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Old September 18th, 2012, 08:33 AM   #1
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finding local CB radio repair

I live in Oakley, mi and have a Uniden Grant Xl that quit working. It has had quit a bit of work done to it. Anyway I am hoping to find a repair shop or someone that does repairs at home that is close by. I am about 15 min from owosso, mi.
Thanks for any suggestions, I no longer drive over the road.
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Old September 18th, 2012, 04:19 PM   #2
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Define 'quite a bit of work'
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Old September 18th, 2012, 04:23 PM   #3
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I know someone up in the frankenmuth area, Junction Railroad/Leasing on Dixie works on them too but again farther north.
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Old September 18th, 2012, 06:01 PM   #4
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You could try Dentronics in Mt Morris/Flushing area

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Old September 18th, 2012, 06:43 PM   #5
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Old September 18th, 2012, 08:28 PM   #6
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thanks I will give those a shot,

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Old September 18th, 2012, 10:02 PM   #7
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doc radio at the ta in monroe does great work, but he is expensive!
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Old September 19th, 2012, 10:05 AM   #8
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Old September 19th, 2012, 01:09 PM   #9
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How close are you to Jackson? There's a good guy/shop that is right off I-94 as soon as u get to Jackson.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 02:28 PM   #10
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You probably want to be careful who you talk to about working on that illegal radio.
x2 extra channels and waaayy too much power are not legal mods to a CB radio
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Old September 19th, 2012, 02:32 PM   #11
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ya, you're waay up into the power of HAM radios. Not a good thing.
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Old September 20th, 2012, 08:26 AM   #12
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Thanks for the advice, I never looked into the laws. Maybe its time for a new radio.
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Old September 20th, 2012, 09:06 AM   #13
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FCC say 4 watts and only the 40 channels in the 27MHZ is all you get.
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Old September 20th, 2012, 10:05 AM   #14
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ya, you're waay up into the power of HAM radios. Not a good thing.
Any with the "extra channels" your probably splattering over into another radio service. There are definatly some out there who would report you to the FCC, and are pretty damn good at locating offending stations.

My $0.02 would be to just chuck it in the trash and buy something new.
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Old September 20th, 2012, 10:27 AM   #15
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I never had a use for them anyways, I gave up using ham radios too many years ago to remember.
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Old September 20th, 2012, 10:27 AM   #16
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Thats not true. Alot of radios have upper and lower side band channels stock. I have a galaxy 959 that has that for instance
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Old September 20th, 2012, 10:29 AM   #17
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Try looking on Craigslist for someone that does repairs out of their garage. They probably won't report you and might be cheaper than a shop.
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Old September 20th, 2012, 11:07 AM   #18
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I never had a use for them anyways, I gave up using ham radios too many years ago to remember.
I'm curious what made you give up ham radios? CB is AM, 2M Ham is FM for starters. When was the last time you listened to your AM radio in your truck?
For what you might have to pay for repairs you could probably purchase a nearly new ham radio.

Output of ham radios are much higher than CB's and have the ability to talk much further. Even in a boosted situation. With Amatuer radio going through repeators allows you to communicate multiple counties and even multiple states with a fairly inexpensive 2M radio. There's plenty of morning and evening drive time chat if your interested. You might also be suprised how many big rigs have ham radios in them nowadays.

What was your call sign? Did you give it up or did you keep it in effect?
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Old September 20th, 2012, 11:20 AM   #19
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Thats not true. Alot of radios have upper and lower side band channels stock. I have a galaxy 959 that has that for instance
Yes it is true. You are refering to SSB, upper and lower sideband frequencies.

If he's running sidecars he in a different freq band.


BTW, don't fukk with the FCC, learned that when I was 16.
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Old September 20th, 2012, 11:48 AM   #20
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FYI, SSB is still only a 40 channel radio.
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