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Member spacespace
Joined: March 22, 2005
Location: United States
Posted: April 07, 2005 at 12:10 AM / IP Logged  
 im a 24 year old ex army ranger. my primary job was a mechanic. ive spent my time in afganistan and iraq. i am currently employed by a major refinery. i have been installing since i was 14. i am mecp certified. ive done mild to wild installs. like many ive been bitten by the audio bug. so im always open to learn new things and judging from what i have seen recently i am at the right place. and remember anything worth doing is worth taking the time to do right. rangers lead the way  
live like theres no tomarrow because today may be your last.
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Member spacespace
Joined: April 27, 2005
Location: United States
Posted: May 01, 2005 at 9:38 PM / IP Logged  

Hey fellas, been in the retail biz for 7 years. I currently work for a custom shop in Mt. Airy NC. I am the lead installer/shop mgr. Ive always worked local and have a good amount of repeat customers. Never had any MECP training, just experience. I have been my current location for 4 years now, The Audio Video Spot. I have done quite a few custom jobs in the past few years. Recently had an installation featured in a mag, Road+Track Road Gear, check out the 350Z. Anyways, I currently dont have a stereo worth a crap in my ride, but thats all about to change, getting a new truck in the next couple of months, I'll post pics when I start.

Jason Collins

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Member spacespace
Joined: May 01, 2005
Location: United States
Posted: May 02, 2005 at 6:49 PM / IP Logged  
Hey whats up guys im a 6 year installer for audio and car alarms, reall good with mazda motors and monte carlos mostly monte carlos ive been into bass ever since i was 7 when i first heard it and been attached ever since, i used to work for Geespot auto accesories in waterbury CT  and thats when i really learned what i know now from hydrolics to fog lights and im still going with it, im doing an engine swap from a mazda 323 bg to a mercury xr2 turbo so ill try and get some pics up when i figure it all out!
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Member spacespace
Joined: October 19, 2003
Location: United States
Posted: May 04, 2005 at 3:13 PM / IP Logged  

Hey guys,

Well I'm by no means a professional, but, I'm studying for the MECP exam now. I installed my first radio at about 12 years old, and my first entire system (H/U, amps, speakers) before I could even drive legally. I do all my learning mostly on my own vehicles, and apply that knowledge to help frined and make a few exra bucks here and there. I have recently gotten into alarms/remote starts as well. I'm also going to college for civil engineering.

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Member spacespace
Joined: March 17, 2005
Location: South Africa
Posted: May 06, 2005 at 12:08 PM / IP Logged  
HI i am from south africa,What can i say...I installed my first radio when i was 17 ,with no sense of electronics,blew a couple of fuses thou but got it right.I when to study electronics heavy current and light current,did sound engineering for a year.I installed alarm/central lockin all the usual sound etc...I am curentaly working for a big vehicle tracking company for six years,VEhicle tracking technician/installer/customer car.
I also started my own business on the side line inventing electronics for cars via remote control.I do not regard me as a remote control specialist but i do know a hell of a lot about remote control electronics.I am a very inventive person.I design i build it i test it i sell it and then i patend it.I love electronics its my life But in this country of myne i cannot study electronics engineering.WHERE CAN I GET A DEGREE FOR THIS ONLINE.
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Member spacespace
Joined: June 25, 2005
Location: United States
Posted: June 25, 2005 at 10:56 PM / IP Logged  

Uhmm, I'm new to this Forum but I'll introduce myself.

My name is Juddi and I live in Las Vegas, Nevada. I work at Fry's Electronics as a Car audio/video installation tech. I've been installing for 2 years now at Fry's. I got into the job because they needed installers and I was the next best qualified for the position since I went to school for automotive repair. I race cars for a hobby and I build them to race. I'm 22 y ears old... and uhmm.. what else... I dunno. Any question just ask I guess. :)

Copper - Posts: 53
Copper spacespace
Joined: March 01, 2005
Location: United States
Posted: June 27, 2005 at 9:50 AM / IP Logged  
Howdy howdy!
Im a in my second year at Widener University as an electical engineering major and Airforce ROTC cadet. Spent all my life around Ford trucks and pretty much know Ford 4x4s front to back.
'02 F250 PSD, '97 F-150, '71 F-100, '66 F-250, '93, '92, '88, '84 Broncos
Penn State electrical engineerin' major
Copper - Posts: 102
Copper spacespace
Joined: February 09, 2005
Location: United States
Posted: September 14, 2005 at 10:45 AM / IP Logged  
what's up, my name is John. i work at Best Buy. i'm first class certified. i have been installing for about 6 years now. worked at a custom shop before but the owners were in with some very bad people and had to shut down so i pay the bills working at the McDonalds of car audio. still doing the custom stuff on the side and occasionally at work. love reading this forum and helping out other installers. uhhh, i think thats about it. happy installing!!!
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Member spacespace
Joined: February 09, 2004
Location: United States
Posted: October 15, 2005 at 2:55 AM / IP Logged  
Hey, my name's Ben Cline. I'm 23. I go to school at Linn Tech. This is my first year in electronics, and at this school. I'm an EET major. I've installed about 30 head units for other people and just a few amps. I've probably had 12 stereos in my vehicles over the past 6 years, something like 8 in my Bronco, which I've had for a year. I really enjoy it. I do a bunch of electrical work for my friend in his vehicles. He's a DJ, but I know more about car stereos than he does. It's something I enjoy, but I'm trying to get more into other electronics.
I noticed how many newbies there are to electronics. I guess they gets larger every day, but I haven't noticed with being on the other forums I'm on. I have over 4,100 posts on TCCoA, I've got a few hundred on and a couple others here and there. I got bored at TCCoA. Not much stuff to do over there, so I came over here again and figured I'd help a few of the newbies out here.
We're at the half-point in class, so we've already gone through most of the DC basics. Ohm's Law, Thorton, Wheat-stone bridge, relays. Starting on AC this week.
Current electrical things I'm working on:
Trying to fix fried amplifiers and CD players
Making my own LED underbody kits
Making my own wig-wags (I have several friends in the volunteer fire department that would appreciate this)
I just haven't gotten around to check out the last two things.
Nice to meet you. Hopefully I'll be doing some posting here and getting good grades in class. :D
87 Astro 4.3L; Eclipse CD5000
88 Bronco 351W on 32x11.5x15 Yokohamas, Clarion Phaze 1 Components.
Home: MTX Thunder8000 in truck box & Parts Express amp.
Member - Posts: 1
Member spacespace
Joined: November 21, 2005
Location: United States
Posted: November 21, 2005 at 10:19 AM / IP Logged  
I used to work at Installer Institute. Who runs this forum, I may know them.
I am a boring electrical engineer now.
I sure would love to open a reatil car audio store of 'my' own. Any investors out there? :)
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