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The information on this page is an updated, online version of our former CB SOURCES SUPPLY LIST.   Please remember though, businesses move and change contact information all the time.  If you find incorrect data, do a Web search to see if you can find more current info for the company.  And please contact us so we can update this list for other CBers!

CATEGORIES (These are bookmarked; you can jump directly to them):
1. CB & RADIO EQUIPMENT - ACCESSORIES
2. CB & RADIO EQUIPMENT - FOREIGN
3. CB & RADIO EQUIPMENT - U.S.A. RETAIL
4. CB & RADIO EQUIPMENT - U.S.A. WHOLESALE
5. CB MANUFACTURERS - ANTENNAS & ACCESSORIES
6. CB MANUFACTURERS - RADIOS
7. CB RADIO - ORGANIZATIONS
8. CB SERVICING INFORMATION
9. COMMERCIAL FCC LICENSE STUDY GUIDES
10. CRYSTAL MANUFACTURERS
11. ELECTRONIC PARTS - NEW
12. ELECTRONIC SERVICING: SPECIALIZED TOOLS
13. ELECTRONICS MAGAZINES - U.S.A.
14. ELECTRONICS MAGAZINES - SCANNERS
15. JAPANESE ICs, TRANSISTORS & COILS
16. HAM RADIO EQUIPMENT DEALERS
17. HAM RADIO AUTHORIZED SERVICE & REPAIR
18. HAM RADIO LICENSING & STUDY GUIDES
19. HAM RADIO MAGAZINES - U.S.A.
20. EDUCATIONAL PUBLICATIONS
21. PUBLICATIONS - REFERENCE, PARTS, & MANUFACTURERS
22. PUBLICATIONS - BUY, SELL, & SWAP EQUIPMENT
23. PUBLICATIONS - REFERENCE BOOKS
24. TEST EQUIPMENT - NEW
25. TEST EQUIPMENT, USED & SURPLUS PARTS
26. TRANSFORMERS FOR TUBE TYPE CB RIGS
27. TUBES & ANTIQUE RADIOS

TEACH YOURSELF ELECTRONICS FOR FREE!
These great, totally FREE electronics courses are available at:
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www.fcctests/neets/neets.htm
CB & RADIO EQUIPMENT—ACCESSORIES
GC ELECTRONICS
1801 Morgan St., P.O. Box 1209
Rockford IL 61101
TEL: (800) 435-2931, (815) 968-9661
FAX: (815) 968-9731
www.gcelectronics.com
Power plugs, dummy loads, antenna parts, chemicals, connectors, tuning tools, etc.
J.W. MILLER
306 E. Alondra Bl.
Gardena CA 90247
TEL: (310) 515-1720
FAX: (310) 515-1962
www.bourns.com/bourns_jwmiller_cobranding.html
Specializes in TVI, RFI, and AC interference filters and RF coils.
RADIO SHACK – nationwide
www.radioshack.com
Your local R/S has a wide variety of parts, CB equipment, and even some new toroid filters 
for TVI and RFI. (Cat. #273-104).  Check with their national parts center:
1-800-THE SHACK  (800-843-7422)
CB & RADIO EQUIPMENT – FOREIGN
EUROPE / NETHERLANDS
AVERA BV
Attn: Piet Evers
Hazeldonk 6259
4836 LG Breda, Netherlands
TEL: 31-076-596-3820
FAX: 31-076-596-3833
www.avera.nl
Big distributor of export radios, repair parts, service manuals, etc.
CB & RADIO EQUIPMENT – U.S.A. RETAIL
COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRONICS INC.
P.O. Box 1045
Ann Arbor MI 48106
TEL: (800) 872-7226, (734) 996-8888
FAX: (734) 663-8888
www.usascan.com
THOMAS DISTRIBUTING
128 E. Wood St.
Paris IL 61944
(800) 821-2769, (888) 422-7234
www.thomasdistributing.com/CB-Radios-_c_335.html
CB & RADIO EQUIPMENT – U.S.A. WHOLESALE
NOTE: The companies in this category are 
strictly wholesale, and won't give you the time 
of day unless you're a quantity purchaser.
DRAGON DISTRIBUTING
411 Kansas City Ave.
Excelsior Springs MO 64024
TEL: (800) 825-3746, (816) 630-6011
FAX: (816) 630-0968
www.dragondistributing.com
H&Y ELECTRICAL SUPPLY
P.O. Box 39322
Louisville KY 40233
TEL: (800)  638-5451, (502) 231-2931
FAX: (502) 231-2986
www.hyelectronics.com
RAMKO DISTRIBUTING INC.
3840 LaGrange St.
Toledo OH 43612
TEL: (800) 284-7441, (419) 470-1802
FAX: (419) 470-1802
www.ramkodist.com

