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Cant find a radio repair person anywhere

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by groundwire, Oct 12, 2020.

  1. nomadradio

    nomadradio Analog Retentive

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    Think of a degree as a "license to learn". Won't necessarily teach you how to do something useful, but it should teach you how to learn something useful.



    73
     
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  2. Rwb

    Rwb Sr. Member

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    should but i know several who passed college with flying colors n cant screw a lite bub in n are over 55 years old.
    An educated man will study the problem n why it happened
    A smart man will try to discover a quick permanant fix for the problem
     
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  3. groundwire

    groundwire Sr. Member

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    Well i gave up. Everyone i contacted is not taking in repairs because they are backed up for at least 3 months or more so they say. Sooo, in the garbage it went. Now i gotta find another one that hopefully works properly this time. Oh well
     
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  4. Eldorado828

    Eldorado828 8-2-8 Amarillo Tx Standing By

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    Shoot, would have bought that radio from you how it is.
     
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  5. red97k1500

    red97k1500 Well-Known Member

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    It was still worth money lol.
    Edit: and it was from eBay, so it was probably at least 200 dollars shipped, I hope you didn’t really throw it away, and are just frustrated. What will you do if the next 148 gtl you buy has a problem with it? I’m not trying to be rude at all, but just about every radio I have bought online has had at least one minor problem with it.
     
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  6. groundwire

    groundwire Sr. Member

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    Lol, it was $200. Oh well. And yea i did toss it. I dont wanna deal with the whole placing an ad, pack it, ship it etc. Im just gonna buy new from now on. Used only if i can get it in person to check out first. I have been burned to many times already
     
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  7. ExitThirteen

    ExitThirteen Grumpy and Cranky

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    I'd take it on if I wasn't backed up 6-8 weeks out. The locals here keep me very busy with repairs and mods. :(


    ~Cheers~
     
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  8. OldTech03

    OldTech03 Sr. Member

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    I have around 150 units on the back burner and about 27 in the shop 2 weeks ago I had 44 units on the shelf and some of those back burners may send it somewhere else but there will be 50 in their place so it is just the way it is.
     
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  9. Slowmover

    Slowmover Elmer

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    This is my approach for now. I recommend consideration.

    Buy new, brother. Have one you’re happy with at every location (car, house, camper, etc). And a solid backup for each of those. The full range of gear. Antennas, too. No exceptions.

    See to it that family and neighbors are served. Channel the energy outwards awhile.


    Then try antiquities & oddities another day.

    .
     
  10. 443

    443 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Damn he really threw it in the trash? $200 radio. I'd bet a little money it was simply the VCO Voltage... a little twisty and a voltmeter and he would have been in business with a minty '94 148. Where's that trash can located lol?
     
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  11. Eldorado828

    Eldorado828 8-2-8 Amarillo Tx Standing By

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    My thoughts as well
     
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  12. groundwire

    groundwire Sr. Member

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    Its just money, i make more every day (y)
    No but seriously, its just a cb radio and if i have to go thru hell and high water just for a simple cb repair service then forget it. I would rather just buy another one, less hassle
     
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  13. 443

    443 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    To me it's crazy how things have changed. I've been around a while and just 20 years ago we had several options in the Houston area for good techs that would actually repair stuff, not just mic wiring, mods, and peaking. Now those guys are all gone, passed away, or retired. All that's left is people that wire mic's, install antennas, set SWR, and some that will install Noise Toys. Noone does repairs/troubleshooting anymore. Totally different world than 20 years or so ago in this same area.
     
  14. Eldorado828

    Eldorado828 8-2-8 Amarillo Tx Standing By

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    I agree, Even techs to do a true alignment are getting scarce.
     
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  15. Klondike Mike

    Klondike Mike Sr. Member

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    Parts, techs and radio's are becoming more unobtanium with each passing day. Having such a respected radio being trashed like this is disrespectful. As already noted, many in the know here would have paid the freight to keep it alive.
     
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