If they annoyed you, then you took them personally. But that was not the intention. I never said nor implied that all CB'ers are evil or bad people. Only the one who fits the category jumped in with the ignorance of that stupidity. And I never said that changes in the testing made it worse. I said the test was too easy and always has been. This thread asked about an IQ test for ham radio. If you didn't think there was a growing problem with idiots on the ham bands, you wouldn't have suggested it. I am old enough to remember back to the 1960's when CB was still a good and well run band. Lots of families used it together. It was friendly and fun. We had call signs and followed (Usually) the rules. Over the years I made a lot of good friends on CB. Many of them still keep in touch even though we have all grown up, moved away made new friends.... In the 70's during the oil embargo, the truckers went on strike and got CB radios for their trucks. None of them gave a rats butt about the rules, they never got licenses, they cursed like drunken sailors, they were abusive.....they became the new model of CB radio. Mentioning CB to anyone gave them an instant picture of truckers. In just a few short years, everyone got a CB. No one applied for the licenses and used them illegally. Then export radios took over the market with illegal power, illegal frequencies that are assigned to other services, unfiltered linears that bleed the entire band, people who think they own channels, people who think they know everything there is to know about radio, constant cursing.... blah blah blah....in other words, the CB mentality. In just 15 years, CB went from a family friendly band to the illegally abused X rated waste land it is today. Many hams who got their start in CB years ago have left that band to get away from this abuse. Don't misunderstand me. I don't think that all of the problem people on ham radio are from CB alone. And there are still many good guys on CB. But they are becoming a rare breed these days. But the same exact trend is starting to infest the ham bands with people who have no respect for the hobby or it's rules. Yes there have always been, and will always be idiots in every radio service. But CB was once what ham radio is today, and the total abuse of the rules and protocols of CB that destroyed that band, is now starting to rear it's ugly face on ham radio, and doing the same thing again but to the ham bands. And it's getting much worse and very quickly. This is the trash I refer to when talking about the idiots on CB. Not the guys who don't do this. My closest friend on ham radio and I first met on CB many years ago. When we migrated to ham radio, we learned the rules and protocols. And we abide by them and respect them. Is that too much to expect from anyone who becomes a licensed ham? We're not talking rocket science here. We are talking about simple honest respect. This is a concept that far too many CB'ers do not comprehend. OK. "Apartment boy" (that's just funny) is down off his soapbox now.