You probably have come across the mysterious abbreviation “CB” already. CB denotes “Citizens Band”, a radio frequency of 27 MHz. There is a large number of CB clubs all over the world nowadays. Actually no one is able to find out the exact figures. The situation with CB clubs reminds the situation with the internet sites. Today there may exist more than a hundred of functioning web sites, tomorrow there might remain only two of them working properly. The CB clubs may appear and develop in various ways. Some of them are created according to the principle of national unity, for instance only for Belgians, another may unite the people of one and the same profession, surgeons, for example. A vast amount of these clubs have the commercial goals and usually possesses pompous names with the obligatory “World’s” or “International”.
It’s rather difficult to join these clubs if you don’t meet the necessary parameters and requirements. For example if you are from France you have a single chance from a hundred to join the CB club for Norwegian citizens. If you still manage to acquire the membership you still won’t use all the perks and advantages offered. The situation with the professional CB clubs is the similar one. If a certain CB club is organized for bus drivers you have little chance to join it if you drive a tram. But if you are a bus diver even from Cameroon you will have the absolute right to become a full member of the club.
Each CB club has its strict systematized hierarchy, membership fees, free and paid services and materials, such as souvenirs, T-shirts, badges and other brick-a-bracks. The significant amounts of money are usually spent on festivals and annual celebrations organization. The CB clubs also provide the QSL cards for their VIP members which give them the access for the full range of offers and perks.