STUART ELECTRONICS
79-12 Parsons Bl.
Flushing NY 11366
TEL: (800) 221-0150, (718) 591-9700
FAX: (718) 591-5609
www.stuartelectronics.com
CB MANUFACTURERS – ANTENNAS & ACCESSORIES
ANTENNA SPECIALISTS CO.
Sorry, they were merged with PCTel Inc.
They now sell every type of mobile antenna except CB,
but I kept them in here just in case somebody needs
one for other antenna frequency applications.
www.antenna.com

FIRESTIK ANTENNA CO. (PAL Firestik)
2614 E. Adams
Phoenix AZ 85034
TEL: (602) 273-7151
FAX: (602) 273-1836
www.firestik.com
HUSTLER INC.
#1 New-Tronics Pl.
Mineral Wells TX 76067
TEL: (940) 325-1386
FAX: (940) 328-1409
www.new-tronics.com
JO GUNN ENTERPRISES
Rt.1 Box 32-C, Hwy. 82
Ethelsville AL 35461
TEL: (205) 658-2229
FAX: (205) 658-2259
www.jogunn.com
SHAKESPEARE CO.
19845 US Hwy. 76 / P.O. Box 733
Newberry SC 29108
TEL: (800) 800-9008, (803) 276-5504
FAX: (803) 276-8940
www.shakespeare-ef.com
SIGNAL ENGINEERING
1172 Aster Av. #E
Sunnyvale CA 94086
TEL: (408) 247-2300
www.signalengineering.com
TURNER/HYGAIN
c/o TELEX COMMUNICATIONS
8601 E. Cornhusker Hwy.
Lincoln NE 68505
TEL: (402) 467-5321
FAX: (402) 467-3279
www.hy-gain.com
WILSON ANTENNA INC.
3301 E. Deseret Dr.
St. George UT 84790
TEL: (800) 541-6116
www.wilsonantenna.com
CB MANUFACTURERS – RADIOS
Following are the manufacturers still actively engaged in the CB business who can provide 
most parts and service manuals for their radios.
Remember, you can often find a part from an extinct manufacturer if it has a counterpart 
among current makers.  For example, let's say you need the binary Channel Selector switch 
from a Lafayette HB740 Cybernet type radio, a chassis sold under dozens of other names too.  
You can probably order this from G.E. or Midland by specifying one of their own chassis 
model numbers.
BROWNING LABS INC.
P.O. Box 144
Ardmore OK 73402
www.browninglabsinc.com
COBRA ELECTRONICS
6500 W. Cortland
Chicago IL 60607
TEL: (800) 262-7222, (773) 889-8870
   Also: (800) 622-6272 (Voice) &
           (773) 889-6343 (FAX) direct to Parts Dept.
www.cobraelectronics.com
GALAXY INC.
Email only: TechSupport@GalaxyRadios.com
TEL: (760) 480-8800 (Pacific time zone)
www.galaxyradios.com
MAXON AMERICA INC.
10828 NW Airworld Dr.
Kansas City MO 64153
TEL: (800) 922-9083, (816) 891-1093
FAX: (816) 891-8815
www.maxonusa.com
MIDLAND RADIO CORPORATION
1120 Clay Street 
North Kansas City MO 64116
TEL: (816) 241-8500
FAX: (816) 241-5713
www.midlandradio.com
PRESIDENT ELECTRONICS EUROPE
(non-U.S.A. export models only)
Route de Sete - BP 100
F-34540 Balaruc, FRANCE
TEL: (67) 462727
FAX: (67) 484849
www.president-electronics.com

PRESIDENT (U.S.A.) - See UNIDEN
RADIO SHACK (REALISTIC) – Nationwide
You can generally order a specific service 
manual or parts through your local R/S store, or 
call their national parts center in Texas:
1-800-THE SHACK  (800-843-74225)
www.radioshack.com
RANGER COMMUNICATIONS INC.
(Includes Ranger, RCI, Texas Ranger brands)
Ranger Communications, Inc.
401 W. 35th Street
National City, CA 91950 
Parts, & Service:
Toll Free: (800) 446-5778
Local: (619) 426-6440
Fax: (619) 426-3788
Amateur & CB Sales:
Toll Free: (877) 536-0772
Local: (702) 262-0772
Fax: (702) 262-0780
www.rangerusa.com
RCI - See RANGER
REGENCY - See UNIDEN
TEXAS RANGER - See RANGER
UNIDEN CORP. OF AMERICA
4700 Amon Carter Rd.
Fort Worth TX 76155
Parts-Voice: (800) 297-1023, (817) 858-3300
Parts-FAX: (800) 323-2641, (817) 858-3849, 
	 (817) 858-3927.
www.uniden.com
Also try these emails: repair@uniden.com, accessories@uniden.com, order@uniden.com
This address is also where you would ship their legal U.S. only CB models for repair.  (Don't 
bother trying to send "export" CBs; they'll deny their existence and send them back to you.)
CB RADIO — ORGANIZATIONS
REACT INTERNATIONAL INC.
5210 Auth Rd. #403
Suitland MD 20746
TEL: (301) 316-2900
FAX: (301) 316-2903
www.reactintl.org

