how to hook up a linear to my cb?
I have what i believe to be a linear. it has 2 hookups on the back for ant. and xmtr. the front has 3 switches power on , ssb/am, and bil on./off how do i hook this up to my cb?
- Gone FishingLv 48 years agoFavorite Answer
Hook up the CB to a car. Hook up the CB antenna, and make sure that the standing wave is correct. Do not hook up a linear amp if your SWR (standing wave ratio) is bad. This can only damage your radio.
Place the linear amp in a position close to the unit. In a car, you can place the amp on the floor or mount it to the bottom of the CB radio using the side mount brackets
Unhook the CB antenna coaxial cable from the CF, and plug it into the input on the amp. Then hook up the jumper coaxial cable that comes with the amp to the output on the amp. Run the other end of the jumper cable to the back of the CB, and plug into the input for the antenna.
Hook up the standing wave ratio meter to the linear amp as per the directions on the meter. Run a SWR check again to make sure that it did not change. In most cases, it will stay the same, but if it changes, you will have to correct the problem.
FYI: If you get caught using a linear amp, you can be fined. People do use these amps, but they use them responsibly and have no problems with the FCC.
- 4 years ago
Linear amps on a CB are illegal. The blokes you hear are using tremendous antennas called beams, that listen the sign force in one direction, and rotate round making use of an electrical motor. Now, in case you have been to seem around for a 10 ( ten ) meter HAM linear amp, they in general will quilt CB, which is 11 ( eleven ) meter.