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Thinking about installing a Linear Amp on the CB. Besides boosting the transmit power, would this help in reception? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Then, there is the radio wave legal limit distance to a human being. Lots of fools put linears on auto cb, with antenna magnetic mount over their heads, and radiate them selfs. (not healthy) Be happy or change out to another radio type.
Right-o!<...>USUALLY a higher gain antenna is a better fix than more power.... but a 5/8 wave antenna would be quite awkward on a motorcycle and your ground plane is VERY lacking on a motorcycle.
My HAM Rig on my bike gives me 120W on HF, 50W on VHF and UHF. I have it turned down to 5W because that antenna is but a few feet from my head. A real concern on a motorcycle as compared to cages. But given the age of most Wing riders, there are to be no more offspring, so at least you, or your wife, won't be giving birth to a two headed mutant cow anytime soon if you chose to add a linear amplifier to the CB.Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Personal (HERP)
What it WILL do is to annoy the crap out of everyone else trying to use their CB in your vicinity. Please don't.Thinking about installing a Linear Amp on the CB. Besides boosting the transmit power, would this help in reception? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Best decison, because as everyone pointed out it will just cause you problems. Now find a ham radio operator and ask them to tune your antenna for you. Trust me, it will help both your trans./rec. side of the CB if the antenna is matched to the radio. This is something that the factory or your dealer does not do. A SWR match of 1:1 is perfect but anything close will be an improvement.Thanks to all who replied. Guess I will forego the expense and possible problems. :thumbup: