Choosing the right radio is one of the most important decisions in the life of a new amateur radio operator or more specifically a ‘Ham’. There can be many options in the market that can blur your thoughts and can lead you to choosing the wrong equipment for your first usage.
This choice can destroy your experience completely and you might never return to operating a Ham radio again. Sometimes the views of others can also change your mind drastically about your purchase.
There’s no better vehicle to install a CB in than a pickup truck! Apart from the rugged good looks and functionality a nice CB install adds, the pickup offers the most options when it comes to antenna and radio mounting.
As a general rule for all pickup antenna installations
A CB radio, with its complete set of accessories and properly installed antenna, will perform wonderfully well, no matter where it is mounted.
Generally these radios are mounted in the truck’s and used for on-road and off-road communication. But they are perfect for the home-based CB stations as well.
You can install your CB equipment even in your apartment but there is a special set of instructions that need to be followed for getting the CB radios on track while they are operating inside your apartment building.
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.
Just like a perfect installation is important for your 10 meter radio, on the same lines, effective protection of your 10 meter radio set is also highly imperative for the health and efficiency of your system.
The more you be careful in handling and maintaining your device, the more accurately your radio would perform for a very long time.