Home Cb Radio

A Home CB Radio is Fun for the whole Family!

Home CB radio use has made it a lot easier to communicate with family members, friends and various other acquaintances. Hectic lifestyles have made it fundamentally impossible to not communicate with one another on a daily basis. The use of cell phones has simplified things somewhat and has literally transformed the entire communication industry. However, if you're into outdoor sporting events, family recreation and other open-air hobbies, then a home CB radio may be a better option. In fact, home CB radio use is becoming a more popular alternative to cell phone use. Here are a few requirements needed to operate CB radios inside a home.

There are various types of antennas to purchase; however, an external antenna would be best for determining broadcast ranges. If you suspect that the antenna will be relatively high then notifying the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would be necessary. Many homeowners aren't familiar with regulations mandated by the FAA or FCC licensing for home CB radio use, but if you plan to operate ham radios then a license is required. If you are illegally operating CBs, there's a fine of $7,500 for unauthorized use of bandwidth mandated by the FCC.

The FAA will only have to be notified if you plan to exceed the 100 ft. in the air, and the majority "CB" towers don't exceed 50 feet. Nor will you need a FCC license for home CB radio use because they normally operate from the customary 11 meter band. It's the 10 meter band or ham radio in which you would need a license for operation.

There are a variety of sizes to choose from with home CB radios; however, if you choose to go with a large home CB radio then a high antenna would be necessary to reach certain range limitations. If you are considering communicating on a global level then you may want to consider ham radio use. Besides being lots of fun, it also makes a great business investment.

One of the first decisions to be made with home CB radio use is determining if you will be purchasing a "base" or "mobile" station with power pack attachment. The base stations are design to produce more power output than the mobile stations. Some users purchase mobile stations and soon afterwards attach a linear, which is illegal to use. An outside antenna would be necessary for home CB radio use as well; a simple directional or omni-directional antenna will suffice.

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