Nice effort and very good overall, but there's misleading info and several inaccuracies in sections 3 & 7. To get a better understanding of how a CB antenna actually works, and why both a ground and a ground plane (placement of the antenna on a large flat metal surface) are important
, I suggest your readers pick up a good CB book (from eBay
or wherever) or view some of the ham radio sites describing/discussing vertical dipole antennas in mobile applications - exactly what a CB antenna is.
In fact, if you keep an eye on eBay, you can even occasionally find older military training manuals discussing radio fundamentals, including mobile vertical dipole antennas similar to a CB antenna.
The CB books are often written for beginners, so are usually the easiest to read and understand. They're also written directly for CB, while you can only use the general theory from the other sources mentioned, which will have to be converted to CB, since they're discussing other radio services, other frequencies, and similar.