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As I have said on numerous occasions, I work with a bunch of 20-somethings. Well, this morning the whole CB thing came up. You know, from the 70's and early 80's, Smokey and the Bandit, Convoy, the CB lingo. I got a lot of blank stares and, "God, you're old."

Anyway, my handle was "Mr. Whiskers" ... what was yours? :D
 

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I was around Dallas then and had a base station set up. I went by
'The Silver Tongue Devil". I used to shut down I30 or then it was the turnpike. Had about 1000 watts to play with within a mile of the turnpike.
 

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CB is still heavily used out west on the mountain logging roads. Gotta monitor those log trucks, you don't want to suddenly come face to face with one coming downhill in a hurry. Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, all of them use CB heavily.

"Green Blur" was my handle...
 

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Don't laugh. It so GAY these days, but back then they called me "Calypso Kid" because I was into marine biology and diving, even in high school.

I told my kids it was like a big chat room. I was 16 or 17 back then. I'd sit in my pickup until the wee hours of the morning talking to friends and strangers. It didn't hurt that I had a big (re: illegal) amp on the thing. Mom would complain that I made the TV roll when I keyed the mike (do TV's ever roll anymore? I bet digits can't do that....)
 

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I was Barny or Barnyard back in the mid-90s. Some how my name "Baranowski" got turned into "Barnyard" when I was a freshman in High School by a Senior. Then it was shortened to "Barny". Since all my friends had CB it just stuck. I lived need a major highway NW of Lubbock so I would talk to truckers. I remember many mornings I would talk to a HAM in El Paso.

Someone found me on Facebook a few weeks ago and Barnyard popped up again. I has been years since anyone has called me that.
 

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My Grand Pa's was "Pol Cat".......he was Polish Catholic.
 

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Toad....
DO NOT get on the CB and call anybody "good buddy"...apparantly the definition of that phrase has changed a bit over the years....
 

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1st handle in the late 70s was whiskeyrunner with dirty dog KCH8855
later when the CB craze picked backed up in the mid 80s it was mudhog, I still have a couple of CBs laying around I might just dig one out this weekend to see what kind of chatter is going on. 10-10 doing it again catch you on the flip side.
 

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Holy smokes it's been a long time since I've even thought about the old C.B. handle.

" The Polish Joke " was the handle and my dad had the Base Station up in
Zavalla , Tx. called the Yellow Dog Base. Operated off a ground plane antenna
in a pine tree about 80 feet in the air.

That was a lot more enjoyable yapping with folks all over the country than watchin cable TV.

Great Memories. Thanks for posting this up.

Have some green from Dr. Krol
 

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Texas Homebreaker,Heart breaker. (OK remember I was much younger then), We lived in Sugar Land then and my parents lived in north Dallas. Four and a half hours of pure driving missery for my wife back then. She hated that radio.
 

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Too young but my father's handle was the Firm Worm from the Capitol City. We lived in Austin. I didn't pick up on the meaning until years later. Nothing cooler than rolling down the highway in a 1976 Chevy Caprice Classic woody station wagon, with 3 kids and a wife calling yourself the firm worm. Good stuff.-T
 
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