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CB installations can be a bit complex and there are a lot of things that can go wrong. However, if you follow a few simple rules you'll be much more likely to end up with a trouble-tree installation.
Tuning your antenna for optimal performance is achieved by using a SWR meter to determine the optimal length. It can be a bit confusing if you haven't done it before, which is why we've created a step-by-step video with written instructions as well.
You've successfully measured your SWR - great! Should you be happy...or worried? We'll walk you through what SWR readings in different ranges actually mean.
If you're curious about why it's so important to "tune" your antenna for optimal SWR, this article is for you! This isn't mandatory reading before tuning / adjusting you antenna, but it will give you a much better idea of WHY you're fiddling around with that funny meter.
Getting power to your CB radio isn't exactly user-friendly. Most CB radios come with bare-end positive and negative leads and it's up to YOU to figure out how to tap into your vehicle's electrical system. This article discusses your options.
Mounting a CB antenna in certain locations is asking for trouble. Remember these mounting tips to reduce the chance of post-installation headaches.