American Radio Relay League Field Day 2021 is on Monday, June 28, 2021: How to beef up my cb radio cobra 25 ltd?
Monday, June 28, 2021 is American Radio Relay League Field Day 2021. Field Day Field Day Logo
King Delta zero Alpha Foxtrot King has pretty much said it. The use of directional antennas and amplification on the Citizen's Band is illegal.
The penalties for violation include a $10,000 fine and confiscation of the equipment.
If you are interested in amateur radio, there are a lot of resources you can get. The fee for taking the exam is $14.00 now, there is no fee for the license itself. In other words, you will have to pay to take the test, but when you pass, the FCC will not charge you a fee for the license, and when you renew, there will be no charge.
I'll attach a couple of links here, that may give you some encouragement with pursuing a hobby I've been involved in since 1968.
The first is a very well done webpage put together by the American Radio Relay League, and the second is a press release sent out by the League in preparation for this weekend's Field Day, our annual excursion into the world of swatting mosquitos and preparing for emergencies.
In the mean time, check out Radio Shack and see if you can get an omnidirectional antenna for your CB, and you may also need a powersupply to run it in the house. You can also put together an antenna on your own, and if you wish, send me an e-mail and I'll be glad to tell you more about Ham radio. I've been in this long enough to recognize that someone on a CB might be a future ham.
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So, by 'EMF meeter' do you mean:
RF Field Meter?
Regardless, if you are looking for something to help with radio transmitting/receiving, such as a RF Field Meter or a SWR Meter, you can get those at Radio shack. As for the other stuff, any decent online electronics hobby company should be able to help. As for less than 20 bucks, that is debatable. I would suggest buying what you need at a local Radio Shack (SAVE YOUR RECEIPT!!!!!!) use it for what you need, then put it back in the box and return it in less than 30 days (or 14 days at some Rad Shack stores)
I would check out the electronics pages at Ebay, Amazon, Best Buy, and Overstock to see if you can pick one up for cheap. Also try Googling 'RF meters' or 'used RF Meters'
Also check out the American Radio Relay League, try to find local radio hobby/ Ham radio groups in your area. Those groups are full of people with all kinds of testing equipment, and they usually love to lend a hand to someone who is into electronics.