Yes it's almost summer and it's the time for building your cb summer antenna project. It does not matter whether you are thinking of a vertical cb antenna or a beam antenna. If you have the room go for the beam antenna. If you have a large budget and the room go for a large beam antenna. On the other hand if you are just starting out maybe you would be better to just build a two element beam antenna. That way you could use a simple tv antenna rotor to keep the costs down. The size also makes a difference on how far you want to transmit and receive. Just remember there are limits as to how far you can transmit and receive in the 11 meter cb radio band. I would not let that stop me from building a larger beam antenna.