Well, as I reported a few posts down, apparently the Valor 1200 "Big Bubba" was no longer available. Insomnia, Kona coffee and the desire to poke around the Internet led me to Sirio, who has brought it back to life (minus the "Big Bubba" tag) with a new name: The Sirio HP4000.
I think this will stick around for awhile with the name change, so there ya have it - an early morning update!
FUN FACT - 1975
In the first 17 days of November, in Toledo Ohio
there were 258 CB Radios, valued at nearly $54k stolen!