National CB Handle Registry

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by trucktracks, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. jessejamesdallas

    jessejamesdallas Road Train Member

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    Yep...And I seen times when those were fighting words too, if someone was using the same handle as another!:biggrin_25516:

    Handles and "Numbers" are still widely used on CB. But mostly on channels other than channel 19. "Truckers" for the most part are the only ones that for some reason quiet using a handle.

    Handles were originally started by "Outlaw" CB'ers who didn't want to pay for a CB License, or have to use Call Signs when talking on CB Radios. So to keep the FCC from finding out who they were, they made up fake names or "Handles". This is another reason that made CB radios so popular in the Mid 70's...And was the final blow to the FCC trying to enforce having people that wanted to talk on a CB, get their License, and use their Call Sings when Keying up....(sorta like the way Ham Operators do now...)

    It was so "Out of control", the FCC just gave up on CB License, and enforcing their own rules to some extent.
     
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  3. MayhemTrucking

    MayhemTrucking Heavy Load Member

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    Since driver is already taken I wish to register my handle as "###H0le" hahaha
     
  4. Tinfoiltrucker

    Tinfoiltrucker Light Load Member

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  5. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

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    Well, I see to remember some feller on TV along about Christmas every year who is hawking something about a Star Registry. And if he can find folks dumb enough to send him money on this, why not a Handle Registry? Hell, wish I'd a done thought it up. . .:biggrin_25513:
     
  6. WA4GCH

    WA4GCH Road Train Member

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    BIG DON ......

    But its in book form in a swiss vault :biggrin_25520:
     
  7. chalupa

    chalupa Road Train Member

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    Agreed.....some kind of sinage with arrows "driver this way" or some old dude on the dock yelling:

    YOU THERE DRIVER !
    NOT THAT ! DRIVER?
    DRIVER! COME HERE....

    And the list goes on.
     
  8. 123456

    123456 Road Train Member

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    You mean my yellow card is expired ???
     
  9. BigTex94

    BigTex94 Bobtail Member

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    I like this idea, I would register and I know that all the local base station guys would love this they use their CBs more than anybody.
     
  10. Perpetrator

    Perpetrator Bobtail Member

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    I still have mine. And yeah, us so-called old timers may want it back. It reminds me of a time when trucking was fun.
     
  11. truckermim

    truckermim Bobtail Member

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    I still have my little yellow card :) Issued June '92. I found it yesterday going through some stuff and wondered if it was "valid" anymore :)
     
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