10-4 Good Buddy, CB’s Growing

The following article talking about the meteoric rise of CB radio, written by Ernest Waaser, appeared in The Yazoo Herald on New Year’s Day, 1976: The yellow Oldsmobile edging off the road, its driver lulled to sleep by the smoothness of many miles of interstate driving. Suddenly a voice blared in his ear: “Hey, you…

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CB Convac: 40-Channel Expansion is Producing Bargains

The following syndicated column ,written by Ink Dipper, appeared in newspapers during the third week of October, 1976. Expansion of the Citizen’s Band from 23 to 40 channels has stopped some prospective CB buyers dead in their tracks. The new 40-channel rigs won’t be on the market until early January, and manufacturers are using a…

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CB Convac: A HOT Line and a Holiday Inn CB Line?

The following syndicated column, written by Ink Dipper, appeared in newspapers in the 2nd week of October, 1976: A CB HOT line? That’s what Maryland CBers are talking about. Or how about a Holiday Inn CB line? One of the latest improvement in the CB world involves travelers being able to use CB more effectively.…

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Come On, First Mama: Betty Ford’s Influence on CB Radio During the 1976 Election

The 1976 race for the Presidential Republican nomination between President Gerald Ford and California Governor Ronald Reagan was close. Ford was the incumbent but had never been a part of a presidential election and Reagan and the conservative wing of the Republican Party saw Ford as vulnerable to loss in the general election. The Republican ticket had…

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CB Convac: QSLs: Imaginative Calling Cards

The following syndicated column by Ink Dipper appeared in newspapers starting in the first week of October, 1976. Most people aren’t likely to put a photo of a naked woman on their calling cards. But in CBing, calling cards are bound to have just about anything – from Bible verses to naked women. Non-CBers sometimes…

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CB Convac: CBing North and South of the Borders

The following article, written by Ink Dipper, appeared as a syndicated column in newspapers in the last week of September, 1976: Your CB could be your best good buddy when you’re at home. But if you plan to travel to Mexico, you better find a resting place for the CB. And if you’re going to Canada,…

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CB Convac: Can Sunspots Kill CB?

The following column written by Ink Dipper, appeared in syndicated columns in newspapers during the 3rd or 4th week of September 1976: Will 1978 be the beginning of the end for CBing in America or is that just a cry of “wolf”? We’re not crying wolf, but there is something disturbing ahead for CBing as…

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Hope I See You Seen

Mailed from Houston, Texas to Melanie Reed of Springfield, Missouri on June 26, 1976: Hi Monica Hi Ann Thursday June 24 1976 Dear Melanie, I am in Houston Texas. Tomorrow we are going to the Galveston Beach. We’re going to San Antonio. Hope I see you seen. Lori Baker

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CB Convac: Case for Lowering the CB Age Limit

This syndicated column by Ink Dipper appeared in newspapers in the third week of September, 1976. There is a movement afoot to have the Federal Communications Commission change its rules to permit young people under 18 years of age to obtain a license to operate a Citizens Band Radio. At this writing young operators must…

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