 

CB SERVICING INFORMATION
SAMS CB "FOTOFACTS®"
SAMS TECHNICAL PUBLISHING
9850 E. 30th St.
Indianapolis IN 46229
TEL: (800) 428-7267, (317) 396-9850
FAX: (800) 552-3910, (317) 895-2712
www.samswebsite.com/photofacts.html
You can also click here to view the free CBCI expanded SAMS model list!
SAMS finally stopped publishing the CB series of Fotofacts in 1981, after 293 volumes.  But 
some are still in print, particularly for the most popular current U.S. models.  Each Fotofacts 
has three or four radios in it.  Once you know which models are identical, you can buy just 
those you actually need, without duplicating any.  Try to copy the model index from Volume 
#293, which lists every radio model they ever covered.
They will sell you photocopies of out-of-print Fotofacts.  But be prepared to pay about $20 
each;  there's no other way to get them now.
NOTE: The address above is only for the Fotofacts books.  For many years SAMS had 
published many other great electronic titles.  That book division was sold to MacMillan, and 
you can still order those books directly:
MacMILLAN PUBLISHING CO.
11711 N. College Av.
Carmel IN 46032
TEL: (800) 428-5331, (317) 573-2500
FAX: (317) 573-2583
www.macmillan.com
For many other titles of interest to radio technicians as well as general electronics, 
servicing, and computers, TAB is another of the major publishers:
TAB BOOKS, ELECTRONIC BOOK CLUB
(now div. of McGraw-Hill Publishing)
P.O. Box 509
Blacklick OH 43004
TEL: (800) 262-4729, (614) 759-3666
FAX: (614) 759-3749
www.books.mcgraw-hill.com
Many beginners ask us where they can find books on subjects like how to read schematics, 
electronics terms, how to use an oscilloscope, etc.  Both TAB and MacMillan both offer titles 
on these and many related subjects.

 

COMMERCIAL FCC LICENSE STUDY GUIDES
FCC AMATEUR & COMMERCIAL LICENSE Q&A GUIDES
AMECO CORP.
253 Collins Av.
Williston Park NY 11596
TEL: (516) 748-7330, (303) 752-3382
www.amecocorp.com
info@mtechnologies.com
If you want the FCC ticket, memorize the questions and answers in these excellent guides.  
If you want the theory behind the answers, they have those books too.  Their books are sold in 
most Ham radio stores.  (See that section too.)
GENERAL RADIOTELEPHONE  LICENSE  HANDBOOK
(ISBN #0-672-21930-1)
HOWARD W. SAMS CO.  Address above. 
Another excellent Q&A/Theory book for the Commercial FCC license exams.

 

CRYSTAL MANUFACTURERS
The following companies are still willing to sell special-order crystals to individuals in small 
quantities.  Expect to wait 2-4 weeks.
CRYSTEK CORP.
2351/2371 Crystal Dr.
Ft. Myers FL 33907
TEL: (800) 237-3061, (941) 936-2109
FAX: (941) 939-4226
www.crystek.com
INTERNATIONAL CRYSTAL MFG.
10 N. Lee Av. / P.O. Box 26330
Oklahoma City OK 73102
TEL: (800) 426-9825, (405) 236-3741
FAX: (800) 322-9426, (405) 235-1904
www.icmfg.com
JAN CRYSTALS
2341 Crystal Dr.
Ft. Myers FL 33907
TEL: (800) 526-9825, (941) 936-2397
FAX: (941) 936-3750
ELECTRONIC PARTS – NEW
ALL ELECTRONICS CORP.
P.O. Box 567
Van Nuys CA 91408
TEL: (800) 826-5432, (818) 904-0524
FAX: (818) 781-2653
www.allcorp.com
ALLIED ELECTRONICS
(over 80 locations all over the U.S.)
Main HQ: 7410 Pebble Dr.
Fort Worth TX 76118
TEL: (800) 433-5700, (817) 336-5401
FAX: (817) 595-6444
www.alliedelec.com
AMIDON INC.
240 Briggs Av.
Costa Mesa CA 92626
TEL: (800) 898-1883
FAX: (714) 850-1163
www.amidoncorp.com
Specializing in RF chokes, Ferrite beads & inductors
CIRCUIT SPECIALISTS INC.
220 S. Country Club Dr. #2
Mesa AZ 85210
TEL: (800) 528-1417, (480) 464-2485
FAX: (480) 464-5824
www.circuitspecialists.com
A great source for all general replacement parts like Japanese and American semiconductors, 
capacitors, resistors, coils, etc.  They mirror much of Mouser's stock, plus lots of their own 
specials.  We buy many CBCI kit parts here.
DIGIKEY CORP.
701 Brooks Av. South / P.O. Box 677
Thief River Falls MN 56701
TEL: (800) 344-4539, (218) 681-6674
FAX: (218) 681-3380
www.digikey.com
Huge inventory of all kinds of general  parts, especially the cheaper Japanese types.  Also 
some TOKO coils and transformers used in CB radios. Similar to Circuit Specialists and 
Mouser.  We buy many kit parts here.
JAMECO ELECTRONICS
1355 Shoreway Rd.
Belmont CA 94002
TEL: (800) 831-4242, (415) 592-8097
FAX: (800) 237-6948, (415) 592-2503
www.jameco.com
MOUSER ELECTRONICS
1000 N. Main St.
Mansfield TX 76063
TEL: (800) 346-6873, (817) 483-4422
        (800) 992-9943 to get a catalog only
FAX: (817) 483-0931
www.mouser.com
One of the biggest.  Fast shipping and rarely out of stock on items.  We buy many kit parts here.
NEMAL ELECTRONICS INC.
12240 NE 14th Av.
N. Miami FL 33161
TEL: (800) 522-2253, (305) 893-3924,
        (305) 899-0900
FAX: (305) 895-8178
www.nemal.com
Specializes in RF connectors and coax.
NEWARK InOne
(Formerly Newark Electronics)
Stores all over the U.S.
Main HQ: 4801 N. Ravenswood Av.
Chicago IL 60640
TEL:	(800) 463-9275
FAX:	(888) 551-4801
www.newarkinone.com
PARTS EXPRESS INC.
340 E. 1st St.
Dayton OH 45402
TEL: (800) 338-0531, (937) 222-0173
FAX: (937) 222-4644
www.parts-express.com
RF CONNECTION
213 N. Frederick Av. #11
Gaithersburg MD 20877
TEL: (800) 783-2666, (301) 840-5477
FAX: (301) 869-3680
www.therfc.com
Specializes in RF connectors and coax.
RF PARTS CO.
435 S. Pacific St.
San Marcos CA 92069
TEL: (800) 737-2787 strictly orders only!
        (760) 744-0700 all other questions
FAX: (760) 744-1943
www.rfparts.com
Specialists in Motorola line of RF power transistors, and RF tubes.  They have many 
hard-to-find linear parts and schematics, and also repair linears.  They carry most parts for 
our TRI-POWER RF AMP construction plans.

