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Helping the cb revival along

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by xm49north7, May 13, 2019.

  1. Slowmover

    Slowmover Supporting Member

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    2AC4939F-880B-452A-B921-6E6473B7E371.jpeg



    Found the online link to an image posted a couple of times by binrat.
     
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  2. 357magnum

    357magnum Sr. Member

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    Slo ? That 41 cal ? I think Ralph is right ? When I was younger & my lungs were perfect , I think I could shoot a bean thru a straw faster ! All in jest ! :D ( but True ) Stay Healthy & Safe ! 73 & God Bless ! Leo
     
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  3. Tokin

    Tokin The Man With No Shoes

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    Seems my roomie is catching the bug. Caught him studying for his tech licence today hahaha.
     
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  4. Slowmover

    Slowmover Supporting Member

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    Yeah.

    He saw that 60’ Will-Burt mil-spec pneumatic mast you’ve got out back.

    That’s one of those, now or never, moments in a man’s life.

    His friend owns it.

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  5. Slowmover

    Slowmover Supporting Member

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    IH40 from Arizona into Oklahoma, today. Almost 600-miles of:

    - 18F.
    - 20 to 30/mph headwind.
    - precipitation as rain, snow & sleet.
    - record low temps forecast.

    You’d best believe that of the more than two dozen wrecks I saw today that a CB radio would have been early warning or how to ask advice on how to drive for nearly every one of them.

    A long day at the wheel. And a long one on the air.

    Eldo828, the worst of it were the two rest areas east of the ‘dillo at MM 130. Eight (8) in five miles. Either side of that 3,000’ ridge. Sheet-ice.

    Y’all can put out a sign on the EB downslope, make it official: “Gupta Gorge”.

    The related brainiacs were panicking and pulling off on exit ramps to park the rest of the way to Shamrock. Oughter be fun tomorrow trying to climb those slopes to the crossover . . . and make it back down the other side given the worsening forecast.

    But really cool wreck was the guy WHO JUMPED A HILL with tractor and trailer on the WB side just west of the EB rest area. That kept us talking all the way into Oklahoma (makes my day the Erick Scale is closed).

    Evel Kneivals Great-Nephew.

    Think I’m not leaving the big rest area till two hours past sunrise. Down here at a cozy 2,000’ feet after a day mainly above 6,000’.

    Boys, there ain’t nothing like a nice long grunt in a 20F portable shitter after a day like that.

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  6. Handy Andy

    Handy Andy Do Your Research First, Then Decide...

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    You know, there are not too many Graphics out there to display that concept...

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    Because there nothing much that can come close...
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  7. Eldorado828

    Eldorado828 8-2-8 in the Lonestar State

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    Glad you made it safe across this blizzard part of the country. Things are worse today, wrecks, power lines down and the ice is several inches thick on most roads with several closed down. The company won't let us drive in it so for the time being it's at the house not making any money. They're calling for more ice and snow and not clearing out until Friday so by then I'll be like a dog out of his kennel when I hit that gate grabbing gears.

    Keep America moving but stay safe in doing so Slowmover
     
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    Slowmover Supporting Member

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    I’m taking my SLOW time this morning.
    5-hours over 10-hour break.
    Let the early birds prep the road.

    Word is from here to OKC is the same (stay right lane).
    East of city, supposed to be better.

    I’ll aim at Joplin, MO. Not many miles but good enough.
    MO hills on IH44 need another day of warmth.

    Radio is pretty quiet as Ive had leisurely breakfast.
    Break out winter clothing, etc.

    Glad now I didn’t stop at Amarillo. Took an extra hour to get this far due to worsened conditions.

    Keeping 21,000 of America’s beer cans safe.

    Edit: Down to 1500’ at Clinton. Snow, not ice. Dirty, but easy. 32F at 1115.

    Thx

    .
     
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  9. Rwb

    Rwb Sr. Member

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    fo yo info its decent in mo.remember im bout 35 miles northeast o the i44 at state line area
     
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  10. Slowmover

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    Right pleasant in Joplin tonight. Just above freezing with rain.
    That’s an improvement over yesterday.

    Another long day on the CB. Took 2.5-hrs to get to El Reno (metro OKC) today at 117-miles. Didn’t get above 45-mph.

    So much ice on truck when I stopped for fuel (started clean after a brush-off) truck engine was starting to overheat and couldn’t any longer TX on CB.

    Elevation and road condition correlated.

    1500’? Great!

    2000’? Crawl

    3000’? You’re screwed.

    Told westbound they MIGHT make it to Shamrock, TX at 2,000’ before starting the climb to the ridge. Super Truckers pooh-poohed that. So I asked if they’d seen any eastbound traffic?

    Went silent on that one, they did.

    And had they seen ANY plows working the east side? (No). Maybe oughta pullover before Sayre and the Flying J as that’s THE LAST TRUCKSTOP before Armadillo (of any size).

    Oklahoma is happy to see you leave. And making it easy. (Ha!)

    I travelled pretty much all by myself for that 2.5 hours. No other eastbound cars or trucks except the occasional one till almost arrived.

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  11. Slowmover

    Slowmover Supporting Member

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    The take-away of the above wasn’t about the weather.

    It’s in dealing with difficult situations encountered.

    One needn’t be mobile; except, that’s where appropriate experience is gained in a real time environment.

    Decisions to be made based partly or wholly on intelligence-received.

    Now.

    (CB Revival).

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  12. Rwb

    Rwb Sr. Member

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    And today at 630 am till715 am several locals chatted on 31 am.i joined in. Hope this is a seeding for big crop on cb radio
     
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  13. Slowmover

    Slowmover Supporting Member

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    Where a scanner is ALSO useful.
     
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  14. Rwb

    Rwb Sr. Member

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    radioshack pro 75 is on lots
     
  15. Rwb

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    radioshack pro 75 is on lots
     
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