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    Common CB Radio mistakes

    The #1 Mistake - Spending too much on your radio.

    People often think that the more you spend you on a radio, the farther you’ll be able to transmit a signal. Nothing could be further from the truth!

    The #2 - Mistake - Spending too little on your antenna.

    People often spend the majority of their money on a radio and subsequently spend much less on the antenna. This is a recipe for a poorly performing CB installation. Due to the FCC's 4-watt restriction for all radios, the CB antenna is the single largest determinant of transmission and reception performance! A quality antenna will provide years of superior performance, but a budget antenna will often cause frustration and unmet expectations for the owner.

    This was a except from a Right Channel Radios article - Please visit them and check out the entire article here


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    Good read Branman, Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by branman View Post
    The #1 Mistake - Spending too much on your radio.

    People often think that the more you spend you on a radio, the farther you’ll be able to transmit a signal. Nothing could be further from the truth!

    The #2 - Mistake - Spending too little on your antenna.

    People often spend the majority of their money on a radio and subsequently spend much less on the antenna. This is a recipe for a poorly performing CB installation. Due to the FCC's 4-watt restriction for all radios, the CB antenna is the single largest determinant of transmission and reception performance! A quality antenna will provide years of superior performance, but a budget antenna will often cause frustration and unmet expectations for the owner.

    This was a except from a Right Channel Radios article - Please visit them and check out the entire article here

    Never truer words right there haha.
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    In last my jeep, the biggest issue I had was with grounding. I haven't mounted mine in the new jeep yet, but I will be extra conscience of it.

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    well crap maybe i shouldnt have spent 600ish on my radio and then a bit more getting it peaked and tuned with a modified ranger mike! great write up! over kill is great but NOT for everyone!

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    found a good source of information about antennas! and its from the same site as mentioned above, here is the link for those browsing!>>> http://www.rightchannelradios.com/bl...est-cb-antenna

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    Common Mistake soluations

    I agree that we spent some much on radio and less on antenna. To pick up an antenna you must know which is the best.
    Why not to visit the article about CB Radio Antenna

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    Quote Originally Posted by wederupu View Post
    I agree that we spent some much on radio and less on antenna. To pick up an antenna you must know which is the best.
    Why not to visit the article about CB Radio Antenna
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