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CB Radio Handles

Pre cell phones, I can remember as a child everyone had a CB Radio in their car and house. My dad used to stay up to all hours of the night and talk on the radio to people all over the world. People would have "handles" and would have QSL cards - these were cards that had your handle printed on them and you would mail them to who ever you talked to. We had cards from all over the world.

I am from SC and everyone had handles. My parents were "Alligator Hunter" and "Peaches" whilst my brothers were "Slim Jim" and "Big Foot". My sisters and I were "Wendy", "Snowflake", and "Little Bo Peep". Anytime my brothers were "on the road" (they were long distance truck drivers) we would always get excited talking to them.

Please share your memories with us and let us know what your handle was!


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CB Radio Handles Last post by joybee
10 June 2008

Do You Remember CB Radio Handles?

Do You Remember CB Radio Handles?

  • Anonymous user
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    I was Manhattan lady and my then boyfriend was Black Polo. I remember crouching down in his bedroom in case a Royal Mail van came down the road cos everyone thought the Post Office was fining people for having a radio. The bigger your 'twig' (ariel) the better! Every breaker owned a copy of the record 'Convoy' and none of us drove HGV, we were all stupid late teens who annoyed the truckers
  • Anonymous user
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    At the time I was "Excalibur" (because I played Dungeons and dragons) And as my dad was a truck driver I got to use his in the school holidays while I was out with him (before eventually getting my own). I also had a little badge with the eyes and embossed red letters "You have just eyeballed Excalibur" !
  • Anonymous user
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    Yes, you really could talk to people all over the world. You needed a silver rod aeria, 22feet high on your roof and could chat all over Europe and the States.
  • floco
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    Don't know about talking to people from "all over thw world"......my brother had one and put the arieal in the loft. i think the furthest person he spoke to lived 2 street away. He had the coolest handle ever, he was "black maria" -in tribute to his anti-police stance of the day and the fact that he was black!. He had a little badge that had two wobbly eyes on it and the slogan on it read - "you have just eye-balledd Black Maria". I don't think i really got the jist of it and would invent a new handle every time i sneaked a go (usually when he was out) therefore no-one every know when i was on cos i would always go by a different handle
  • judebabe
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    I had a Amstrad 901 with the roger bleep and had it in my bedroom. my handle was Baby Jane.