..OK, message received

10-5……..Relay Message

10-6……..Busy, stand by

10-7……..Out of service, leaving air

10-8……..In service, subject to call

10-9……..Repeat message

10-10……Transmission completed, standing by

10-11……Talking too rapidly

10-12……Visitors present

10-13……Advise weather/road condition

10-16……Make pick up at…

10-17……Urgent business

10-18……Anything for us?

10-19……Nothing for you, return to base

10-20……My location is…

10-21…….Call by telephone

10-22……Report in person  to….

10-23……Stand by

10-24……Completed last assignment

10-25……Can you contact?

10-26……Disregard last information

10-27……I am moving to channel….

10-28……Identify your station

10-30……Does not conform to FCC rules

10-33……Emergency traffic at this station

10-34……Trouble at this station, help may be needed

10-35……Confidential information

10-36……Correct time is….

10-37……Wrecker needed at…

10-38…….Ambulance needed at….

10-39…….Your message delivered

10-41…….Please tune to channel…

10-42…….Traffic accident at….

10-43…….Traffic tie-up at….

10-44…….I have a message for you (or)….

10-46…….Assist motorist

10-50…….Break channel

10-70…….Fire at…

10-73…….Speed trap at….

10-75…….You are causing interference

10-77…….Negative contact

10-82….…Reserve room for….

10-84…….My telephone number is…

10-85…….My address is….

10-200……Police needed at…

 

Excerpted from News From Macy’s New York

What An Era, Glad I Lived In It

Untitled-1           1956 Ford Thunderbird

Untitled-21957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

Untitled-3            1960 Plymouth Fury

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1959 Chevrolet Impala 2Dr Hardtop

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1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria

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1958 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan

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1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V Four Door Landau

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1957 Buick Roadmaster 2 Door Hardtop

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1957 Lincoln Premiere four-door Landau

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1959 Buick Convertible

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1959 Edsel Citation

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1958 De Soto

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1959 Mercury Colony Park Country Cruiser

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1958 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special

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1958 Dodge Custom Sierra

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1949 Oldsmobile 88

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1959 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

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1949 Kaiser Virginian

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            1960 Imperial Crown Convertible

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1953 Studebaker Commander

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1949 Pontiac Four Door

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1960 Chevrolet Impala Four Door Hardtop

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1959 Mercury Four Door Hardtop

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1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 Two-Door Sedan

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1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser

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1954 Mercury Sun Valley

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1960 Chrysler Valiant

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1960 De Soto Fireflite

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1960 Chevrolet Corvair

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1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

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1960 Mercury Colony Park Country Cruiser

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1956 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe de Ville

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1957 Dodge Royal Lancer

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1960 Dodge Dart Pioneer

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1957 Lincoln Premiere

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1960 Dodge Polara Matador

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1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

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1950 Studebaker Starlight

 What a trip down memory lane! we’d take any one of these beauties…. Be sure to share it with all your ‘older’ friends, and see if they don’t feel the same as we do!

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