I started out with CB radio in Hull in 1982 with my very first Pegasus 3 120 channel radio, an SWR meter, a power pack and an aerial stuck on the top of a biscuit tin. I was 15 years old and could not believe this world I had suddenly connected into.
We would stay up all night just talking to each other about Harrington Jackets or Fishtail Parkas, Mods and Rockers and who had the most powerful rig (those who were lucky enough to own a cobra 148GTLDX with roger bleep were to be looked up to!).
We all tended to own eyeball badges, mine had flashing red LEDs just to emphasise the fact I was a CB'er! There I was, 15 years old with my Harrington Jacket covered in Secret Affair, Madness and The Who badges, jeans so tight they hurt, just a hint of lipstick and eyeliner and a wedge haircut that covered my right eye so rendered me partially sighted, riding around on my Raleigh Grifter with a car battery strapped to it and my Pegasus 3 blaring out "Eyeball, eyeball, 1-4 a copy", and "Is anyone out there?".
So that was me, "Hound Dog" the CB'er. Those were the days. If by any chance any of you out there were in the Hull area and remember my "handle" you may also remember a lady breaker called "Polo Cruncher" who through the miracle of radio waves became (and still is) my wife! I hope that this has brought some fond memories to some of you and I would love to hear some of your stories.