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CB Radio Information
There are several good reasons to install a CB radio in your personal or work vehicle. You can use a CB radio to communicate with friends and family while on the road. CB radios are useful in an emergency since police constantly monitor channels 9 and 19. CB radios also give you access to traffic and weather information. Getting a CB radio installed and working properly isn't always as easy as buying it and plugging it in. There are several factors to consider when choosing your CB radio components. Where to mount the radio? Where to mount the antenna? What features you want? How tall should your CB antenna be? These are just some of the questions that can come up during the process. The links below will help you with choosing and installing a CB radio and CB antenna.
Choosing the Right Equipment
Information on the types of CB radios available and what really matters when making a decision
Information on choosing a CB antenna based on location, height, load, and other factors
Information on the features and specs of current CB microphones
Information on CB antenna springs, when to include them, and how to choose the right spring.
Installing Your Equipment
A how to article outlining the process of installing a CB radio.
A general article covering the basic steps for installing a CB antenna
A step by step guide for setting the SWR on a CB Antenna
Troubleshooting CB Radio and CB Antenna Problems
A general guide for trouble shooting common CB Radio problems. Includes cross-reference chart.
A list of items to check when you have a high SWR reading across all channels
A guide on using a multimeter or test light to check for continuity.
This guide shows you how to test the electrical ground for your CB Antenna
This guide describes how to test CB antenna coax for shorts and continuity
A list of 10 codes, Q codes and other CB radio Lingo
A lit of frequently asked CB radio questions and their answers.
A detailed description of SWR and why it is important to your CB antenna setup.
Defines what a CB antenna's ground plane is.