CB Radio – the big switch 1981

Dave Nattress… In 1981 I was traveling the country for work every mile of every motorway – England, Scotland, Wales. Contracts Manager for a construction company. One of my colleagues said try a CB radio. At first I scoffed at the idea – Good Buddy 10.4 and all that but I got one fitted in the car and TBH it was great fun and on the super-slabs (M Ways), it was a great help finding out where hold-up’s were and where the “bears” were sitting nicking speeders. I did get nicked for speeding on Motorways twice, but occupational hazard – well if you exceed the speed limit that is! Used to catch up with the company truckers and delivery drivers for breakfast at Toddington M1 North at about 07.00 (out of Bexhill before 04.00 hours), straight through London back then, M25 was just a few isolated bits. Great stuff tuned to the truckers mobile channel 19! Does anyone still use CB’s?

Mike Waghorne… Great fun on AM rigs in the early 80’s

Head On – Tony Qunta & Mark Thirsk in action


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supplied by  Tony Qunta

Phil Gill…..Great pictures. Nice to see that Roland guitar again, Tone – and young Mark Thirsk.

Andy Qunta….Wow, now you’re talking! Tone, Mark & the Roland guitar synth! Great times!

Pete Fisher….wow!

Tony Qunta….Used to love all that guitar synth shennanigans!

Martyn mh… Played with Mark in his first band Hi way on bass in 1972 -4 fantastic guy.

Andy Qunta… Hi MARTYN MH, I think this might be a different Mark. The Mark that played in Head On would have been 15 and still living in Leeds in ‘72.