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Pickup Trucks and CB Radio

Have a pickup truck you’re looking to install a CB radio system on? If so, there are some things to keep in mind to give you the best radio experience! In this article, we’ll discuss how to best set up a CB radio system on a pickup truck.   

If you’re only looking to listen and not to transmit anything, then you can set the antenna wherever you like, the issue only arises when you are looking to transmit something out. In fact, if you try to transmit into an untuned antenna, there’s a high probability you’ll damage the circuits of your system!  

So how do you ideally set up the transmitter? It’s important to know that installing it anywhere with lots of free space will make the system not function properly. This is because the electromagnetic waves become too dispersed, so the bed of your truck is not a good place. Make sure that the mount is chassis grounded and adjust accordingly with an SWR meter. Make sure the antenna is firmly in place as wiggling can also cause issues with transmitting and receiving signals.  

We hope you found this guide on installing a CB radio system in your pickup truck helpful in your CB radio adventure! 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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