How can I make CB stronger

Discussion in 'Communications And Radio' started by joel, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. joel

    joel Junior Member

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    Not much of a wizard on this but wondering if the strength of the CB can be increased for more distance, can this unit accept a bigger lithium crystal or am I on the wrong thought. If anyone has upgraded the CB for better distance, please give me some ideas, thanks, I looked through history on this here but didn't find anything.
     
  2. awall

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    Better antena and a power compresion mic. There is not much tunning that you can do to the newer CB radios.
     
  3. silentflyer

    silentflyer Active Member

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    awall is right, a better antenna (more gain), a power mic increases modulation. Of course on a bike the ground plane for the antenna is a bit limited, and that affects antenna gain. There are some "booster" units for the output side but they are illeagal, take a lot of input power, and with a bike you are a bit limited with amps from the battery/charging system. Not to mention I am not sure what excess EMF from a booster might do to the "brain" that drives all the electonics on newer bikes. And then there is the FCC, who takes a real dim view of the things.
     
  4. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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  5. Vibratinharley

    Vibratinharley Junior Member

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    The best you can do is to have an antenna that is matched to your radio with the lowest SWR ( Standing wave ratio) you can get which in turn allows your radio to have its maximum power going out through antenna as opposed to being reflected back to radio.