Saturday, February 26, 2022

Change Is Coming

Jackery 240

I spent much of the day trying to get in touch with my banker by phone. It was after 02:00pm before I found out that he will not be in until Thursday. I spent part of this day talking to the shop that will be putting a new motor in my van. I also called the towing company and rescheduled the tow for Thursday. And, finally, I called my son and told him he has until Thursday morning to find me a better deal on a car. 




Thursday, February 17, 2022

The Complete List of CB 10 codes

The Original Author Is Unknown. If I can find the original article I will include the author's name in this article. I copied this article, probably, 10+ years ago off of somewhere on the internet. If I knew the author I would gladly give him/her credit for his/her work. But, there are tons of these lists. Just google them. But, in today's media it sounds like people are starting to buy more and more (cb) citizens band radios. So, I thought this might help some people who are new to the airwaves. 


The Complete List of CB 10 codes

10-1 Receiving Poorly

10-2 Receiving Well

10-3 Stop Transmitting

10-4 Ok, Message Received

10-5 Relay Message

10-6 Busy, Stand By

10-7 Out of Service, Leaving Air

10-8 In Service, subject to call

10-9 Repeat Message

10-10 Transmission Completed, Standing By

10-11 Talking too Rapidly

10-12 Visitors Present

10-13 Advise weather/road conditions

10-16 Make Pickup at...

10-17 Urgent Business

10-18 Anything for us?

10-19 Nothing for you, return to base

10-20 My Location is ......... or What's your Location?

10-21 Call by Telephone

10-22 Report in Person to _____

10-23 Stand by

10-24 Completed last assignment

10-25 Can you Contact ______

10-26 Disregard Last Information/Cancel Last Message/Ignore

10-27 I am moving to Channel ___

10-28 Identify your station

10-29 Time is up for contact

10-30 Does not conform to FCC Rules

10-32 I will give you a radio check

10-33 Emergency Traffic at this station

10-34 Trouble at this station, help needed

10-35 Confidential Information

10-36 Correct Time is _____

10-38 Ambulance needed at _____

10-39 Your message delivered

10-41 Please tune to channel ___

10-42 Traffic Accident at _____

10-43 Traffic tie-up at _____

10-44 I have a message for you (or ____)

10-45 All units within range please report

10-50 Break Channel

10-62 Unable to copy, use phone

10-62sl unable to copy on AM, use Sideband Lower (not an official code)

10-62su unable to copy on AM, use Sideband Upper (not an official code)

10-65 Awaiting your next message/assignment

10-67 All units comply

10-70 Fire at _____

10-73 Speed Trap at _____

10-75 You are causing interference

10-77 Negative Contact

10-84 My telephone number is ____

10-85 My address is _____

10-91 Talk closer to the Mike

10-92 Your transmitter is out of adjustment

10-93 Check my frequency on this channel

10-94 Please give me a long count

10-95 Transmit dead carrier for 5 sec.

10-99 Mission completed, all units secure

10-100 Need to go to Bathroom

10-200 Police needed at _____

10 codes originated in the USA and are CB radio lingo mostly used in English-speaking countries. However, no matter which codes are used in your country, be aware that there are local dialects in every urban area and region. You have to listen to others to learn the phrases and codes in your area. And not everyone knows or uses 10-codes, so be prepared for some people to not understand you.

Be aware that the use of codes specifically to obscure the meaning of a transmission is probably illegal in most countries. The difference is these codes are well known and make communications shorter or more efficient and are normally allowed.



Wednesday, February 16, 2022

"Missing You" by Keith Birmingham

"Missing You", by Keith Birmingham
"Missing You" is a song I wrote in 2013 and did nothing with until I recorded it in 2016, and still have not found time to learn how to market the tune. Sometimes, but very seldom, I will post some of my music on Facebook and Twitter, but that is all of the marketing time I have.

Please take a few minutes to listen to this song. I would like to know if the lyrics are good enough to try to market to a professional singer or a publishing house. I have written about 100 songs. I think that at least 20 of them are good enough for working professionals to use. And, although I cannot brag about my singing I will say that I think I sing better than a lot of the would-be singers on the internet.


Sunday, February 13, 2022

On The Road Again, Maybe

First off, I want to say thanks to those who have donated to my GoFundMe. I plan to keep it going even though it is not nearly as active as I hoped it would be. But, in this economy, I guess it is par for the course.

Maybe I am finally getting things straight in my mind. I am thinking I will talk to my banker again soon, but I am leaning toward selling my beloved van. I may not even buy a car for a while. I am a much happier person when I am debt-free. What I do keep thinking about, even long before my van broke down, is trying to get my CDL back. Five years before I retired due to medical issues I remember my mindset was that I would be on the road until I died. The only hangup I will face is the medical cost for a stress test and sleep apnea test that I may have. It would be cost-prohibitive if I am required to take these two tests every three to six months. I do not think I will have any problem passing a regular DOT physical.

I will know a little more by the middle of next week, Meantime, I will contact my last employer to see if they may give me a pass on their requirement for driving in the last 18 months. I did work for them for my last 5 years of trucking averaging 165k miles per year.