The CB Boom

The CB radio boom really took hold in 1976 and America’s journalists took notice. My goal is to share the QSL artwork and the CB columns that appeared in America’s newspapers in the 1970s. The following article by Don Oakley appeared in The Indiana Gazette on August 19, 1976: THE HOTTEST TOPIC of public interest…

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Imperial House Motels Directory

The Imperial House was a small chain of motels located mostly in Ohio. There were never more than 10 locations as far as I can tell. However, they were easy to spot with their customary crowned arch sign with two lions climbing a pedestal. This brochure is undated but most likely around 1965-1967. The chain fizzled out…

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CB Radio 10-Codes

10 codes originated in the USA and are CB radio lingo mostly used in English-speaking countries. However, no matter which codes are used in your country, be aware that there are local dialects in every urban area and region. You have to listen to others to learn the phrases and codes in your area. And…

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I Hope You Are Feeling

This is the first post of a new series called Come Home Soon. This series will highlight postcard messages from the past. Some of the cards are wonderfully written notes, some are confusing, many are misspelled and all of them are one of a kind. Mailed from Mt. Lowe, California to Miss Florence Price of…

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