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CB Radio Repair Shops - Are there any good ones left?

I think this is a dying breed that truckers are going to have to deal with in the future. Oh yea, you can find a “hack shop” out on the road at many truck stops. But, they basically do nothing but charge really high prices. I only know of one “good” CB Radio Repair Shop, and the owner knows what he is actually doing. I have dealt with this shop for many years, and they have never done me wrong.

They are located: South side of 80/90 (Ohio toll Road Exit-71) Get on RT. 420 and go south past the TA Truck Stop and Pilot Truck stops. Travel about one mile, and you will see Tire Shop sign, turn left onto RT. 163 and then turn right into the parking lot.

I stopped one time at a place on I-75 at exit 99. I will say this for them, they damn sure will jump on the job you want done. I had them to install my Connex 4600 Turbo for me, along with having them to install my Wilson 5000 antenna. They did a superb job, and was done in less than 1 hour. But, Damn they are expensive…It cost me $99.00 to have that done, the only thing extra I bought was a cheap $12.00 fiberglass antenna for the passanger side AM/FM. One thing else I did not agree with was. After they installed my Wilson 5000 antenna, they “tried” to set the swr’s of the antenna…Inside the metal building!

When it was done, I kindly thanked and made my way towards my original CB Shop to have the Swr’s fixed. Of course they were out, so he readjusted them, and have not had a minutes trouble out of it since.

Anybody know of any “good” shops left around list them as a comment and if enough get posted I will fix another page listing them..


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Review: Connex 4600 Turbo

I have owned and operated many CB Radio’s in my lifetime. But, this radio is probably the best radio I have owned for a long time.

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Features include 240 channels, adjustable echo/re verb, on/off talk back and more. The cool part is the built in linear amplifier. This linear amp, is well designed, and works GREAT. The circuit board is the best to work with when it comes to big watts, and audio.

The transistors work 10x easier then the other guys, running as cool as this amp can get, and its loud, very loud. But you can get it to be clear as a bell which is a must. Many shops get big watts, but with poor audio. Very rarely does a radio impress me, but this one does.

DON’T concern yourself with pep watts on this or any other radio. I hear day and night how many watts, how many watts? While it does 200-220 on my Bird 4314B, you’d be stupid to pump it up much past this since it can’t keep itself cool at higher watts then this. Anyway its audio, or avg watts that keys on the other guy.

Since properly peaking and tuning this radio pumps up the average talk power tons, this radio talks and walks over non peaked and tuned 4600Ts all day long! Slap on a Wilson 5000 antenna, or any other big antenna and you’ll be talking.

I highly suggest using the Astatic 636L mic with this radio. A great radio for the truck, base, or mobile on a very reliable chassis! Talk skip the world over on your properly tuned Connex 4600T.

If you’re not dedicated to making sure your system is perfect please don’t buy an amplified radio. Connex 4600 Turbos, Galaxy 95T2, RCI 2970DX, etc. and all other amplified radios require good SWR, great antennas, and good power connections. If you’re into big audio and quality however, buy this one! It’s an audio monster 100%.

Get a LG 225 phone for $39.99 and receive big savings!

This radio has been reported by shops on and off the internet, to do well over 200 watts with a standard tune/peak, super tune, or other pep type tune up.


  • AM, FMVol,sq,mic gain, RF gain
  • Variable power
  • 200w+ after tuning
  • Two 2SC2290 finals
  • Blue meter light and channel LED’s
  • Dual Echo
  • On/Off talk back switch
  • Front mic jack
  • 10KHz switch
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