My Aunt married a former RAF radioman after WWII and he was BIG into ham radio. As far back as I can remember I was awed at the sheer amount and size of equipment in his basement. At age 10 or so, (1970), he gave me my first radio - A Mosley CM-1 ham bands only receiver. I got my first CB in 1974 - A brandy-new Lafayette Telsat 925 with a Hy-Gain CLR2 Ground plane on the vent pipe. Got my ham ticket in 1979 and I enjoy both ham and CB, but gotta admit, CB is still my fav! Wow - Memories!
I liked those old 925's.
Lafayette made some nice looking bases. I had a paper route and mowed 4 lawns each summer, shoveled snow in the winter, scrounged for car batteries to recycle. Decent CB crap back then was big bucks. Course...I had the young ladies to chase. I hid my nerdness.