How to Set SWR on a 102-Inch Whip Antenna
By Scott Knickelbine
, last updated March 13, 2012
All CB antennas must be tuned, and whip antennas are no exception. Setting the proper Standing Wave Ratio (SWR) on your 102-inch whip antenna will ensure that you maximize the signal strength of your CB transmitter without either drawing too much power from the transmitter or overpowering the antenna. Fortunately for the novice, whip antennas are among the easiest to tune, providing you have the right equipment. Generally an SWR meter and some simple hand tools are all that are needed.