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 Post subject: SWR Meter
PostPosted: Thu 03-17-2011 2:37PM 
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Anyone have one?

I'm looking to find one to tune a CB antenna when I decide which one.

I'm looking at this one, and if anyone else has experience with setup and tuning, please let me know

http://www.rightchannelradios.com/fires ... a-214.html


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 Post subject: Re: SWR Meter
PostPosted: Fri 03-18-2011 11:21AM 
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An SWR meter? Those make you stupid! The school ham club, W0EEE, probably has a meter you could use. They have meetings on Thursdays.

Is this going to be a mobile setup? Check out http://k0bg.com. He's a ham, but he has a lot of good information that would apply to a cb antenna system as well. In particular the parts about positioning the antenna so that it has a proper counterpoise are important.

The best cb antenna are the $20 108" whips. They sell them at Radio Shack. Don't use springs from radioshack though. They are rust POS.

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 Post subject: Re: SWR Meter
PostPosted: Mon 03-21-2011 9:31PM 
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Thanks p8m,

that info helps a ton.


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 Post subject: Re: SWR Meter
PostPosted: Tue 04-12-2011 7:16PM 
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Welcome to my area of expertise. We (The W0EEE club) have a few. One is too large for comfort but we have a real nice bird wattmeter that can measure reflected power, which is all you need for tuning antennas. Pm me and I'll hook you up.


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