My new CB install. For cruises, trips to Niagara and the such - Plus this is my highway machine for now. I have a CB in the truck (A better tuned Johnson Bearcat) but I figured I would toss this in the Civic for a neat little experiment..
I have no CB antenna. I've got my radio antenna dual-tuned for both FM (Of which I now pick up every station "on the dial") and the CB at 2 watts (peaking 4) with 1.5 SWR. It was REAL tough.
But I can use the CB and the radio at the same time, which I didn't expect. The CB noise is also very low. I can recieve from 45 miles away, and broadcast to just about 4 miles.
Also, I built a positive power buss to run my car accessories off. Fuse box, leads and everything but a ground make it simple to hardwire stuff like the radar detector and CB.