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Old 12-21-2009, 01:59 PM
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I need to further my education on working on CB radios. I may be a Ham; but figure I need to have a simpler understanding of radios and how they work just to get a better understanding of the far more complex Ham radios.

What I need to find, is a really decent book that can give me an on-hands approach to working on some CB's that I have - that can also give me some solid advice and insights into radios.

Anybody have their own collection? Which book taught you the most - w/o being an outright engineers book. I need this book so I can fix some radios I have - so it needs to work both ways...
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List of CB Radio Books: Screwdriver Expert's Guide, PLL Data Book, Understanding

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Did you check the links I posted here?

Wanna become a Ham? Check this...

The NEETs series was generated by the Navy to help electronic technicians who work on radio communication and navigation electronics do their job. So there is some very good practical, hands-on, troubleshooting information there.

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ROB -

In my opiniom, "UNDERSTANDING AND REPAIRING CB RADIOS for the Professional Technician," by Lou Franklin is the best book out there. Easy to read and understand. It was writen about 20 years ago, so it's kinda dated, but it's still applicable. Basic CBs haven't changed that much in the past 20 years anyway.
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In my opiniom, "UNDERSTANDING AND REPAIRING CB RADIOS for the Professional Technician," by Lou Franklin is the best book out there. Easy to read and understand. It was writen about 20 years ago, so it's kinda dated, but it's still applicable. Basic CBs haven't changed that much in the past 20 years anyway.
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I'd start with this one also. I have it and a lot / most of the material still applies. That suggestion by Ken on the Navy NEET series is a good one also. I didn't find out about that stuff until after I had bought a few books, but I wish I had found it earlier.

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Rob,

The publications by Lou Franklin are good. I am a retired Navy veteran and can personally vouch for the excellent Navy electronics program, to include the NEETS series which is a great way to learn or refresh your knowledge of electricity and electronics. There are several places on the internet where these pdf files can be found free of charge. I just found a new location after a quick search.

Free electronics course - NEETS

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I ordered the "Screwdriver Experts Guide to Peaking Out and Repairing CB Radios" by Lou Franklin/used from Amazon for $24 including shipping. I did some online reading, and found it to be the starter book - so to speak. I am also reading the NEET manual and have it bookmarked.
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Start with the Understanding & Repairing CB Radios and other books by Lou Franklin. The CB Pll Data book is a must have as well... learn to actually understand what you are doing and you will go much much further.

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