Cb Radio Modifications

CB radio modifications have become more and more popular these days as mobile phones have become widespread and commonplace. This is in an effort to keep the CB radio hobby current and competitive, which means many operators take extensive advantage of the latest CB radio modifications out there in the community. Some CB radio modifications may technically be illegal, and others may be quite expensive, but all of them are certainly interesting and intriguing for a CB radio enthusiast.

Why do People use CB Radio Modifications?

CB radio modifications have several different purposes. One purpose is to customize and personalize a radio set and make it unique. Most of these mods are visual in nature, and do not really affect performance. Another purpose is to actually tinker with the radio's performance, such as power, range, and audio clarity. These CB radio modifications are definitely the most frequently used ones today.

What can Modifications do?

There are natural limitations to the CB radio field, due to the restrictions placed on the hobby by the FCC and other governments. CB radios are limited to a certain degree of power and range. CB radio modifications attempt to adjust the radio to get around these limitations, or to simply provide more ability in general.

What are the most popular Mods?

One of the most popular CB radio modifications over the last 40 years or so is modifying a CB radio to operate in the 10-meter band. This band, operating in the 28-29.7 Mhz range, is reserved for amateur radio use. Normal CB radio operations are reserved for the 11-meter band, or around 27 Mhz. By modifying a radio to work in the 10-meter band range, an operator can communicate with others in the 28-29.7 Mhz range with a CB radio.

Other modifications include increasing the wattage (power) of a system through amplifiers. A linear amplifier is the most common way to do this. This device basically takes an outgoing signal and adds more power to it, giving it increased range. Although the FCC legally limits range of a CB radio unit to 150 miles, amplified CB radio sets can communicate farther than that - although at risk of the operator being fined!

Operators also like to increase the number of channels that can be reached with a CB radio tuner and receiver. Normally, a CB radio is limited to 40 channels. But, with the right CB radio modifications, a CB radio can access more and more channels - giving the user more and more options.

Other Great Hobbies

Miniature Model House

Collectible Brands

DIY Magazine

RC Models - Radio-controlled Models

Checkout