Wow, 10 watt amplifiers for radio phones, I have never seen those . I will tell you what a friend of mine did when mobile phones first came out. Back then it was just 2 carriers, GTE MobilNet and Cellular One.^ last time I was at HSC, They had boxes of new 10W Wilson amplifiers for the 976MHz cell spectrum, cheap.
I'd deffinately want to be inside a car for shielding from that though.
Don't remember XERB, although XE is the prefix for Mexican Ham Ops these days.
He put a 10 watt lineir on his Cellular One TDMA phone, that is when they were all 3 watts. He thought he was slick, but had trouble with his idea. He told me that the repeaters back then would monitor the signal strength of the received signal and then adjust the output accordingly. By him hitting the repeater with 10 watts, it thought that the user was right next to the tower and would send out a very weak signal so as to not over modulate. So his plan backfired.
Do you remember the old VHF marine radiotelephone systems, like the transmitter in Bolinas (KPH). We used to listen to ship to shore telephone conversations as kids, sometimes some very intimate talks between couples.
I wonder if they still use the old RMTS (Rural Mobile Telephone Service) in more remote areas of this country ?
Maybe you are younger than I thought CB, I thought everyone knew about the Wolfman Jack on XERB.