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Did I hear somebody callin' for the "Phantom"?...
That break out there for "Phantom" 10-28...
That breaker for the "Phantom", I'm 10-1 on this end. 10-9.
I'm still 10-1 here, 10-27 to channel 28 for 10-71.
10-50 channel 28, how 'bout that unit out there callin' the Phantom?
Yeah, 10-4 I'm 10-2 now. What's your 10-20?

If the above seems like gobbledy-gook to you, then here is a list of the 10 codes used and more!

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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 pick up at
10-17 = Urgent business
10-18 = Anything for us?
10-19 = Nothing for you, return to base
10-20 = My location is
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
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
10-34 = Trouble at this station
10-35 = Confidential information
10-36  = Correct time is
10-37  = Wrecker needed at
10-38  = Ambulance needed at
10-39  = Your message delivered
10-41  = Please turn to channel
10-42  = Traffic accident at
10-43  = Traffic tie up at
10-44  = I have a message for you
10-45  = All units within range please report
10-50  = Break channel
10-60  = What is next message number?
10-62  = Unable to copy, use phone
10-63  = Net directed to
10-64  = Net clear
10-65  = Awaiting your next message/assignment
10-67  = All units comply
10-70  = Fire at
10-71  = Proceed with transmission in sequence
10-77  = Negative contact
10-81  = Reserve hotel room fo
10-82  = Reserve room for
10-84  = My telephone number is
10-85  = My address is
10-91  = Talk closer to the mike
10-93  = Check my frequency on this channel
10-94  = Please give me a long count
10-99  = Mission completed, all units secure
10-200 = Police needed at

Q-codes
These are the "Q" codes that are used when talking on Single Side Band (SSB).

CQ = General Call
QSA = What is the signal strength?
QRG = Tell me exact frequency
QSB = Are my signals fading?
QRH = Does frequency vary?
QSD = Is my keying defective?
QRI = How is tone of transmission?
QSG = Send... message at one time
QRK = Readability of signal is
QSL = Acknowledge receipt
QRL = Are you busy? I am busy
QSM = Repeat last message
QRM = Manmade interference
QSO = Communicate direct or via relay
QRN = Static
QSP = Will you relay to...?
QRO = Increase power
QSV = Send series of V's
QRP = Decrease power
QSW = Will you send on this frequency?
QRQ = Send faster
QSX = Shall I switch to another frequency?
QRS = Send slower
QSY = Switching frequencies
QRT = Stop sending
QSZ = Send each group twice
QRU = Do you have anything for me?
QTA = Cancel message
QRV = Are you ready? I am ready
QTB = Do you agree with number of words?
QRW = I am calling on... frequency
QTC = How many messages to you have to send?
QRX = What is the next schedule?
QTH = Location
QRZ = Who is calling?
QTR = Exact time

Truck Driver Jargon

These are some of the words and terms you will hear truck drivers use while traveling America's highways.
 Back door  = last vehicle in a convoy
Barefoot  = running a CB radio without a linear
Bear  = law enforcement officer
Bear bait  = wreckless driver / speeder
Bear cave / bear den  = police station
Bear in the air  = police using aircraft / helicopter
Beat the bushes  = watch for speed traps (lead vehicle)
Beaver  = female
Big wheel  = the boss
Bird dog  = radar detector (fuzzbuster)
Black & white  = Texas state trooper
Blowing the windows out  = your signal is loud
Bobtail  = a truck without a trailer
Bounce around  = to pass in a hurry
Bull hauler  = a driver hauling cattle
Camera  = police radar gun
Candyman  = FCC inspector
Cash box  = toll booth
Catch you on the flip  = see you on the return trip
Chain gang  = a CB radio club
Chicken coop  = weigh station
Chicken inspector  = weigh station inspector
Christmas lights  = red & blue lights on a police car
City kitty  = local police officer
Come back  = repeat what you just said
Come on  = your turn to talk
County mounty  = county police officer
Counting chickens  = weighing trucks (at a weigh station)
Customer  = someone pulled over by a police officer
Double-nickel  = 55 MPH
Driver  = truck driver
Draggin' wagon  = tow truck
Drop the hammer  = speed up
Evil Knievel  = police officer on motorcycle
Eye in the sky  = police aircraft/helicopter
Feed the bears  = pay your traffic ticket
Flip  = return trip
Flip-flop  = U-turn
Footwarmer  = linear amplifier or modulator for CB radio
Four wheeler  = passenger car / pickup truck
Front door  = the lead vehicle in a convoy
Full-grown  = state trooper
Georgia overdrive  = neutral gear
Got your ears on?  = Is your CB radio on?
Hammer  = accelerator pedal
Hammer lane  = the fast lane
Hand  = truck driver
Kojak with a Kodak  = police officer with a radar gun
Land line / Double L  = telephone
Local yokel  = municipal police officer
Lot lizard  = working girl (found in truckstop parking lots)
Mama bear  = female police officer
Meat wagon  = ambulance
Minding my business  = driving legally (not speeding, etc)
Negatory  = no
Plain white wrapper  = unmarked police car painted white
Rocking chair  = middle vehicle in a convoy
Seat cover  = female (usually young & good-looking)
Six pack  = straight truck / delivery van (usually has 6 wheels)
Smokey  = police officer
Smokey bear  = police officer
Suicide jockey  = driver hauling explosives
Taking pictures  = shooting radar (police officer)
 


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