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Can't get your CB antenna's SWR within a reasonable range? Going crazy trying to troubleshoot the problem? Our guide can help.
An understanding of electrical resistance is required to successfully troubleshoot most CB electrical issues. This guide discusses the principle of resistance and basic multimeter use.
Far and away, the most common cause of high-SWR is an improperly grounded antenna. This guide discusses how to use a multimeter to determine if your installation is properly grounded.
A defective coax cable will result in sky-high SWR. Fortunately, testing coax is very straightforward.
A defective antenna will result in high SWR. Testing is very similar to coax testing, and easy with a multimeter.
It's not uncommon for people to struggle with off-the-charts SWR readings only to realize their meter wasn't connected properly! Here's how to make sure your meter is properly installed.
Occasionally the tuning process will indicate that you need to further increase/decrease the length of your antenna. Here's what to do if you've reached the limit of how far the antenna will lengthen.
Have great SWR readings from your antenna, but struggling to talk more than a 1/2 mile? It's probably time to upgrade your antenna.
CB radios are rarely the cause of problems. Issues can almost always be traced back to an antenna, coax or grounding issue. However, there are a few radio-related issues discussed in this article.
Electrical noise picked up by your CB can distort your signal and make it difficult to hear incoming transmissions. Moving a few wires or installing a filter may solve the problem.
An open can be a result of improper assembly, and can cause high SWR readings in your CB radio and antenna install.
Having performance issues on a vehicle with a limited metal chassis? You may need to consider no-ground plan CB equipment.