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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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┬ásyndicated 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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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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CB Convac: CB For More Than Just Four-Wheelers

This syndicated column appeared in newspapers at the end of August, 1976. If you’re one of the millions who have finally made the move toward having a CB in your four-wheeler, then maybe it’s time you hooked a unit up in other areas of your life. For instance, more and more fishermen are finding that…

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CB Convac: FCC Expands the Number of Channels

The biggest CB news is being transmitted out of Washington, D.C. from the granite headquarters of the Federal Communications Commission. As a result of many complaints about channel congestion and interference the FCC had to do something. Their answer was primarily increasing the number of channels for Citizens Radio Service from 23 to 40. All…

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CB Convac: Preventing Those ‘Dangling Wires’

The theft of CB radios has reached crisis proportions. If you haven’t already had your CB stolen, then it is only a matter of time before you return to your four-wheeler to find a few ripped wires where the one proud instrument rode. That is, unless you take some very basic precautions. Most people don’t.…

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