January 16, 2016

Peaking CBs

A reader of the blog asked about "peaked" CBs available for sale online, and whether they were worth the extra price charged.

This was a good question, as peaked CBs were one of those things that I forgot about over the years.

Short answer: No.

Unless I personally knew the person who worked on it, and knew they were competent, I wouldn't trust any peaking modifications, or pay extra for them.

However, for those of you with an interest, nominal skill in electronics, and basic test equipment, there is this:

seg-cvr

http://www.cbcintl.com/segbook.htm

I have an older copy of this book from the late 1980s.  It has a lot of good information on repairing and peaking CB radios.

With the knowledge in this book, a little self-confidence, and some basic electronics tools, you can peak your CBs and otherwise make sure they're operating at their best.

It's a must-have for the resilient communications library, especially if you run CB gear.

 

 

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