Bob's cb shop....had a good day

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  1. sbaumann14

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    So my 8yr old wilson 2k finally died. Rock/stone/ pigeon must have hit it at one time, as the coil area was filled with water and turning green. I had the see thru coil. So i stopped at Bob's today. Holy crap!!! I could spend some coin in there.
    All my gear is as old as the wilson, so i bought a Browning antenna, new heavy duty mount, and stud. They came out and tuned it for me. My swr's are still at 1.5, but i run an FLD and they suggested that i clean up where the mirror posts mount to the door to make a better connection and that would take down the swr's. To do project for tomorrow. They will measure it again if i stop back, dont know if that would be a good idea as i just might have to leave with a new toy.
    All told it came to around $65, and the service was amazing. Had a few techs that would answer any questions, and were very helpful. Would highly recommend.
     
  2. Windmill Hill

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    Glad you had a good experience. Where are they located? Haven't found anyone or heard of a notable shop here in Indiana. Of course it's rare to find just an honest person at anything nowadays.
     
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  4. Tall Mike

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    Bob has been around a very long time and has a solid rep in the industry.

    1.5 swr isn’t bad if you’re running barefoot if you’re running power I might try going a bit lower.
     
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    On I-80 exit 70. Big parking lot thats closed at night but open at 8am. Yep, running barefoot.
     
  6. Tall Mike

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    Anymore it’s hard finding anyone who will talk to you on the radio. Unless I’m running skinny road with the bull wagons and hoppers I don’t even bother asking for bear reports.
     
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    Decided to stop back by Bob's. My 959 from 2002 has about run its course, so i picked up a general lee, tuned and putting out 47 watts with a ranger 198 mic for $254 out the door.

    I am happy.
     
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    Have the weekend off so i think I'll run a ground wire from the antenna mount to the frame.
     
  9. rabbiporkchop

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    Bob is exit 70 off 80 in PA.
    Key Cb Shop is located at the address 7072 S Warren Rd in Warren, Indiana 46792. They can be contacted via phone at (260) 375-4410
    Bob has a great selection of merchandise but hes not much of a technician. The guy in Indiana does much better work.
     
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  10. Windmill Hill

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    Thank you, Rabbi...hadn't heard of the one in Warren. I'll definitely check him out!
     
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