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[–]i_cansmellthat[S] 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (3 children)

So, say you have access to radio towers of around 300-400 feet. If you set the radio up at the base of this tower, would that give you access to a couple hundred miles? And is weather a factor?

I haven't read an intro guide on cb radios yet. My dad builds radio towers, I need to pick his brain this weekend!

[–]Broken-needles350 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (2 children)

mmm, well, you wouldnt wanna go that tall, the losses, even with the best coax the losses would outweigh the gains unless you put in a 100-250 watt kicker behind your radio, then it would help. preferrably you would want 80 foot tower max.

my ranges are by my area, i get prolly 60 miles tops in certain directions, with my antenna about 30 feet high.

this is a good starter video for ya :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaWaskIZh40

[–]i_cansmellthat[S] 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

Thank you!

[–]Broken-needles350 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Your welcome 😁