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does anybody know what it would take to fix or even repair if i can a cb radio that i toasted by hooking up to a wall mount when its supposed to be for a 12 volt car cigerette lighter?

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Why would you even try that?

 

I bet it's shot.

 

And a geocaching forum really isn't the place to ask, even though this is a radio subforum. Ask at a radio forum.

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Find a truck stop with a cb shop and good luck. Might be better off finding another at a garage sale.

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does anybody know what it would take to fix or even repair if i can a cb radio that i toasted by hooking up to a wall mount when its supposed to be for a 12 volt car cigerette lighter?

I wasn't going to reply...but...

 

Find a nearby truckstop, they should either have a place to fix it or know of one.

 

While you are there, look at the prices of units. With CB use being significantly down, even among truckers, you can get these at a price probably cheaper than fixing your radio. Maybe even check EBay.

 

You might also want to consider getting a ham ticket. The Tech class is pretty easy and gives you many more privilages and opens up a lot more people to talk with.

 

In geocaching, while 2 meters and reapeters are used on a limited basis, it seems more likely to find someone on the FRS bands.

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Even if it has an internal fuse, it probably would have fried significant parts of the circuitry before it blew. Low voltage DC components and AC power do not mix well.

 

Unless it is a particularly valuable CB, it is probably beyond economical repair.

 

Dave_W6DPS

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