How to boost CB output

Updated May 31, 2023

CB radio in Smokey and the BanditUniversal StudiosEven with all the weather forecasting apps and telematics in the world, there's sometimes no substitute for the good old-fashioned citizen's band radio and the network of other knowledgeable, local drivers. Weather events like this one in Wyoming and this one in Texas only heighten the importance of this line of communication, but how to boost the CB's actual output when you can't hear or be heard? 

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Here's a guide to what you'll need to properly diagnose and fix whatever ails your CB:

Now let's look at the usual suspects for weak CB output.

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