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Clean tune of CB radio?

jbhunt04

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May 12, 2019
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Is there anyone around much that does good clean stock tunes to cb radios these days? Mainly the older ones.
 

KB4MSZ

Billy
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Tampa, Florida
I had a really talented technician who worked on both my CB and Ham gear in the mid 80's. This guy turned a Siltronics 1011 into a stable and clean radio. One afternoon I went by his place with a FT-101E I wanted him to go through and bring back into new operational shape. Upon knocking on his door his wife opened it and informed me that he had passed away just hours after I left two weeks before. She later gave me several hundred Sam's manuals for the CB radio market. I can't figure out what the heck I did with them, they are all missing. I feel for you.
 

Gniederb

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WV
Is there anyone around much that does good clean stock tunes to cb radios these days? Mainly the older ones.
I know a ham cb guy with decades of experience who is a downright magician if you ever go through WV. But his business is very old school, does things the Americana way, so if you can't drop your stuff off there's not really another option. But he does great work the first time using top quality parts and equipment and stands behind his work. If you ever go down 77 in WV and stop in at the liberty truck stop in mineral Wells, his shop is beside it.
 

fourwd1

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Baltimore, MD
I had a really talented technician who worked on both my CB and Ham gear in the mid 80's. This guy turned a Siltronics 1011 into a stable and clean radio. One afternoon I went by his place with a FT-101E
Wow
Those are 2 great old school rigs
 

KANE4109

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Deer Park, TX
This is not....repeat NOT a complaint.....

I have emailed him two or three times...
My son emailed him to see about getting a radio fixed
He has never answered.

I think he is probably "busy as a one legged man in a tail kicking contest".
Love his work, like his on the air personality....
I just think he has to use rules on what emails he answers to keep his schedule going.....
Can't blame him for having work to do!!!! :)
 
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This is not....repeat NOT a complaint.....

I have emailed him two or three times...
My son emailed him to see about getting a radio fixed
He has never answered.

I think he is probably "busy as a one legged man in a tail kicking contest".
Love his work, like his on the air personality....
I just think he has to use rules on what emails he answers to keep his schedule going.....
Can't blame him for having work to do!!!! :)
I get it. He's just about the only well known golden screwdriver type that understands what causes a lot of golden screwdriver related problems.
 
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Molena, Ga
The man is very busy he is not taking any new repairs.. He WILL NOT answer any new emails until further notice.... He is snowed under... I will not answer any question on this matter....
 
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rbomba

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Oct 10, 2010
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Mikes Radio Repair, I believe has gone silent. He was very good and hooked me up real well on a 980. You can check out his older videos on You Tube. Also check out Snake Radio Customs (via YouTube). I believe his contact info is on his channel. Some people don't like him or his work, but I didn't have any issues using him. He even has a live stream of his work on his website, which is a fairly transparent way of doing business.

But again, like any service provider, some like him, others don't.

Good luck...
 
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