Radios

 

 

Any sort of CB tribute would not be complete without mentioning the equipment that we all used to put those signals out over the air. The radios which belonged to the people I knew, ran the gamut from Walkie-Talkies, to rinky-dink, battered up old 6 channel tube rigs, to shiny, new top of the line 23(and later 40) channel SSB base sets. This page pays homage to those CB rigs which were popular with the people in my local area during the 1970's and later. This list is by no means a complete representation of all the major radio models in use at the time. Rather, this list showcases those radios which I, my friends, and other local people I knew used, along with a few dream rigs thrown in.

 As I continue my vintage radio acquisition, examples of many of these rigs have slowly managed to find a home in my growing personal vintage CB collection. 

 

Click on the thumbnail for a larger picture and a brief review.

 

 

These are Walkie-Talkies:

tokai.jpg (19799 bytes)  13-428.jpg (13282 bytes)  trc25.jpg (9583 bytes) trc99c.jpg (25519 bytes)  13-700.jpg (46428 bytes)  rover1500.jpg (46254 bytes)  ha310a.jpg (12179 bytes)  ha240.jpg (18351 bytes)  trc210.jpg (23429 bytes)  trc226.jpg (12226 bytes)

 

 

These are less than 23 channel radios:

1969_Searsbasestation_small.jpg (22531 bytes) lunchbox.jpg (28606 bytes) utica27.jpg (35183 bytes) trc11.jpg (8006 bytes)

 

 

These are 23 channel base radios:

13-885.jpg (37080 bytes) 13-898.jpg (22310 bytes) royce640.jpg (38393 bytes) cobra135.jpg (48320 bytes) 623.jpg (44116 bytes) tramd201.jpg (31654 bytes) browningeagle.jpg (27730 bytes) console2.jpg (51243 bytes)

simba.jpg (71696 bytes) trc48.jpg (7225 bytes) trinidad.jpg (39858 bytes) trc30a.jpg (15374 bytes) cam89.jpg (23400 bytes) comstat25.jpg (42146 bytes) telsat1023.jpg (16892 bytes)

 

 

These are 23 channel mobile radios:

ssb50.jpg (50288 bytes) tramxl5.jpg (23888 bytes) trc47.jpg (39188 bytes)sidebander2.jpg (17892 bytes) tramd60.jpg (20874 bytes) 13-895.jpg (18147 bytes)

pace223.jpg (9793 bytes) cortez.jpg (32777 bytes) trc152.jpg (42080 bytes)

 

 

These are 40 channel Base radios:

telsatssb140.jpg (40733 bytes) trc458.jpg (27589 bytes) cobra139xlr.jpg (49317 bytes) cobra2000.jpg (37638 bytes) trc431.jpg (16717 bytes)

 

 

These are 40 channel mobile radios:

efj4740.jpg (19144 bytes) trc451.jpg (61715 bytes) 77-882.jpg (44799 bytes) mini40.jpg (40667 bytes)

 

 

These are "Export"-type mobile radios:

jackson.jpg (26505 bytes) ss360.jpg (36811 bytes)

 

 

These are "Ham" radios which were frequently used on CB:

ha410.jpg (33758 bytes) 1011d.jpg (19954 bytes) tempo1.jpg (25058 bytes) ft101.jpg (42803 bytes) ft757.jpg (37495 bytes) hr2510.jpg (65671 bytes) rci2950.jpg (63142 bytes)

 

 

Click here for a list of all the CB radios that I've owned over the years

 

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