 

ELECTRONIC SERVICING: SPECIALIZED TOOLS
CONTACT EAST
335 S. Willow St. / P.O. Box 786
North Andover MA 01845
TEL: (800) 225-5370, (508) 682-2000
FAX: (508) 688-7829
JENSEN TOOLS INC.
7815 S. 46th St.
Phoenix AZ 85044
TEL: (800) 426-1194, (602) 968-6231
FAX: (800) 366-9662, (602) 438-1690
www.jensentools.com
TECHNI-TOOL
5 Apollo Rd. / Box 368
Plymouth Meeting PA 19462
TEL: (610) 825-4990
FAX: (610) 828-5623
www.techni-tool.com

 

ELECTRONICS MAGAZINES – U.S.A.
POPULAR COMMUNICATIONS
c/o CQ Communications Inc.
25 Newbridge Rd.
Hicksville NY 11801
TEL: (516) 681-2922
FAX: (516) 681-2926
www.popularcommunications.com

 

ELECTRONICS MAGAZINES - SCANNERS
MONITORING TIMES MAGAZINE
GROVE ENTERPRISES
P.O. Box 98
Brasstown NC 28902
TEL: (800) 438-8155, (704) 837-9200
FAX: (704) 837-2216
www.grove-ent.com

ZIP SCANNERS
2833 Lyndale Ave. S. STE 316
Minneapolis, MN 5540
TEL (763) 200-1157
www.zipscanners.com

JAPANESE ICs, TRANSISTORS & COILS
ACTION ELECTRONICS
1300 E. Edinger Av.
Santa Ana CA 92705
TEL: (800) 563-9405, (714) 547-5169
FAX: (714) 547-3291
www.action-electronics.com
M.J. PRODUCTS
(formerly C.C. Distributing)
115 W. La Cadena Dr. #302
Riverside CA 92501
TEL: (800) 232-7020, (909) 786-3700
FAX: (909) 786-9364
www.mjproducts.com
MCM ELECTRONICS INC.
650 E. Congress Park Dr.
Centerville OH 45459
TEL: (800) 543-4330, (513) 434-0031
FAX: (513) 434-6959
www.mcmelectronics.com
Major source for Japanese  transistors and ICs, large selection of connectors and name-brand 
test equipment.
NTE ELECTRONICS INC.
44 Farrand St.
Bloomfield NJ 07003
TEL: (800) 631-1250, (973) 748-5089
FAX: (973) 748-6224
www.nteinc.com
Biggest source for all the ECG/TCG & NTE replacement semis. Download their catalog!

