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Antenna type,length,etc i would like to get more power from my cb so if there is any hints or tips for a higher power output i would love it. the main thing iam after is what type of antenna, what length, and diameter,also isit true the higher the better. thanx for any feedback

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Yes it is true that higher is better. First try a "Silver Rod" you may clamp it on to a long Scaffold pole to get it even higher but be sure to tie guy lines to it in case it falls or take it down in high winds. If you need a mobile solution look for "twigs"(aerials) that have at least one "coil" on them, you can get ones with more these are better. Lastly the longest you can find, higher up, and least coaxial cable that you can will all help. If it is legal where you are you could install a "Burner" though these are illegal in the U.K.

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Please give me some feed back.

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If you antenna SWR are way out ( too high ) you may have burrned the final or driver up when you hooked it up to do the antenna adjustment. Also be sure to turn the high power switch on to adjust the antenna SWR or the SWR meter won't read correctly, if the RF power is too low. Good Luck
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