The biggest problem with CB radios is the antenna is not tuned. A Standing Wave Ratio meter is used to do that. About $20 that last time I looked. Generally your receive is good but without the tune low power gets out for transmit. They are easy to adjust at the antenna. You can also take it to a truck stop that install CB's and they can do it.
Jim and Jennie, Cats=Bittles and Potter, 2000 Dynasty 350 ISC
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