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CB Radio Tips for the Novice or Beginner

The CB radio world can be vastly complicated, not just the radio components themselves but also the people you find along the way. In this article, we’ll cover more tips and tricks to keep in mind on your CB radio journey!  

-If your radio is making strange whining sounds while your vehicle is running, it is likely the power being supplied has been corrupted in a sense. You can fix this by running the radio’s power leads right into the battery compared to the more convenient under the dash.    

-When purchasing a coax cable, don’t skimp out! When looking for one, ensure it has a stranded center conductor and a shielding percentage of 90 or higher. You can never have a coax cable that is “too good”.  

-On a similar note regarding coax cables, most antenna manufacturers recommend a specific length. If given, always put priority to their recommendation.  

-If your ground plane is good and mounted, the antenna in a good position, and you are still encountering high SWR, then the coax cable length could be an issue. Likely a longer cable, try 18 feet or more, will help this situation.  

We hope you found this information helpful in guiding your CB radio journey. 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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