In 1981 I began my fascination with radio, most any kind of radio. I have been a licensed Ham Radio guy since the early 1990’s I think, but began the hobby on the 11 metre band, commonly called Citizens Band radio.I purchased this CB at least one year ago and have barely used it. Today I stuffed it in the truck and made a few transmissions with it. I knew the rig still worked, but I was really surprised to chat with a guy many miles east of my location, on the fifteen freeway along the Vegas Strip. Ham Radio is still better!