CB Daze Ė CB and the 70ís

By Larry Shaunce

WD0AKX  KAE-5151 ex KBX-2324


Do you remember CB, when it was at its peak?

Theyíd almost bust the doors down, just to get a peek

At the latest rigs and the hottest mics

Ah, the D-104 which everyone liked!

The channels were crowded, especially 19

And you certainly remember that lower 16

Everyone had one, young and old

Some had many and were very bold!

Then there were 40 and I was at loss

I couldnít go there because of the cost

My rig was outdated, I felt out of place

But sooner or later Iíd join in the race

Red Ryder they called me when I got on the air

With my Pace base I could talk to them all

My PDL-II and my rotor were there

I was set up and ready for the extra long haul

With my D104 and my logbook at hand

Iíd get on the air and heat up the band

Yes, I would shoot skip and made many a friend

Not knowing someday it would come to an end

There was Kraco, Handic, Midland and Craig

And rarely a contact that I couldnít make

SBE, Johnson, Hy-gain and Royce

And donít forget Browning, the DXíers top choice

Now whatever happened to the "Solar Hot Rod"?

The mighty antenna that could nearly hear God

Or the "Power Wing" antenna that appeared it could fly

Why I never tried one, I still ask myself why

I stuck with my Turner, the old "Signal Kicker"

I could even talk to the "Old Country Picker"

Yes, I had a quad I thought I could trust

But the ice brought it down and itís now full of rust

Do you remember Red Sovine and "Teddy Bear"?

Itís those kind of songs you now find so rare

Itís "Giddy-up Go" and "Phantom 309"

That made those days special and CBíers so kind

There was "First Mama" and then "Geraldine"

Some of the finest that youíd ever seen

It was people like Flip and the presidentís wife

That made CB seem almost bigger than life

Now whatever happened to "Miss CB Guide"?

Or CB break coffees, they seemed to have died

Now they are gone as far as I know

They sold their CBís, but where did they go?

Maybe someday theyíll be back on the air

As king of the airwaves, I really do care

Now those days are gone, please donít tell me so

But all is not lost; Iím still on the go

Thereís now a new breed that is now on the band

And CB is new again, storminí the land

Itís not like it was, but whatever is?

All this I know, I really do miss

Iíd like to go back, for only a day

No matter the price that Iíd have to pay

10-36, just checkiní the time

Ah yes, 10-7, and now I must sign


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