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Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by DirtyMoney, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. DirtyMoney

    DirtyMoney New Member

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    Ok here it is I am sure this has been posted before 1000 times, but I am new here and I need help.For Christmas my wife is getting me a new radio and I want one just like everyone else does loud clear audio, echo, thinking of an RFX add on but not sure would.like to hear pros and cons. Some days I will have some consistent conversations close range. Most of the time it will be answering radio checks and basic info. But want to be recognized. So for the chassis I am think a cobra 29. But I am also open to other options as well I have a hacked and snipped connex 4300 and I just am done with it. I had a 29 built by "the radio shop" in Ontario ca and I loved it just a simple peak tune connexion board and great dual phase antennaes. I want a good performing radio. That can be abnoxious. Not big into nitro know but not out of the question. So as far as builders I want reputable and some sort of reviews and someone who can execute what I want without belittling me. And as far as used radios for sale ......I guess case by case basis. I want to spend around 400. Plus or minus. Please help me .


     
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  2. space cowboy

    space cowboy Quack Quack

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  3. CbRadiosPRONTO

    CbRadiosPRONTO Performance Ready Radios

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    CbRadiosPRONTO.com but then again I'm bias.

    Contact me on Friday
     
  4. tecnicoloco

    tecnicoloco Tweaknician in Training

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    Go back to The Radio Shop you have a pleasant experience dealing with them

    Get an external amplifier if you need more power,they can tell you what is better for your radio too

    Deal with a real radioshop not an internet based one :eek:
     
  5. space cowboy

    space cowboy Quack Quack

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    wow, your bar is pretty low. he leased a building, he must be good.

    too bad your "real"radio shop doesn't meet your standards...
    https://www.theradioshop.net/

    now according to your post, this means you will be finding a new tech, correct?
    too bad about the no internet thing, I'd recommend DTB to you too, he's in a building.
     
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  6. DJboutit

    DJboutit Active Member

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    Snake does great work prices are kinda high wait time is like 10 to 12 week he is really backed up with work. Here are work videos on youtube

    https://www.youtube.com/user/SNAKERADIOS/videos

    Ignore the negative comments about him he does topnotch work
     
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  7. CbRadiosPRONTO

    CbRadiosPRONTO Performance Ready Radios

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    I'm on the Internet. I don't really exist. I'm a figment of my own imagination.

    what if the local CB shop guy is a jerk?
     
  8. Stellasstillarat

    Stellasstillarat Active Member

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    Best advice I could give you, is too check out some second hand hf's on eBay.
    if you can get your hands on one that hasn't yet had the general coverage modification done even better. You just never know who had their hands in their. Purchase it. Then, get yourself a nice 25/30 amp power supply.
    Bring the rig to a reputable shop that knows what they're doing, and have them do the general coverage modification. Those mods are listed online for nearly every hf ever made (Most can be moded for 11 meters). Easy peasy! stock microphone, set the audio and output adjustments for maximum performance and sound according to radio reports or via a headphone/scope,, and you're good to go.
    For between 400 and $700 (closer to $400 if you go with a 140s, including a power supply) you'll have a beautiful sounding 100 watt glorified cb radio.
    You'll be happier than a pig in s*** and will be hard pressed to purchase or find any 11 meter built rig that'll sound as good as a 30 year old Kenwood 140s, or the like.
    And if you ever decide to get a ticket you'll be good to go as the 140s is a great first hf. No dsp (no biggie). No confusing controls straight forward great rig that has a recive that will out hear most any cb radio front-end. If this interests you ask the good people on this site for hf suggestions.
    if you decide to go that route and need a real Tec, contact Mike at mikesradiorepair@gmail.com His prices are fair one to two day turn around and he's not a golden screwdriver. Good luck. [ QUOTE="DirtyMoney, post: 531584, member: 45621"]Ok here it is I am sure this has been posted before 1000 times, but I am new here and I need help.For Christmas my wife is getting me a new radio and I want one just like everyone else does loud clear audio, echo, thinking of an RFX add on but not sure would.like to hear pros and cons. Some days I will have some consistent conversations close range. Most of the time it will be answering radio checks and basic info. But want to be recognized. So for the chassis I am think a cobra 29. But I am also open to other options as well I have a hacked and snipped connex 4300 and I just am done with it. I had a 29 built by "the radio shop" in Ontario ca and I loved it just a simple peak tune connexion board and great dual phase antennaes. I want a good performing radio. That can be abnoxious. Not big into nitro know but not out of the question. So as far as builders I want reputable and some sort of reviews and someone who can execute what I want without belittling me. And as far as used radios for sale ......I guess case by case basis. I want to spend around 400. Plus or minus. Please help me .[/QUOTE]
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  9. DirtyMoney

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    That's not quite the the route I wanted to take. Although i know the audio would be great I appreciate the info, just wanted to have a basic cobra 29 or any of the big name (galaxy,cobra,uniden,magnum, stryker) s aesthetically speaking looks like any other radio on a truck . Just want it juiced and to have loud clear audio.
     
  10. 9C1Driver

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    For a new radio purchase any of the below places do good quality tech work.

    (in no special order)

    1) DTB Radio, and a forum member
    2) Doug at Custom CB Radio
    3) Bob's CB

    They all three have an internet web page and are very much real cb techs LOL.
     

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