Sunday, January 4, 2015

The Return of the CB Radio

                                              The Return of the CB Radio
These were indeed popular in the 1970's, Almost everyone had one back then.
I remember as a young man riding in my Uncle's 1971 Ford LTD, He has his Fallon 23 channel cb radio.
He was known as "Big T" over the air waves. He added a Turner Power Microphone, and he was loud over the air waves.
I see these radio's for sale on eBay all of the time, I have purchased a couple to mess around with.
I bought an old Pace 8010 40 channel radio and wired a Astatic Power Mic for it.
At my home I put up an Antron "99" Base Station antenna, and I speak with people here in Phoenix, Arizona. It's great I get enjoyment from it. And you can get acquainted with some new folks out there.
Many folks are going back to the old school things, Simply because these new day Cell Phones aren't all they are cracked up to be.
Many folks believe if we take an EMP strike someday, That an old CB radio will be the only way to communicate with others. You will need a 12 volt battery and a decent antenna if your going to be ready.
Base Model CB antenna's aren't large and awful looking anymore, My base antenna blends in with the house and many do not even see it.
We have Cb's in our vehicles and my wife and I talk back and fourth locally.
It's sort of fun, Then we speak to other folks with radio's also. While we are out and about.
If your interested in getting a Cb Radio, or already have one...Let me know.
You are welcome to post a comment here and discuss Your CB radio experience's.

Sincerely Yours
Vance Keaton
Phoenix, AZ.