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No More RadioactiveRadio's

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by NewYork714, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. NewYork714

    NewYork714 New Member

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    Finally FCC heard got them and Mike took off without paying fines. He overcharged way to much and outfed all his service work. Heard he charged for a lot of mods that he didn't even do from some of his independent service shops. Heard he also took some peoples radio's with him when he closed shop. Heard he had a 75% discount off everything for a couple of days to empty his inventory. No more WackPacked Radio's anymore.


     

  2. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    Seems you have heard a lot. Any proof about what you heard.
     
  3. unit_399

    unit_399 EL CAPO

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  4. midnight special

    midnight special Sr. Member

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    unit 399 that link is from 2007 not 2015
     
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  5. The War Wagon

    The War Wagon Active Member

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    Isn't he a site sponsor at some other boards? Oooops. :oops:
     
  6. unit_399

    unit_399 EL CAPO

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    Oops!! your right. My bad.

    - 399
     
  7. space cowboy

    space cowboy Quack Quack

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    ebay says - radioactiveradio (1000) No longer a registered user ...
     
  8. psycho

    psycho Running a special on our rooms!

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    Well there goes the warranty on my 80 watt SWPed General Lee.
     
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  9. pro151

    pro151 KB4RMA

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    I heard somewhere that Mike and Bozo had a falling out.
     
  10. 543_Dallas

    543_Dallas Sr. Member

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    I don't think he is anymore.
    I don't think he's been a sponsor over there for some time now. I wonder if surface mount technology played a part in this? The new radios seem to be more stable and not everyone with a $5 soldering iron can hack on them...seems to be a win win.
     
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  11. RatsoW8

    RatsoW8 Supporting Member, W9WDX ARC Member - WD8T

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    At the end of the day it was openly selling export radios and amplifiers and modifications that put him on the FCC radar along with some of the other more popular retail sites mentioned here. Regardless of our opinions these guys take a chance doing it and openly displaying what they do and sell on public websites.
     
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  12. space cowboy

    space cowboy Quack Quack

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    until you want to work on them yourself.
     
  13. BigKahuna

    BigKahuna Active Member

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    So many bad reports about those guys seems like a good thing he gone bye bye prob will pop up under another name in 6 month.
     
  14. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    It is possible. You need a big magnifying glass / light combo, a soldering machine with the tip the size of a pin head and no caffeine in your system.
     
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  15. 543_Dallas

    543_Dallas Sr. Member

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    I see your point. The guy that likes to experiment with his own radios that doesn't have as steady of hand or the sharpest eyesight will suffer. There is soldering equipment designed for surface mount that will make it easier. I saw a pic of some soldering tweezers with a magnifying glass attached.

    It will separate the better techs from the truck stop clip and tune techs that have more experience polishing chrome. Anything that will stop those guys from ripping off the ignorant is alright with me. I have zero SMT experience but will eventually have to learn. All I've done is remove resistors from export rigs to expand the frequency but I've heard of shops that won't even do that.
     

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