Antennas at CB World
Welcome to CB World's selection of amazing antennas!
Although we specialize in CB antennas, please note that we also have many other kinds of antennas listed here too (such as 10 Meter, Ham, Cellular, and more) so make sure you know the frequency/frequencies that you are trying to communicate on.
CB Antenna: 26.965 MHz - 27.405 MHz with 40 Channels
10 Meter Antenna: 28 MHz - 29.7 MHz
Ham Antennas for use with amateur radios:
Medium Wave Band (MW) is from 300 kHz to 3000 kHz or 3 MHz
High Frequency Band (HF) is from 3 MHz to 30 MHz
Very High Frequency Band (VHF) is from 30 MHz to 300 MHz
Ultra-High Frequency Band (UHF) is from 300 MHz to 3000 MHz or 3 GHz.
Regarding CB Antennas:
CB radios, even the best CB radio on the market, come standard with only 4 watts of power, which is a great equalizer. The way that you can stand out from those who just buy a CB radio, antenna and mount package and get it installed, regardless of performance, is to get the best CB antenna that you can afford.
And don't forget ... ALL transmitting antennas, regardless of style or manufacturer, MUST be tuned after installation on the vehicle. Transmitting antennas are not "plug-n-play" devices. More information on Tuning Your Antenna.
The antenna is the most important component of your CB system.
Keep in mind that factory truck antennas don't work with CBs. Prices for antennas are affordable, so buying the best CB radio antenna won't set you back much more than if you buy a cheap antenna. If you want to maximize the distance that you're able to transmit and receive (and that's the point, to communicate, right?), you'll need to pay attention to the brand and type of antenna that you buy, how tall it is, and where and how you mount it.
The best CB antenna for you is the one that best suits your needs and the type of vehicle that you're putting it on. That being said, some brands are better and more popular than others. We can tell you this upfront—the most popular wire-wound CB radio antenna, and our best selling CB radio antenna, is the original Firestik.
Standard or No Ground Plane?
If you try to use standard ground-based CB equipment with a vehicle or in a situation that requires a "no ground plane" antenna, you'll likely experience both high SWR levels and extremely poor performance. Wondering what a ground plane is? Check out our article in our Help Center!
Vehicles that require NGP equipment:
- Have a fiberglass shell or coating over much or all of the vehicle
- Have little or no metallic chassis for the antenna to be grounded to
Vehicles that should use NGP products:
- Motor homes and large fiberglass coaches
- Camper shells where the antenna is mounted directly to the fiberglass (instead of the vehicle)
- Motorcycles with little or no ground plane
Shop our No Ground Plane Equipment here.
Please visit our Help Center for guidance in selecting the best equipment for your application.
Remember: CB Antennas need to be tuned to their application. This is VERY important! Tuning your antenna will help to optimize your antenna system performance and help to ensure that you won't potentially damage your CB radio. Here are some links to our Help Center to assist you with this:
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