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Ian afloat
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Call Sign : 26-CT-3245
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Join date : 2019-11-30
QTH or Location : Rotherhithe London
Equipment Used : President Grant II / Sireo SD Dipole
Age : 71

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PostSubject: Can anyone recommend a CB repair service    Can anyone recommend a CB repair service   Icon_minitimeWed Jan 15, 2020 6:08 pm

Hi all,
After many delays I have set up my President Grant 2 that I bought used. It had the mod done. Trying to get on the USB 305 net I was told that my frequency is low . The set was sold without any warranty.

I am in SE london living on my steel boat which does not help for antenna height, a sirio dipole on a 20 ft aluminium pole, so a London company would be ideal!

73s
Ian afloat CT3245

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Call Sign : 26 CT050 26 FB080 26 WT105 26 TE171
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Join date : 2019-06-27
QTH or Location : PALMERS GREEN NORTH LONDON
Equipment Used : original President Lincoln, Midland 8001XT, President Teddy , Silver Eagle microphones , Gainmaster antenna
Age : 62

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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone recommend a CB repair service    Can anyone recommend a CB repair service   Icon_minitimeWed Jan 15, 2020 8:49 pm

First of all who and how many reckon you was off frequency on that 305 net ?, I live not far from that lot who regularly go on it and most of the time most of them are off frequency themselves, so I wouldn't listen to them too much, also some of them use Amateur kit and not pure CB stuff so you always get those remarks from people who use Amateur kit ,I dont want to go in to what I think of some and I say some not all that go on that net dont want to start a war but there knowledge is limited , get some more reports before you start blaming your equipment mate ,as for repairs and tuning there is not alot of companys if any about now there are a couple of very good techs on another forum who are very well respected but I cant say what forum in public as I would be promoting a rival forum so I will P.M you.
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Equipment Used : President Grant II / Sireo SD Dipole
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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone recommend a CB repair service    Can anyone recommend a CB repair service   Icon_minitimeWed Jan 15, 2020 9:10 pm

Many Thanks Nubster, I will give it a longer trial.
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Call Sign : 26-CT-3260
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QTH or Location : Sunbury-On-Thames
Equipment Used : President grant 2 ham 30amp psu and Antron99 and a T2LT antennas

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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone recommend a CB repair service    Can anyone recommend a CB repair service   Icon_minitimeThu Jan 16, 2020 1:02 pm

Ian afloat CT3245

The 305 starts at 4pm your are welcome 🙏 to drop in and get a radio check from anyone.
We did have someone try to come in last night and yes they was off frequency I don’t know if it was ya self Ian.

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Call Sign : 26-CT-3239 , 26-TG-987 , 26-RB-060
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Equipment Used : Colt Excalibur SSB, President GrantII JacksonII, CRTSS6900N, Cobra 148 GTL-DX MK2, 2x Bremi BRL200, RM KL200P, KL203P, Sirio 4000, Sirio 3000 Bull, Antron99 Fire up , Hawkins Thunderbolt SSD58+ ,KPO NM532-KPO NM452- Astatic 575M6 , Uniden and AOR scanner
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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone recommend a CB repair service    Can anyone recommend a CB repair service   Icon_minitimeThu Jan 16, 2020 1:19 pm

Hi Ian , please try the net again tonight and a few of us will work you and give you an honest radio report.
Won't be on myself till 16.40 but look forward to a QSO
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Call Sign : M0GVZ / 26CT1760
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Join date : 2019-11-13
QTH or Location : IO94SA
Equipment Used : Icom 7300, TS480, President McKinley, Albrecht AE6110, CRT Mike
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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone recommend a CB repair service    Can anyone recommend a CB repair service   Icon_minitimeThu Jan 16, 2020 6:01 pm

NUBSTER wrote:
First of all who and how many reckon you was off frequency on that 305 net ?, I live not far from that lot who regularly go on it and most of the time most of them are off frequency themselves, so I wouldn't listen to them too much, also some of them use Amateur kit and not pure CB stuff so you always get those remarks from people who use Amateur kit

Even the amateur kit isn't guaranteed to be on frequency. My TS480 was lmost 250Hz off on the 10m band until I fitted a TXCO, my TS590s was a bit better but not a lot. The Icom 7000, Icom 7300 and Flex 6500 were all bang on but then apart from the Flex they come with a TXCO as standard.

I remember a chat with people in Bridlington on 11m. I was on my Icom 7000 which was bang on and I knew it was because I had test equipment. They were all telling me I was off frequency. Turns out they'd all taken their kit to the local golden screwdriver, a person I know who had very little knowledge and was tuning them by listening to them by ear with a Yaesu FT897 which itself was way off. So the whole town was transmitting off by the same amount but all thinking they were bang on frequency because everyone's radio was off by the same amount.
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Equipment Used : President Grant II / Sireo SD Dipole
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PostSubject: Re: Can anyone recommend a CB repair service    Can anyone recommend a CB repair service   Icon_minitimeFri Jan 17, 2020 3:42 pm

Thanks for the input everyone, I got called away before 4pm yesterday so I will give 305 another go today
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