TOKO AMERICA INC.
1250 Feehanville Dr.
Mt. Prospect IL 60056
TEL: (847) 297-0070
FAX: (847) 699-7864
www.tokoam.com
The major manufacturer of virtually all the tuned coils and transformers used in CB radios.
WORLDWIDE COMPONENT DISTRIBUTORS
18 Stern Av.
Springfield NJ 07081
TEL: (800) 222-6268, (973) 467-6264
FAX: (973) 467-8519
www.quikpage.com/W/wrldcomp

 

HAM RADIO EQUIPMENT DEALERS
The Internet is the best place to find all kinds of sources and general information on Amateur 
radio.  Perhaps the best starting place of all is: 
www.hamradio-online.com
In addition, the following is a main Ham portal leading to all kinds of related radio info: 
www.qrz.com
AMATEUR ELECTRONIC SUPPLY (AES)
5710 W. Good Hope Rd.
Milwaukee WI 53223
TEL: (800) 558-0411, (414) 358-0333
FAX: (414) 358-3337
www.aesham.com
   Also stores in:
	Cleveland OH	(800) 321-3594
	Orlando FL	(800) 327-1917
	Las Vegas NV	(800) 634-6227
BURGHARDT AMATEUR CENTER
710 10th St. SW
Watertown SD 57201
TEL: (800) 927-4261, (605) 886-7314
FAX: (605) 886-3444
www.burghardt-amateur.com
THE HAM STATION
220 N. Fulton Av.
Evansville IN 47710
TEL: (800) 729-4373
www.hamstation.com
HAM RADIO OUTLET
  West: (800) 854-6046
  Mountain: (800) 444-9476
  Southeast: (800) 444-7927
  Mid-Atlantic: (800) 444-4799
  Northeast: (800) 644-4476
  New England: (800) 444-0047
www.hamradio.com
Nationwide stores located in:
	Anaheim CA		(714) 533-7373
	Atlanta GA			(404) 263-0700
	Burbank CA		(818) 842-1786
	Denver CO		(303) 745-7373
	Newcastle DE		(302) 322-7092
	Oakland CA		(510) 534-5757
	Phoenix AZ		(602) 242-3515
	Portland OR		(503) 598-0555
	Salem NH			(603) 898-3750
	San Diego CA		(619) 560-4900
	Sunnyvale CA		(408) 736-9496
	Woodbridge VA		(703) 643-1063
LENTINI  COMMUNICATIONS
21 Garfield St.
Newington CT 06111
TEL: (800) 666-0908, (860) 666-6227
www.lentinicomm.com
OKLAHOMA COMM CENTER
13424 Railway Dr.
Oklahoma City OK 73114
TEL: (800) 765-4267, (405) 748-3066
FAX: (405) 748-3077
HAM RADIO AUTHORIZED SERVICE & REPAIR
Ever look inside a modern ham transceiver?  They're incredibly complex, and even 
experienced techs would think twice about touching one without lots of factory training 
and expensive test equipment.  There are only a handful of good repairmen out there, mostly 
associated with the Ham dealers listed here.
Besides the "big guys," the following is somebody I can highly recommend.  I've know 
Randy for years and he can fix just about anything electronic. He's also an authorized 
warranty station for Kenwood, Icom, Yaesu, and Alinco.  And he does lots of specialized and 
high performance mods.  Fast turnaround and honest prices round out his well-known service.
KK7TV COMMUNICATIONS
Randy Starace, KK7TV, Owner
2350 W. Mission Ln. #7
Phoenix AZ 85021
TEL: (888) 767-9997
FAX: (602) 371-0522
www.kk7tv.com
HAM RADIO LICENSING & STUDY GUIDES
NOTE TO WOULD-BE HAMS!
As of Feb., 2007, the FCC eliminated the Morse Code requirement for all classes of Ham licences!
So what are you waiting for?
AMECO PUBLISHING
224 E. 2nd St.
Mineola NY 11501
TEL: (516) 741-5030, 741-5031
www.amecocorp.com
They make some of the best Q&A Guides for passing all levels of the FCC Ham tests.
Their books are carried in most Ham Radio stores.
AMERICAN RADIO RELAY LEAGUE
225 Main St.
Newington CT 06111
TEL: (203) 666-1541
FAX: (203) 665-7531
www.arrl.org
This is the voice of Amateur radio lobbying, and their Web site includes a list of many more 
Ham dealers than we have room for here!  Plus their bookstore, sunspot reports, etc.
GORDON WEST RADIO SCHOOL 
2414 College Dr.
Costa Mesa CA 92626
TEL: (714) 549-5000, (714) 434-0666
www.gordonwestradioschool.com
SUCCESS EASY HYPNOSIS CENTER
Learn Morse Code the Easy Way!
123 NW 13th St.
Boca Raton FL 33432
TEL: (561) 417-7731
FAX: (561) 417-7732
www.qth.com/cweasy
THE W5YI GROUP INC.
Main: P.O. Box 565101
Dallas TX 75356
Also: 6125 Howard St., Niles IL 60714
TEL: (800) 669-9594, (817) 461-6443
FAX: (817) 548-9594
One of your best single sources for Ham Radio books & licence study materials,
plus excellent general electronics teaching guides.
www.w5yi.org

 

