CB Shop White List
Finding a good CB shop is becoming more of a challenge as more CB shops (both good and bad) either go bust, or just shut down to do other things. This list of CB shops is a combined effort of shops and individual techs, as well as input from major CB and export brands, to put together an informal and loose network of CB shops that seem to be better than average with regards to quality of work, level of professionalism, troubleshooting ability, and knowledge of AM theory. The list is short right now, but is growing slowly as more shops that seem to know what they are doing are discovered. Shop names that have a known website are shown as clickable links.
NOTE: These shops are recommended from a technical and/or warranty center standpoint. You'll need to determine for yourself on an individual basis if you want to trust them with your money. Research each shop elsewhere before making a decision. The best efforts are made to keep info up-to-date, but sometimes shops change hands and new employees come in, which can, in some cases, lead to a shop which once did good work beginning to perform inferior service.
Make sure you contact a particular shop to confirm shipping addresses, etc, before actually shipping a radio to them. Shops sometimes relocate, and it may take some time before updated contact and shipping information makes it to this site.
If you find any errors in the contact or shop information presented below, please email Dave at DTB Radio: dtbradio @ pa.net (omit spaces)
8541 Electronics - located at 1519 Atkinson St., College Plaza Shopping Center, Laurinburg, NC. 28352. This shop is concentrating mainly on commercial two-way gear, but still does some CB work on a limited and individual basis.
Circuit Master CB Shop - This is one of Galaxy's official Out-Of-Warranty repair centers. 2 Locations:
Note: There have been unsubstantiated reports of price gouging by this shop. Please take them with a grain of salt, but as with any shop, be aware of prices before agreeing to services.
DTB Radio - This is one of Galaxy's official Out-Of-Warranty repair centers. located at 1900 Harrisburg Pike, exit 52 on I-81, and exit 226 on I-76 in Carlisle, PA. This shop monitors channel 2.
Q-5 communications - located in the upstairs part of Madison Truck Plaza, Exit 132 on I90/95 in Madison, Wisconsin. 1-800-841-6333.
Rodehog Communications (Russell Clift) - 4329 Highway 65 South, Harrison, Ar. 72601-9487. Information source advises to use UPS only for shipments to this shop, as US mail apparently is not reliable in this area. Latest phone info: (870) 741-4701
Key's CB - . Located is 7072 South Warren Road, Warren, Indiana, 46792. Phone 1-260-375-4410 This is the Stryker warranty repair center, and they also handle warranty service for CRE8900 radios.
Don's CB Sales and Service - 3309 Dynes Ave, Erie, PA. 16510. Phone: 814-898-1046 (number and shipping address is current as of 4-23-2010). This is one of Galaxy's out-of-warranty repair centers, and is also contracted to handle some warranty work for Galaxy. This is also the warranty center for the Connex and General lines of radios. Note: The previous information stating that Don is retiring soon is NOT correct. He no longer handles any walk-in business, however, only mail-in.
Bob's CB Shop - Located in Strattanville, PA Off of I-80, exit 70, Across from the All American. This shop is closely tied with the "Top Gun" products used in Magnum radios. Bob's is a warranty repair center for the Magnum radio line.
MAD Electronics - Located in Delaware. Phone: 302-875-5933
This section gives links to warranty center lists from different manufacturers. I don't specifically recommend any of these shops beyond the shops mentioned in the main list above. The links are provided for convenience. This is a new feature, so there may only be one or two for a while.
Click here for a list of Cobra warranty centers.
Midland warranty information
RCI/Mirage Warranty: 760-440-0125
Shops listed below aren't as well-known, but are shops that I think are worth a look. I list them because I've either seen their work on the bench, heard their work over the air, have contacted them myself, or have read multiple reviews on the shop, and feel comfortable in at least giving them a mention on this list.
Bell's CB (division of Cat Enterprises) - OAKLAND PARK, FL., Phone 1-954-771-8161. The link points to one of their newsletter pages.
Double S Cellular and Satellite (DSCS for short) - phone number 314-462-6400; Address is 43 Front St Troy MO. 63379. This shop claims to employ the builder of the Viper line of amps. I haven't been able to confirm this, though.
Certified Electronics - Located at 9 Scott DriveCartersville, GA.