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New CB Installed --Range?--

What range are you getting with the CB on your bike?

On a road test last night with a friend on his H-D Ultra I was getting 1/2 mile provided we were in sight of each other. A curve or hill between us and notta. I could hear him further out but he could not hear me. The communications we did have were excellent up to a max speed of ~60 mph (just did not happen to go faster) and all the other functions worked as well i.e. muting the music etc.

The new CB is installed. SWR is less than 1.5 at low mid and high channels. Squealch was set properly. As I had already placed ground wires (3 in accordance with the instructions) on the antenna way back I did not use the 3 ground wires that came with the CB kit. But now I will. Maybe they are shielded or something.

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It's about that.
I had high expectation on my cb too 5 years ago when I got the 2002 with it, but soon realized that it's just the same as a good FRS radio.

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Is it possible that he had his squelch up to high? Can your riding partner hear others at a distance?

I tend to turn the squelch up fairly high because of the amount of disruption and overall noise that can be generated without meaningful or sometimes understandable conversation.

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Is it possible that he had his squelch up to high? Can your riding partner hear others at a distance?

I tend to turn the squelch up fairly high because of the amount of disruption and overall noise that can be generated without meaningful or sometimes understandable conversation.

It was just two of us. I had my squelch adjusted properly and at times all the way open. My friend though is some what electronically challenged..

I am going to redo the grounds and check all the settings again....

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