Cb Radio Accessories
No CB radio kit, no matter how small, is complete without CB radio accessories. Back in the good ol' days of CB radio, all you need was a transmitter and an antenna and you were good to go. The world of CB radio has come a long way, though, and now there are plenty of CB radio accessories that can take your experience to the next level. These CB radio accessories are pretty handy pieces of equipment to have for your CB radio set.
Microphones - A Must Have
Using a hand-held CB radio transmitter is fine and dandy sometimes, but I really like to use a microphone whenever I can. Microphones allow your voice to come in clearer than it would with a simple hand-held set - which works both ways. If others are using microphones, you will hear them better.
There are a million and a half microphones out there, so I have selected one of my favorites to share with you:
Cobra HGM-84 4-Pin HighGear Noise Canceling
If you use your CB radio while on the road (which most people do), having a handset with noise-canceling technology is a major plus. The Cobra HGM-84 does this in a slim, easy-to-hold casing. The only downside is that the push-to-talk button is on the right, so if you're a lefty who likes to use the thumb, you may want to find another microphone.
I absolutely love my noise filter. There's nothing more annoying than having to compete with noisy signals full of static. A noise filter basically reduces this static to an acceptable level. The higher-end filters can make a CB radio call - even at max range - sound clear as a bell. Noise filters are some of the most handy CB radio accessories out there.
An SWR meter is a valuable accessory because it allows you to tune your CB radio. It basically makes sure that the quality of the antenna matches up with that of the transmitter. This is important because an improperly-tuned antenna can actually mess up your radio set. Every CB radio enthusiast should have one of these in his or her set to keep the entire rig properly tuned.
There are plenty of CB radio accessories that are pretty useful, but I've found that the ones above are some of the most necessary ones to have in your kit. If you want the best performance from your kit, invest in a few must-have CB radio accessories.