CB Radios For CP

CBs are seldom used by adults these days, although I’ve come to view mine as a sort of real-world instant messenger. The Citizen’s Band is there for everybody! We opted to go with CBs instead of cell phones a few weeks ago on our trip northward – which turned out to be a good decision. Our CB terms were a bit flaky, but our flappers (read: ears) were always wide open. You should have a CB in your car for emergency purposes, anyway. I found this simple guide to CB “10″ jargon in a cached page (that’s gone 10-404):

10-1 – Weak signal
10-2 – Good signal
10-3 – Stop transmitting
10-4 – Affirmative, OK
10-5 – Relay message to [X]
10-6 – Busy
10-7 – Out of service
10-8 – In service
10-9 – Repeat transmission
10-10 – Negative
10-11 – [X] On duty
10-12 – Stand by
10-13 – Existing conditions
10-14 – Message, information
10-15 – Message delivered
10-16 – Reply to message
10-17 – Enroute
10-18 – Urgent
10-19 – Contact, in contact with
10-20 – Location
10-21 – Contact [X] by phone
10-22 – Disregard
10-23 – Arrived at scene
10-24 – Assignment completed
10-25 – Report to, meet
10-26 – Estimated arrival time
10-27 – License or permit information
10-28 – Ownership information
10-29 – Records check
10-30 – Danger, caution
10-31 – Pick up
10-32 – [X] units needed (give number and type)
10-33 – Help me quick
10-34 – Time check
10-36 – Time check

Can you even remember the last time you used a CB radio? Walkie talkie, rather?

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