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A Brief History of CB Radios (Part One)

Citizens Band (CB) radio is found in many countries, used by many people for many different reasons! This form of communication has a rich history behind it, and in this article, we’ll go over the development of CB radio into what it is today

In the United States, CB radio began service in 1945 and while being regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), CB radio primarily served farmers and the Coast Guard. During this time, these radios operated on the 460-470 MHz band, that is until 1958 when a new service class was created on 27 MHz, beginning the more commonly known Citizen Band. During this time, CB radio was still fairly niche, but by the end of the 1960’s with advancement in tech allowing the price to lower and radio systems becoming lighter and more accessible, it became much more popular.  

In the 60’s CB radio was used by small businesses, truck drivers, and many hobbyists banded together, forming a CB community with its own slang, developing with other communication terms such as the 10 code used by law enforcement.  

We hope you found this history of the CB radio system interesting and let you appreciate your radio system a little bit more! At CB Radio Supply, we are here for all your radio needs and offer a wide range of customer service! Our free domestic US shipping and hassle-free returns is our guarantee you’ll be satisfied with your choices. Give us a call to speak with our expert staff today!  

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