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Old 03-10-2012, 08:45 AM
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Default Gen. Lee: Where to buy?


I used the Search function here and it didn't provide much; Same with a Google Search.

All I found from Google is loads of shops selling them at various prices, some shops 'providing tuning/aligning/peaking,' etc.

I'm a Trucker and my company forbids linears in their trucks, so I'll be running it barefoot. I want the radio to be a good talker, alas, I have zero knowledge about doing any mods myself, and would much rather leave that to a qualified Tech.

Can anyone direct me to a reputable shop/seller of a new General Lee?

Also, I see the Lee's 10Khz switch has been dropped in favor of a Bright/Dim switch. I find this very odd. I would like to have access to the "A" channels as I have other friends that are drivers and when conditions permit, we shoot skip to each other across country on the "A" channels.

It would make much more sense to me to have the Bright/Dim switch set to Dim and defeated, then have it converted to the 10Khz switch. Possibly someone here could recommend a good Tech to do this mod as well(?)

Thanks in advance, Brew.


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Best price I've seen on the Lee lately is cbradiosplus.com. I think they're in California.

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Best price I've seen on the Lee lately is cbradiosplus.com. I think they're in California.
Thanks! have you had in any past dealings with this store?

In my researching here and elsewhere, there seem to be a number of shops that, for lack of better term, butcher the radio with crazy mods before they ship it out.

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From what I see, the General Washington still has the 10Khz switch. I've emailed CBradiosplus to see if they still have this model in stock.

From what I've read, the Lee and the Washington, besides a different faceplate are the same radio.

If so, I'm defintely going with the General Washington.

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Sparkys CB Shack. I reluctantly bought an Export radio being a Cobra 148/Grant XL user and got it from Sparky. I think the high/low power switch on these radios suck so I had them put a pot on the bottom cover to vary the key from 0-15 watts. Radio with the echo on is about as loud as my 148s and without the echo, still a loud radio without that phoney echo sound.
Of course I paid a little extra for the addition of the variable but for $190.00 + shipping tuned and aligned is a great price and they do excellent work.
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Sparkys cb shack sucks never get a radio from them!!!!

go with Bobs cb or DTB Radio

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I have to agree with Psycho..I'm currently running a Connex 3300HP from Sparky's CB Shack for about 2 months, and have gotten good reports from other drivers and even a few of the local base station operators. I also have a couple of radios (Uniden 78 & Cobra 146) from Clays Radio Shop. Haven't had trouble with either shop's work, but Sparky's usually has better prices.

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I have to agree with Psycho..I'm currently running a Connex 3300HP from Sparky's CB Shack for about 2 months, and have gotten good reports from other drivers and even a few of the local base station operators. I also have a couple of radios (Uniden 78 & Cobra 146) from Clays Radio Shop. Haven't had trouble with either shop's work, but Sparky's usually has better prices.

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