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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q) Can I connect an external speaker to the CB?
  • Yes, there is a standard 3.5mm jack socket on the back of this radio for an external speaker.
    Plugging a speaker into this will cut all sound out of the internal speaker.
    Product Link : Extension Speakers

Q) What position should the Mic Gain control be in?
  • Mic Gain is a volume control for your transmitted audio... if this is turned down you will transmit silence.

    Under normal use, this control should be turned up fully clockwise.

Q) What position should the RF Gain control be in?
  • RF Gain is the receiver sensitivity control... if this is turned down you will only hear people very close to you.

    Under normal use, this control should be turned up fully clockwise.

Q) Why have an RF Gain control?
  • In the "olden days" CB's had RF gain control so that if you were receiving interference from a strong signal on a nearby channel, you could turn the receiver sensitivity down and get rid of the interference, while still (hopefully) being able to hear the person you were speaking to.

    Nowadays, there are fewer users on the CB (and double the number of channels there used to be), and modern CB's are much better filtered so the chance of getting such interference is much less, so the need for the RF gain control isn't really there anymore.

Q) Why have a Mic Gain control?
  • In the "olden days" of CB, power microphones were very popular with users, in an effort to make their transmitted audio louder than standard.

    With these mics, there was often the need to turn the transmitted volume down within the set (although the mics usually had/have a volume control also), in order to avoid "overmodulation" (distortion).

    Nowadays, most CB's use a different type of microphone insert, and power mics don't make that much difference (except add distortion if turned up too far) so the need for the Mic Gain control is not so great.

    99.9% of people will be best suited to having the Mic Gain control turned up fully.

Q) Where is the CB's speaker?
  • Like most CB's the speaker is on the underside.

Q) Can i still talk/listen on the CB when the CB is in PA mode?
  • No, switching over to PA disables the receive and transmit functions of the CB, so instead of being transmitted, your voice comes out of the PA speaker at high volume!

Q) Does the PA facility have a volume control
  • Yes, the CB's main volume control acts as a volume control for the PA, allowing you to adjust it so that you avoid feedback but still get a good loud sound.

Q) How do you change the Frequency Band to the UK band?
  • 1 ... With the radio switched off, put the "F/OFF" switch to "F" and turn on the radio

    2 ... Select the UK code by going up or down through the available codes with the channel knob

    3 ... Put the"F/OFF" switch to "OFF"

    4 ... Quickly switch the CB off then on again to confirm and store the selected band code

    If you go abroad, this is the procedure you should use to choose the apprpriate frequency band for where you are travelling.

Q) Whats with the 'swinging needle' signal display?
  • This is swings and roundabouts...

    One one hand, you get to see much finer graduations of signal (good for assisting people in testing, as the needle signal meters show very slight differences in signal, whereas the LCD segment displays cannot show this so well). This can be down to "a needles' width".

    On the other hand, the swinging needle displays like the Walkers' are not so easy to see at a distance, and cannot be read so easily at a glance as the LCD type.


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