Rules for CB Radio Users (Part 1)
When communicating in the vast world of CB radio, there are a lot of notes of knowledge to take into account, some common sense, some take time to learn. In this article, we’ll go over a few points to keep in mind as you go on your radio adventures!
- Don’t try to use your CB radio without an antenna or an antenna simulating device, doing so will destroy your radio system!
- Manufacturers usually pre-tune mobile antennas on a test bench. To maximize your performance on a mobile antenna system, it is best to tune again on your vehicle.
- A high standing wave ratio (SWR) can potentially fry your radio’s circuits. Keeping your SWR around 1.5:1 or below is critical to ensuring the longevity of your CB. If the SWR pegs the needle on all channels, you most likely have a short in your antenna. Fix the short before tuning the antenna.
- Putting multiple antennas near each other will affect each of their transmission patterns. It is best to keep each antenna at least 12 feet apart.
We hope you found this information helpful in navigating the world of CB Radio. At CB Radio Supply, we are dedicated to all your radio needs, from tools to assistance. Give us a call to speak with our expert staff today!