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Keep in mind I spent my whole working career in the funeral industry as a funeral director, working for casket companies and owning my own funeral home.

"Torso Stuffer" as a funeral director

"Box Man" Salesman selling caskets.

"Undertaker" funeral home owner and current CB handle.

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Keep in mind I spent my whole working career in the funeral industry as a funeral director, working for casket companies and owning my own funeral home.

"Torso Stuffer" as a funeral director

"Box Man" Salesman selling caskets.

"Undertaker" funeral home owner and current CB handle.

i like that one lol bob

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I can't understand why anyone traveling does not have a CB. It has saved me many times. Yesterday I80 was closed in central Pennsylvania in both directions for several miles due to ice. It was 28 degrees and started to rain. The roadway became a sheet of ice; 20 mile backup eastbound from mile marker 141 to 161 where road was closed from 161 to 178.

I was going west, closed from 178 to 161 rerouted on back roads getting on at 161 to be closed again at 147 Snowshoe. I was able to keep track of everything going on via the CB. I stopped at a TA for 2 hours until westbound was cleared. I got firsthand reports,some not 100 percent correct, but more up to date than the Pennsylvania radio AM 1640 road condition reports.

Bottom line, I was on the road going home while those going east were stuck for hours. Had they had a CB they could have stopped at a rest area, got off of the road, taken an alternate road, etc. Instead they chose to sit in a 20 mile parking lot.

CB...won't leave home without it.

out here,,,you cant even get a road report anymore,,,like that,,,road closed accident constuction,exc...nobody says anything,,,,our company drivers talk to one another,,,and thats about it...nobody else wow incredible,,,people would rather listen to satelite these days...and just sit at road closures lol....bob

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When I first got a radio in the 70's I stood 6 ft 4 in tall and weighed about 180 lb. One of the mechanics gave me "Broomstick"

After another 50 lbs of beer "Dun Lop" over the belt buckle and a job change I became just Brocky. For the last 10-15 years have only used the radio in bad weather conditions.

Brocky

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My handle is "throttle jock". I picked it up while working at the CAT house (Caterpillar Testical Center in Mossville, IL) running performance/durability/EPA cert. engines in the test cells. Pulled a lot of throttles during my ten (10) years there.

Don't use the CB much anymore largely because of the profanity over the air waves.

Ken

HOF City, PRR Country, and Charter member of the "Mack Pack"

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Rarely use mine anymore either,other than when I need to know something (weather,traffic etc.) but mine has always been "Cowcatcher" but don't ask why! Lol!..............................................................Mark

Mack Truck literate. Computer illiterate.

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I've been "Moonshiner" since about 1978 or 1979. They used to put our CB handle on the door at H.H.Moore's and people would ask me all the time, even at toll booths, "how'd you get that handle?..do you make it?..drink it?..sell it?..got any?" And the answer is no, well, a time or two, no, and no. It's only because I saw a red and white 68 or 69 Camaro at Richmond Dragway that was called Moonshine Runner, 10 second car, had the name and the picture of a hillbilly with a jug on the side of it. I thought that would be a good CB handle. I had a 68 Camaro at the time- it was about a 28 second car, had a 6 cylinder and 3 speed- anyhow, people just shortened it and started calling me moonshiner and it stuck, so i've been Moonshiner ever since.

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Mine is roadrunner but haven't had a cb in the truck in years. Too much bullshit on it. Guys arguing with each other, profanity etc now with the new job being local driving except for a quick trip once a week into the city for a dump and run a cb is not needed. On that note I have two cobra 29 radios for sale.

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We must be cut from the same cloth Jim! I still have my Dad's Fuzzbuster,and 23 channel Johnson "Messenger" (still works great BTW) I had it in my pickup for decades. His 148 GTL Cobra is in my truck now,along with a limited edition 29 (the gold one) as my back-up.

Just can't bring myself to part with them..........................Mark

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No official handle, "white mack roll off", or "roof rock removal" is the way to get me now.....People I know that I see know my name, so that's easy enough.....finally bought my own radio.....well, buying my own radio, cobra 29...running a cobra 29 nightwatch now. In my jeepin days the black one had a cheap cobra (not sure the model, but it was small, no SWR meter, got it from summit racing for 100$), the red one had a uniden (model # unknown)when I bought it, only used em off roadin and appolgizing to trucks on the highway, the black one topped out @ 90KM/H and the red one tapped at 98KM/H....the things i did to not get stuck lol . Truck I'm in now has one, not sure if the new gig will, want to be covered. Don't use it much, but it's always on 19, saved me enough times to warrant buying one....If the new truck has one, then I guess it's going in the Jetta....

Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part....

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We must be cut from the same cloth Jim! I still have my Dad's Fuzzbuster,and 23 channel Johnson "Messenger" (still works great BTW) I had it in my pickup for decades. His 148 GTL Cobra is in my truck now,along with a limited edition 29 (the gold one) as my back-up.

Just can't bring myself to part with them..........................Mark

Sentimental value alone is reason enough to not let them go, but if your 148 is an older (pre-China) version then that's a helluva good sideband set from what I've heard. The Chinese models used parts that are inferior to what was used in older versions. Same goes for Unidens. I sent my 29LX to a shop in Carlisle, PA and he replaced some parts (no clipping). It made a very noticeable difference in both transmit and receive distance.

There are 2 radios I want to add to the stable: A Lafayette 525 or 625 and a Johnson Messenger 123 like you have. The Johnsons have a hell of a rep for a basic radio and they're on Ebay all the time. I want the Lafayette because I grew up on LI and spent countless hours at their main store/warehouse in Syosset while my dad bs'ed with the cb tech. Good times.

Jim

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I still have all of my CBs, one is a 23 channel (can't remember the brand) that I bought in 1975. I think the first 40 channel I bought was a President Honest Abe which is still "somewhere". When I lived in Illinois I had a Cobra base station at the house. I have a new Cobra 29 that I will eventually install in the MH. I still remember my FCC CB call number.

This is KZX.... the ole throttle jockey...we be gone bye bye.

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HOF City, PRR Country, and Charter member of the "Mack Pack"

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Got radios still in most of my trucks, havent put them in the B Models cause I couldn't hear them anyway. Connex, Uniden 66, and Cobra 29's in the rest. Retired after 37 years and a lot of miles on my butt. I got the handle Wingman from a buddy I used to run with, had it eversince.

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