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Which CB Shops are still accepting mail-in repairs?

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by Unit 194, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. Unit 194

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    Bells CB, Bob's CB Radio and DTB Radio are no longer accepting mail-in repairs. So who's left?

    Any suggestions for a reputable and qualified CB repair shop?


     

  2. kaos513

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    try "no name amps"
     
  3. codeman

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    I believe Clay's cb shop in San Antonio takes repairs. Seems to be very busy though.
     
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    Also try Doug's Custom CB shop, Key CB shop, or possibly Fine Tune CB shop that rabbiporkchop has been endorsing. And I know there are a couple out west that are supposed to be good. Also could try one of the forum techs. Someone might have time to work on some radios. Maybe someone like Exit 13 or similar. Not sure he is taking radios currently, but he might be able to guide you in the right direction as well. There are other techs on the forum, just not sure who works on radios for others as in being a customer, not a friends radio or such. Time is most people's enemy here on the forum, I beleive that was the issue with Exit 13, no time! Working gets in the way of radio time LOL!! At any rate, hope you find someone that is good and doesn't have a closet full of bad bones, or a bad rep for overpricing or just doing plain out shi**y work. JMHO. Good luck and again hope you find someone. Check the CB list of known decent shops as well as the whitelist. Google does help some. Just type in best CB shops. Have a good day.
     
  5. Unit 194

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    Isn't Fine Tune CB shop the shop with no permanent
    mailing address?

    Thank you very much for all the suggestions.
     
  6. w9cll

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    Might be better off just buying a new radio
     
  7. Unit 194

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    And then what do I do when that radio needs service, buy another new radio? LOL
     
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    well yeah,.... doesn't everyone? [​IMG]
     
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    yes! Or learn to fix them yourself.
     
  10. Unit 194

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    I wish I had the patience and the know how to fix them myself. Especially when reputable and qualified CB techs seems to be a dying breed.
     
  11. kaos513

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    I learned how to fix my own radios im still learning i studied alot of schematics from the intrrnet,i made this my hobby.also equipment is expensive but worth it.
     
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    I find working on radios relaxing and challenges the mind. If I get overwhelmed then I take a break and research more on the internet.
    Once you get started with things you may find it enjoyable...
     
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    Try Trucks cb sales..not sure info..outta Kentucky..videos on you tube
     
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    That's one of those "pay your money and take your chances" things. I have radios that are at least a dozen years old and one that is 30+ years old and have never needed servicing except I needed to tweak the speech processor in the 30+ year old Kenwood as it was affecting the frequency response of my audio. One of the big reasons a lot of radios need servicing is due to the mods they have done too them. I think that is what fourstringburn may have been referring to with his comment. Leave a radio stock and it will likely last a lifetime.
     
  15. Unit 194

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    Over the years I have had several older stock CB radios that needed cap replacements, alignment, meter replacement and various other service issues. Sometimes I think it's just the luck of the draw.
     

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