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CB linear

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Junebug55210, May 10, 2011.

  1. May 10, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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    Junebug55210

    Junebug55210 [OP] 2011 TRD Sport 4x4

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    I'm wanting to get a cb linear for my radio but have no idea how to choose one. I've read that you need to have the right crystals and freq. for your radio. I know how to hook them up but no idea how to pick on out. Can anyone help me?
     
  2. May 10, 2011 at 11:47 AM
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    kd8awe

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    Why would you want one? Most CB's don't have enough wattage output to drive the linear. What I mean is... all newer CB's are linited to 4 watts of RF output. Most good linears need a 25-50 watt driver (RF input from the CB) in order to reach their max RF output. Linears are not set up to operate on the 11meter band (CB). They are set up to operate on HAM radio bands. ALso they are illegal to use on CB's.

    IF you really want to talk a long distance... Take the test to get your Amateur Radio license. It's easy to get. You can talk a lot greater distance. Contact a local Amateur radio club in your area and they can get you started. Most clubs are very helpfull and would be happy to help you.
     
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