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crystals for citizens band radio

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Dawn

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You'd be better off going to Ebay and buying crystals for CB's there. Virtually any time you check over there, someone is selling the blue blister packed Radio Shack NOS crystal pairs. I bought a pair about a year ago for from a guy that had most of the 40 channel pairs available for $5. I doubt you can order a pair from a crystal company for that amount. I checked around the last year for buying mixer loop crystals to convert some 40 channel units to 10 meters. The prices for crystals were outrageous. Most of these companies don't even want to bother with you unless you purchase a batch order of the same frequency crystals and same holder. I used to deal with Jan a lot years ago. They were dependable, but not very flexible. If they didn't have any info on a rock, they wouldn't do it. You couldn't send them a sample crystal or a schematic and expect them to correlate specs from it like you could from Sentry or International. If Bowmar is still around, they were good and reasonable as was Marden. Most all CB crystals were the same and similar holder capacity and resonance, with the rx being .455 offset and virtually anything solid state was in a HC/25U holder. You shouldn't have any problem finding crystals.

Oh, just a thought, check online for Ken's Electronics. I still think he's in business. He was still selling loose CB crystals last time I checked.

Yup, still around, here's the link. You probably would do better on Ebay with postage included.

CB & Amateur Ham Radio crystal frequency list at Ken's Electronics, (Wholesale & Retail Electronic Parts) Kalamazoo, Michigan
 

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CB crystals

I have purchased many things from Ken's. He has an amazing amount of old parts. If you order from one of the few companies such as JAN, a pair can easily cost more than a new synthesized radio.
 

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Sorry about this gang, this is totally OT, but

Dude? Your nickname... Are you an LDS Marriage Counselor? LOL LMBO hehehe sorry, I couldn't resist :p
 
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