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