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Beginner CB Radio (Part One)

Whether you’re looking to break into the vast world of CB radio or know someone who’s interested in learning more, it can be a bit overwhelming to start. From what you need to what different terminology means, there is a lot to unpack! In this first part, we’ll begin to cover the basics of getting started in CB radio. 

Firstly, what is CB radio? To give a quick overall summary, they are a communication system commonly used by truckers to communicate on the road. They can span distances from 40-100 miles based on system used and weather conditions. With 40 channels, there are plenty of uses with CB radio.

The essentials you’ll need is the radio system of course, an antenna, a coax cable, and a vehicle to set it up in. Radio systems use a 12 volt wire that powers them, which can normally be attached to a cigarette lighter converter or even directly to the battery. Budgeting wise, it's important to consider the purpose of your radio. If you’re looking to just get started as more of a hobby then you don’t need to spend more than $120 on a system. On the other end, if you’re looking to establish a communication system, then spending more on a reliable system will be well worth it!

We hope you found this first part of our beginner guide to CB radio helpful in getting started! At CB Radio Supply, we are here for all your radio needs and offer a wide range of customer service! Our free domestic US shipping and hassle-free returns is our guarantee you’ll be satisfied with your choices. Give us a call to speak with our expert staff today!

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