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Old 06-11-2012, 5:46 PM
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Default CB shop in O'Fallon Il.

Anybody know of a good shop in or near O'Fallon Illinois? For a better reference, I'm about 30 minutes East of St Louis.

Hooked up a Cobra 29 LX to my 2006 F150.. Using a Lil Will.

Should I just go buy an SWR meter... or get it tuned at a shop?
I keep reading that the CB meter isn't that accurate.
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Old 06-11-2012, 6:21 PM
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Default DIY, save a little money, but gives you some experience.

Radio Shack may still have an VSWR meter. If so, you can use it to tune the antenna. And true, normally the VSWR meters built into the CBs are not that accurate. If you decide to go that route, but don't know how to connect and tune the antenna, just post here in the CB forum like you did and ask away. We will give you plenty of info in how to do it. HTH you.
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Old 06-11-2012, 6:26 PM
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only guy in the area is in Vandalia, Bob's Radio repair (618) 428-3768. really good guy to deal with
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