How to Use a GMRS Repeater for Longer Range: A Guide

To use a GMRS repeater, your radio must have this capability built-in. This is true for fixed mount mobiles like the Midland MXT-500 and MXT-575, as well as handheld GMRS radios like the Baofeng UV-9G. While programming varies from model to model, the basic principle is that repeater channels are already set up on the radio and can be modified by the user. These channels correspond to the 8 high power GMRS channels on the receive side, but when using them your radio transmits on an offset frequency that's 5 MHz higher. It may sound complicated, but once you understand the basics, it's easy to set up and use these features.

By: Jeremy Neisser As someone who enjoys using GMRS radios for outdoor adventures, I’ve often heard the term “repeater capable” thrown around when discussing radio features. But what does it actually mean? In this article, I’ll explain how to use a GMRS repeater to increase your coverage area and stay in touch with your group … Read more

CB Antenna Tuning Instructions: An Easy & Complete Guide

To tune your antenna, you will need a short length of coaxial cable, an SWR meter, and a suitable location to park your vehicle. Once you have connected the SWR meter and jumper lead to your radio and antenna, you can begin measuring the SWR on different channels. The objective is to get the SWR readings as close as possible, ideally reaching a 1.5:1 ratio or lower.

By: Jeremy Neisser CB Antenna Tuning OverviewBefore using your CB radio, it is crucial to tune your antenna properly. The process involves adjusting the SWR to ensure an accurate and efficient broadcast signal. In this article, I will provide step-by-step instructions on how to tune your antenna and troubleshoot any potential issues.To tune your antenna, … Read more

How to Increase Watts on CB Radio: A Step-by-Step Guide

In this article, I will guide you through the step-by-step process of increasing watts on CB radio. You will learn how to pick the right location, install a good antenna, invest in an amplifier, and use the radio's manual squelch. Additionally, I will provide you with pro tips on how to choose the right CB radio for a specific application, look for an RF gain, choose the right channel, and master the codes.

By: Jeremy NeisserA citizen’s band or CB radio is a public and personal two-way radio service. It operates on a frequency band of 40 channels with a frequency of 27 MHz. These frequencies are used for transmission and reception on every channel. Increasing wattage can improve the overall performance of the radio. There are several … Read more

How Can I Increase My Transmission Range? Step-by-Step

How Can I Increase My Transmission Range?: The distance you can communicate with your walkie-talkie is a function of signal strength, antenna gain, weather and atmospheric conditions, terrain, building materials, and other obstructions between the transmitter and receiver.

By: Jeremy NeisserThe distance you can communicate with your walkie-talkie is a function of signal strength, antenna gain, weather and atmospheric conditions, terrain, building materials, and other obstructions between the transmitter and receiver. Table of Contents How can I increase my transmission range?Increase Power Output (transmission)How does Signal Quality change as my transmission increases?The characteristics … Read more

CB Radio Interference: Resolving Electrical and Engine Noise

Electrical noise can occur when the CB radio's power source is not properly grounded or shielded. This can cause a buzzing or humming sound that can make it difficult to hear or understand transmissions. Engine noise, on the other hand, is caused by the electrical interference generated by the vehicle's ignition system. This can result in a high-pitched whine or static that can also make communication difficult.

By: Jeremy Neisser CB radios have been a popular means of communication for truckers, off-roaders, and other enthusiasts for decades. However, interference can be a common problem that can make communication difficult or even impossible. Two of the most common types of interference are electrical noise and engine noise.Electrical noise can occur when the CB … Read more

Lower SWR on Antenna: Tips for Improved Signal Quality

In this article, I will discuss what causes a high SWR, tips to choose an SWR meter, and what happens if SWR is too high. Additionally, I will provide a conclusion summarizing the key takeaways from this guide.

By: Jeremy Neisser Are you struggling to optimize the performance of your radio and antenna due to high SWR? Look no further as I provide a step-by-step guide and valuable tips to lower SWR on CB antenna. By following these instructions, you can ensure that your equipment is working at its best and prevent damage.In … Read more