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I can only hear people close to me on my CB, what could be the problem?

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Sounds like a problem with the antenna system. Test with a VSWR meter (also called a "standing-wave" meter) if the antenna system is OK. Also, what happens if you connect a different CB radio to the antenna? This will tell you if the problem is with the antenna or with the CB radio.

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