HAM RADIO MAGAZINES - U.S.A.
CQ MAGAZINE
c/o CQ Communications Inc.
25 Newbridge Rd.
Hicksville NY 11801
TEL: (516) 681-2922
FAX: (516) 681-2926
www.cq-amateur-radio.com
QST MAGAZINE
American Radio Relay League (ARRL)
225 Main St.
Newington CT 06111
TEL: (860) 594-0200
FAX: (860) 594-0303
www.arrl.org
EDUCATIONAL PUBLICATIONS
CIE / CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF ELECTRONICS
1776 E. 17th St.
Cleveland OH 44197
TEL: (800) 243-6446, (216) 781-9400
www.cie-wc.edu

IAN C. PURDIE, VK2TIP, and
U.S. NAVY TRAINING SERIES (NEETS)
These are FREE and online to fit your convenience. Separate modules for each subject so you
can quickly choose only those that meet your needs. Most of these modules were written by
an Australian Ham, Ian. C. Purdie, VK2TIP. His writing style is much like Lou Franklin's books, i.e.,
plain English, easy to read and understand even for novices. Highly recommended!
www.electronics-tutorials.com/site-tree.htm
www.fcctests/neets/neets.htm

 

PUBLICATIONS – REFERENCE, PARTS, & MANUFACTURERS
SEMICONDUCTOR PARTS SUBSTITUTION BOOKS
Always have a copy of the latest NTE replacement guide handy, since 
most Japanese parts have American equivalents.  You can usually buy these guides directly from 
the publishers, or their distributors.
NTE REPLACEMENT GUIDE
NTE ELECTRONICS INC.
44 Farrand St.
Bloomfield NJ 07003
TEL: (800) 683-6837, (973) 748-5089
FAX: (973) 748-6224
www.nteinc.com
PUBLICATIONS – BUY, SELL, & SWAP EQUIPMENT
NUTS & VOLTS
430 Princeland Ct.
Corona CA 91719
TEL: (800) 783-4624, (909) 371-8497
FAX: (909) 371-3052
www.nutsvolts.com
This is a very big swap magazine, with over 80,000 readers.  Electronic parts, computers, 
ham, and surplus stores.
PUBLICATIONS – REFERENCE BOOKS
CBC INTERNATIONAL
P.O. Box 30655
Tucson AZ 85751 USA
TEL/FAX:	(888) 434-9227, (520) 298-7980
www.cbcintl.com
In addition to the list you're now reading, we specialize in CB radio books, plans, kits for 
modifications, and common repair parts. Following are the most popular reading:
THE CB PLL DATA BOOK
ISBN #0-943132-05-3 ($24.95 + $6 p&h)
How they work and how to modify them for more channels or for 10-Meter conversions.  
Complete reference with simplified circuit theory, pin-out specs for every known chip, PLL 
diagrams of the most common chassis, all cross-referenced by make and model using the 
chip, plus much more.
THE "SCREWDRIVER EXPERT'S" GUIDE
ISBN #0-943132-39-8 ($31.95 + $6 p&h)
The "bible" of do-it-yourself CB repairs since 1976.  How to recognize and fix the most 
common CB problems, and how to get the most from your rig.  Many simple modifications too.
UNDERSTANDING & REPAIRING CB RADIOS
ISBN #0-943132-24-X ($59.95 + $6 p&h)
Huge 370-page book for professional radio technicians.  Includes theory, alignment, and 
troubleshooting tips for all types of CBs: American, UK, CEPT, export, 23- and 
40-channel, AM, FM, SSB, crystal- and PLL-synthesized.  Entire chapter on finding and 
choosing proper test equipment, sources, etc.
The following books are carried by any of the Ham radio dealers previously listed.
ARRL RADIO AMATEUR'S HANDBOOK 
The "bible" of radio communications, and no serious electronics bookshelf would be complete 
without a copy.  While intended for Hams, almost everything in it is applicable to other 
kinds of two-way radio.  A lot of background theory, building ideas, and reference tables.  
Now they even include PC artwork for many test equipment and radio construction projects.
RSGB RADIO COMMUNICATION HANDBOOK
The British equivalent of the ARRL book above.  Available at many Ham stores, or 
directly from:
  Radio Society of Great Britain
  Alma House, Cranborne Road,
  Potters Bar, Herts. EN6 3JW, England
ARRL ANTENNA HANDBOOK
The most detailed antenna theory you'll find, short of an engineering library.  Learn about 
SWR once and for all!  Includes many practical construction projects for all kinds of HF and 
VHF/UHF antennas.  Build your dream beam!
MOTOROLA RF DEVICE DATA BOOKS
Motorola Semiconductor Products Division
1601 Park Av. West, Denver CO 80216
To order direct from their Literature Dept.:
TEL: (800) 441-2447, (303) 675-2140
FAX: (303) 675-2150
A two-volume set loaded with everything you ever wanted to know about RF amplifiers and 
their design.  Even includes several PCB layouts for linear amplifiers using their power 
transistors.
The following are a few more classis classic reference books on radio theory and repair.
You can find them at any large public library, or (if still in print) order directly either from the
publisher or the larger chains like Waldenbooks, B. Dalton, Barnes & Noble, BookStar etc.
LANDMOBILE AND MARINE RADIO TECHNICAL HANDBOOK
by Edward M. Noll
Howard W. Sams Co.  ISBN #0-672-22427-5
Excellent 576-page SAMS book covering all aspects of two-way radio operation including 
solid-state fundamentals, CB, marine, and VHF/UHF theory and testing procedures.
MOBILE RADIO SERVICING HANDBOOK
by Belcher, Ogley, & Fitch
ISBN #0-434-92187-4
Heinemann-NewnesBooks
No. 22 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3HH, England
Like the SAMS "Landmobile" book above.  Emphasis is on circuit evolution to current 
state-of-the-art, diagnostic and component replacement procedures, and what to do when 
you don't have good circuit data.
RADIO HANDBOOK
by William I. Orr
Howard W. Sams Co. ISBN #0-672-24030-0
One of the world's most famous Hams, Bill Orr (W6SAI)  writes on all areas of radio 
electronics.  Now in its 23rd edition, this classic "bible" is another man's way to teach, and
some areas are more or less detailed than the comparable subject in the
ARRL RADIO AMATEUR HANDBOOK.  Also full of theory and construction projects.
ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION
by Robert L. Shrader
ISBN #0-07-057151-1
McGraw-Hill, New York.
TEL: (212) 512-2000
Currently in its 5th edition, this is a classic textbook covering all areas of two-way and 
commercial radio.
PRACTICAL RF COMMUNICATIONS DATA
by Doug  DeMaw.
Howard W. Sams Co. ISBN #0-672-21557-8
DeMaw was a former ARRL president and is an engineer who really knows his stuff.  This is a 
great little book on designing all kinds of RF circuits like crystal oscillators and VFOs, 
mixers, filters, and linear amps.
SECRETS OF RF CIRCUIT DESIGN
by Joseph J. Carr.
TAB Books Inc., 1991, Cat. #3710.
(now a div. of McGraw-Hill)
Like DeMaw above, but a bit newer and even includes BASIC computer programs for antenna 
design and construction.
MODERN ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION
by Gary M. Miller.
Prentice-Hall Inc., 1978. ISBN #0-13-593145-2
www.prenhall.com
Excellent reference on radio, TV, microwave, and digital communications.  Heavy on theory 
and math for those  who love to dig into the subject.
BASIC DIGITAL ELECTRONICS WITH MSI  APPLICATIONS
by John A. Dempsey
ISBN #0-201-01478-5
Addison-Wesley Publishing, 1977.
www.aw.com
Don't worry about the date;  CBs aren't exactly high-tech anyway!  Absolutely everything you 
ever wanted to know about the subject, from the simplest AND/OR gates, to the most complex 
computers and VLSI chips.

