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    Default Hw easy to install a amplifier to cb after its installed????

    Ok, i am wondering how easy it would be to install a amplifier for my cb radio after I've install my cb (cb being set up and running for like a few months). Everything all together is gonna cost over $300, so I was just kinda thinking maybe I should not buy the amp and buy it later whenever I actually have the money for it. But I was just wondering if I could install it ok after the cb is installed or would it be a biatch to install an amp after everything else is already installed. Someone please let me know because I dont want to cause problems with my setup, I want to do it the easiest way possible. Thank you!!!!

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    It's illegal to use an amplifier with your CB I thought?

    If you have the Uniden 68 just get it tuned and peaked and that will be perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyVOLVOrob
    It's illegal to use an amplifier with your CB I thought?
    yeah... so... :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmaartAasSaabr
    Quote Originally Posted by crazyVOLVOrob
    It's illegal to use an amplifier with your CB I thought?
    yeah... so... :roll:
    FCC? Huge ass fine? Why do you need an amplifier if you don't plan on transmitting

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyVOLVOrob
    FCC? Huge *BEEP* fine? Why do you need an amplifier if you don't plan on transmitting
    Every trucker out there save perhaps a few is pushing out a LOT more than 4 watts on their CB's...

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    I am pushing 7-14 and i have a small radio. You can tune a uniden pc68 to around 14+

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    legal or not, i dont really care. Its not like the FCC is gonna come check my car. And if a cop or something pulls me over, I plan on havng the amp under my seat so he cant see it. so the legal issue doesnt bother me a bit.

    Though I may not be transmitting it will still help me recieve farther. I'm just trying to get the most coverage of a speed trap or something.

    How many miles do you think I could hear if I just got the uniden pc68xl peaked and tuned? If you can anyway convince me that I DONT need to and just get one and peak and tuned that that will be just fine, then do it. I'd love to save some money. But I'm just trying to get the best to save my *BEEP* So if a amplifier isnt a neccisary, convice me. Would I really get enough advance warning or a speed trap with it just peaked and tuned?

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    I have yet to hear that amplifying your radio increases it's reception range

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    ok useing a amp is to have more power to transmit far far away but on most amps they have a pre amp that is used to improve reception range that is a 10db gain but with this option you will hear more noise it will help you hear better signals that you can barely hear its good in way but bad in way to. more noise 8).here is a great little amp that i would get if i was u that kicks A++ a texasstar V+ MODulator 1 Pill 2290 final. 150 watt swing with a 2 watt deadkey and it takes very little power off you battery and it wont mess with you electronics at all.


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    ok, well I guess you've talked me out of getting an amp. you along with a few other people, and the fact that I dont really have the money for it. So, no amp now. And I think i'm gonna go with a wilson 500 antenna. Hopefully I'll get enough range to make me happy.

 

 

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