Installing a CB system is an art in itself.
So far, we have discussed the requisites for an overall perfect CB installation in any vehicle. Now being more specific, we would like to share some expert recommendations regarding the CB antenna installation with our readers.
It is proved that the CB antenna is the most important part that determines how your CB system will perform in the long run.
Therefore its installation needs to be technically accurate so that the users are save from facing any system glitches in the future.
Here are some standard CB antenna installation recommendations that we all need to keep in mind while assembling our CB systems
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1: Buy the CB antenna with the longest whip possible. These antennas receive and transmit more efficiently than the antennas of other sizes.
2: Select the highest and the clearest point on your vehicle where your antenna would be installed.
3: While installing the antenna, make sure you are in open ground or at a place where the terrain is clear.
4: Make sure the CB radio is switched off before you start installing, testing, and tuning your CB antenna.
5: Make all the connections adequately grounded to the chassis of your vehicle so that you can reduce the interference to the minimum and can increase the efficiency of your CB system to the maximum.
While you consider these recommendations, don’t forget the compatibility of your CB antenna with the rest of your CB system.
You must take Professional Guidance regarding this issue so that your CB radio and antenna are well able to work in perfect synchronization and coordination with each other.
It requires sheer expertise and diligence for getting everything set up in a way that can maximize the benefits you obtain from your CB system.
During installation, the connection between the CB radio and the CB antenna matters a lot.
It is the link that determines how strong your CB performance would be because it is through these connections that the CB antenna would transfer the signals to your CB radio and your message coming right from your CB radio would be conveyed out through the CB antenna.
For strengthening these functions, the health of your connecting cable and the connections made with it are very important.
The route that you choose for carrying your cable from the CB radio to the antenna is also of key importance. The things get a bit trickier when you are routing your cable into your vehicle.
The first consideration in this regard is that the route you select should be such that your system functions uninterruptedly without the wires being visible at all.
Experts recommend the following possible routes that would meet the criteria mentioned above well.
- The first option is the route through your vehicle’s door frame. Most of the cars have a rubber gasket between the door and the vehicle chassis. This point can serve as a safe route for the connecting cable and would also provide for the points of more permanent drilling.
- You can do it through your car’s window.
- The front side, i.e., the dashboard, can also be used for setting the route for your cable.
- You can also attach the cable to the car’s roof and move it along the roof until it reaches your CB radio.
- While moving your cable from the CB antenna to the CB radio through these routes, make sure that the wire is as neatly pinned up as possible so that you don’t face any hindrance while driving.
For the first-timers, things might be a bit unclear, so it is always good to seek help from the experts.