As a student and critic of chicken "Littles" and their tendency to pick at and de feather anybody in the coop who tells the truth, I conclude CB, often called the chicken band, is not that at all. Its the whole of HR bands.
Just look at how I am tar and feathered for stating a TRUTH any non HR person with intelligence, call them a shortwave listener, would come to in about three hours of monitoring every HR conversation.
Psychology says this not unexpected human behavior.
1. humans tend to be in denial about themselves. Self knowledge very hard pill to swallow.
2. HR is a conservative old grumpy hobby, it has these things in common.
(a) Over whelming male dominated, conservative, traditional ignorance accepted
(b) little tolerance for non traditional opinions, especially those scientifically demonstrated
Example: Atheism or agnostics, sexual things generally, children except in a mawkish way, politics outside of the indoctrinated conservative mouth and puff ( hence hatred of Obama without any substantive explanation) other than his skin color and they keep that quite except on 3.860.
(c) a typical problem with face to face debates or social issues, rather like the "mich " as opposed to face to face
(d) tendency to enjoy glory days with old museum gear that glow in the dark as opposed to new technogy
These things an unbiased shortwave listener, non indoctrinated would conclude.
Sorry guys, you are not all wet, just dry, very , ;Dvery dry.