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n9mxq

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Lets start a thread about people that would be willing to help others install radios, scanners, and antennas..

I'm open for my area.. mobile or base...

Anyone else???

Those looking for help must remember that not everyone works for free...

In my case... I work for grilled beef :lol:

Any chance of a mod or admin makin this sticky if it takes off???
 

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Not a bad idea, but from what I can tell from users here might be too few and far between, but for the sake of discussion, I can help in central Nebraska, but only on weekends and if the work is not outside of 100 miles or so.
Ryan
 

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But you always have the lurkers who read and never post. People looking for install hints...

I found this board via Google, I'm sure others have too, I just stuck around...:D
 

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Just a thought.

When you start doing work for other people you open your self up to a situation of being held liable if anything were to go wrong. Radio shops hold insurance policy's and write contracts that protect them (and the customer) if anything were to go wrong even down the road due to their install. A person doing the work on the side would not have such protection (unless you had a shop of course)

I know that sounds paranoid but just something to think about before helping someone out.
 

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I have been working part time for a large public safety installation shop for over 10 years. I do the occasional side job for people but that is only spread by word of mouth and reputation.

That being said. A experenced installer who does his work according to manufacturers spec and fuses equipment at the rated amps. Should not have any issues. There are plenty of hacks in this business and friend of a friend who put a stereo in his sisters car so he can install a full communications package.

Ive fixed plenty of " the other guys" disasters.
 

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I would help out also in New Jersey but limited time. Have background in installations having worked for a Motorola shop. I also do occasional installs for people I know
did installs for undercover vehicles,fire trucks . Would specialize in scanners, antennas, emergency lighting, and sirens. But like its been mention before, liability is the key word.
 

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FFPM571 said:
I have been working part time for a large public safety installation shop for over 10 years. I do the occasional side job for people but that is only spread by word of mouth and reputation.

That being said. A experenced installer who does his work according to manufacturers spec and fuses equipment at the rated amps. Should not have any issues. There are plenty of hacks in this business and friend of a friend who put a stereo in his sisters car so he can install a full communications package.

Ive fixed plenty of " the other guys" disasters.
How about a county fire engine that a friend who was a volunteer fireman and I fixed gratis..

Passenger floorboard had exposed wires, all sorts of hazards.

When we were done we had REMOVED 17 YARDS of un-needed wiring, fixed 2 flashlight chargers that were "dead" and had all the lights working the way they were supposed to.. and the install was done by a "professional shop"...

And I'm secure enough in my skills that I'm not afraid of my work going out in the real world. I've hundreds of installs out there roaming the real world...
 

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I'm available in Little River,SC (Horry County or surrounding area) - have all the tools to do most installs !!
 
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