Another great list of electronics reference books is available at:
http://www.electronics-tutorials.com/book-shop.htm
TEST EQUIPMENT – NEW
WILLIAM B. ALLEN SUPPLY CO.
Allen Square, 300 block N. Rampart St.
New Orleans LA 70112
TEL: (800) 535-9593, (504) 525-8222
FAX: (504) 525-6361
C & S SALES INC.
150 W. Carpenter Av.
Wheeling IL 60090
TEL: (800) 445-3201, (847) 541-0710
FAX: (847) 520-9904
www.cs-sales.com
CONTACT EAST
335 S. Willow St. / P.O. Box 786
N. Andover MA 01845
TEL: (800) 225-5370, (508) 682-2000
FAX: (508) 688-7829
ITT/POMONA ELECTRONICS
1500 E. 9th St.
Pomona CA 91766
TEL: (800) 488-7666, (909) 623-3463
FAX: (909) 629-3317
www.pomonaelectronics.com
Huge specialist in clip leads, probes, connectors and all kinds of test equipment accessories.
MFJ ENTERPRISES INC.
Box 494
Mississippi State MS 39762
TEL: (800) 647-1800, (601) 323-5869
FAX: (601) 323-6551
www.mfjenterprises.com
OPTOELECTRONICS
5821 NE 14th Av.
Ft. Lauderdale FL 33334
TEL: (800) 327-5912, (954) 771-2050
FAX: (954) 771-2052
www.optoelectronics.com
PALOMAR ENGINEERS
Box 462222
Escondido CA 92046
TEL: (800) 883-7020, (760) 747-3343
FAX: (760) 747-3346
www.palomar-engineers.com
TEST EQUIPMENT DEPOT
P.O. Box 708
Medford MA 02155
TEL: (800) 996-3837, (617) 665-1400
FAX: (617) 665-0780
www.fotronic.com
TEST EQUIPMENT SALES
P.O. Box 986
Londonderry NH 03053
TEL: (800) 684-4651
FAX: (603) 425-2945
www.tesales.com

