Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Southern Oregon
If your going to go with a single antenna and use a splitter then you'll want to use an antenna designed for CB use. Your am/fm antenna are receive only antennas and not a lot of design goes into them, they are just a metal rod stuck into the air. When using a splitter you should get one that you can tune, this will provide for the best CB operation and AM/FM reception. One other point, when ever you insert any device between the transmitter and the antenna your going to have loss and depending on the quality of the device will depend on just how much loss. Most manufactures will have it there device labled with how much loss the device causes. 1 dB of loss or less is acceptable, anything higher is a waste of energy and money, for every 3 dB of loss it cost you half of your rated power.
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