CB FAQs

CB Radio Features - Talkback
Talkback lets you hear your voice when you transmit.  Your voice will come through the speaker in the CB, or through an external speaker if you have one plu...
CB Radio Operation - Front Panel Controls
NOTE:  Not all models have the following controls. SQUELCH - Squelch controls the audio of the radio, turning it on or off.  If the squelch is turned do...
CB Radio Operation - Programming Dual Watch (model 75 WX ST)
Dual Watch lets you program the radio to monitor 2 specific channels.  It will constantly monitor these channels for activity. Tune to the 1st channel y...
Where can I install my CB?
With modern vehicles it has become difficult to find a spot for a CB radio.  Traditionally, a CB was mounted under-dash.  However most vehicles now have a c...
Where can I connect the power leads?
RADIOS WITH 2 POWER LEADS The red wire is typically connected to a fuse in the fuse box.  Choose one of these fuses: If you want the CB to turn off when y...
How to check the SWR
29 LX-SERIES These models have a built-in SWR meter.  Proceed as follows: Park at least 20 feet away from trees and buildings.  Close all doors, hood, and...
How to adjust SWR
Before attempting any adjustments, review the documentation for your antenna to see how it should be adjusted.  A variety of methods are used depending on t...
How can I use a mobile CB in my home?
You will need a DC power supply and a base station antenna. The power supply should have an output between 12 to 14 volts DC.  The power supply must be rat...
My radio gets short range
First check the front-panel settings of your radio: Turn the squelch control all the way down. If your radio has an RF Gain control, turn it all the way up...
My radio will not turn on
Check the fuse in the power lead.  If it is blown, then try replacing it.  Model 148 takes a 3 amp fuse, and all other models take a 2 amp fuse. If the rad...