 

TEST EQUIPMENT, USED & SURPLUS PARTS
APEX ELECTRONICS
8909 San Fernando Rd.
Sun Valley CA 91352
TEL: (818) 767-7202
FAX: (818) 767-1341
www.apexelectronic.com
A huge warehouse crammed with all kinds of surplus electronic parts plus used HP and Tek 
test equipment.  Many hard-to-find items you'll never see in the ordinary chain stores.  No 
actual catalog, so write, FAX, or call them.
FAIR RADIO SALES
2395 St. Johns Rd./ Box 1105
Lima OH 45802
TEL: (419) 227-6573
FAX: (419) 227-1313
www.fairradio.com
Similar to above.  You'll need to call them.
GATEWAY ELECTRONICS
8123 Page Bl.
St. Louis MO 63130
TEL: (800) 669-5810, (314) 427-6116
FAX: (314) 427-3147
www.gatewayelex.com
   Also stores in
	Denver CO:		(303) 458-5444
	San Diego CA:		(619) 279-6802
	San Leandro CA:	(510) 632-4500
Similar to above, but being a native of St. Louis myself, these guys really bring back some fond 
memories.  Founder Stu Bartfeld gave my first Novice Ham test, would you believe in 1960!
SURPLUS SALES OF NEBRASKA
1502 Jones St.
Omaha NE 68102
TEL: (402) 346-4750
FAX: (402) 346-2939
www.surplussales.com
Similar to above.

 

TRANSFORMERS FOR TUBE TYPE CB RIGS
TIP:  Replacing Old Transformers
Many people have asked us where to find power and audio replacement transformers for the 
older CB radios.  The original parts can be unmarked or even unreadable, but as long as 
you have a schematic and are willing to make some phone calls or write, it can be done.  You 
don't need an exact replacement; just make sure the voltage winding tap(s) and the current 
ratings (for power types)  or the input/output impedances (for audio types) are somewhere 
close in value.  And you may need to physically remount it slightly, usually by just drilling one 
new hole in the chassis to match the new transformer's mounting hole spacing.
The best-known manufacturers of old CB power and audio transformers from the tube rig era 
were Stancor, Thordardson, and Triad.  They are all still in business, sometimes with a new name:
CLEARWATER TECHNOLOGIES INC.
1025 Exchange Street
Boise ID 83716
TEL: (800) 894-0412
FAX: (208) 368-0415
www.clrwtr.com
STANCOR PRODUCTS
(div. White-Rodgers Co.)
131 Godfrey St.
Logansport IN 46947
TEL: (800) 424-9554, (219) 722-2244
FAX: (219) 722-5189
www.stancor.com
THORDARSON-MEISSNER INC.
628 Belmont St.
Mt. Carmel IL 62863
TEL: (800) 851-3583, (618) 262-5121
FAX: (618) 263-3150
www.thordarson.net
MAGNETEK/TRIAD GROUP
90 E. Union St. / P.O. Box 490
Goodland IN 47948
TEL: (219) 297-3111
FAX: (219) 297-3554
www.magnetek.com
Often it's faster to go directly to a major transfomer distributor, who all carry at least one 
of the major brands above.  The big guys usually have offices in every large U.S. city, so 
check your local telephone book first.  Here's a few of the biggest:
HAMILTON-HALLMARK ELECTRONICS
10950 Washington Bl.
Culver City CA 90232
TEL: (800) 332-8638
FAX: (800) 257-0568, (310) 558-2494
MASTER DISTRIBUTORS
1301 Olympic Bl.
Santa Monica CA 90404
TEL: (800) 421-8153, (310) 452-1229
FAX: (310) 399-8600
MASTER  DISTRIBUTORS
1026 6th Av.
Oakland CA 94606
TEL: (510) 835-1500
FAX: (510) 835-0398
NEWARK ELECTRONICS
Stores all over the U.S.
Main HQ: 4801 N. Ravenswood Av.
Chicago IL 60640
TEL: (800) 281-4320, (312) 784-5100
FAX:	(312) 275-9050
www.newark.com
STERLING ELECTRONICS
Main Corporate Office:
4201 Southwest Freeway
Houston TX 77027
TEL: (800) 745-5500, (713) 627-9800
FAX: (713) 629-3939
www.sterlink.com

 

TUBES & ANTIQUE RADIOS
If you do a Web search under "Antique Radio" you'll find many related sites that sell parts, etc.
ANTIQUE RADIO CLASSIFIED
P.O. Box 802
Carlisle MA 01741
TEL: (508) 371-0512
FAX: (508) 371-7129
www.antiqueradio.com
Big monthly magazine that specializes in articles and ads on this subject.  Restoration 
parts, services, early TV, Ham, telegraph, books, and much more.
ANTIQUE ELECTRONIC SUPPLY
6221 S. Maple Av.
Tempe AZ 85283
TEL: (480) 820-5411
FAX: (800) 706-6789, (480) 820-4643
www.tubesandmore.com

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