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Old 10-18-2009, 12:02 AM   #1
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hey guys, i was wondering if any of you local to the Los angeles area has a SWR meter i can borrow to tune my CB? thanks
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:23 AM   #2
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Your better off buying one. Seriously. They're only $15 from rightchannelradios. I was trying to do the same thing (borrow one) but reasoned that having my own to tune/check my radio was worth The $15.
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what type of CB did you buy?
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I have one. I think HBmurphy still has it, but I'm sure it'll be at SCMD5.
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Old 10-18-2009, 08:56 PM   #5
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what type of CB did you buy?
i got a cobra ultra III from walmart. the reviews seem pretty good. so hopefully its good enough. lol

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I have one. I think HBmurphy still has it, but I'm sure it'll be at SCMD5.
cool. would you be willing to help me tune my radio? haha
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:04 PM   #6
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I thought you had to tune your radio in an open area in order to get decent SWR reads?
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:06 PM   #7
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well hell I need to tune mine too. so tuning day at scmd5?
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:09 PM   #8
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30' from any buildings or tall structures (including trees) is sufficient
damnit! I drove all the way to the beach for an open area.
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:10 PM   #9
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well hell I need to tune mine too. so tuning day at scmd5?
Yours sounded pretty clear when we were at Holy Jim and on the way there. I dont know if thats bc mine is tuned or yours but, either way, you sound clear on this end.
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its clear at close but half a mile away to 1 mile away it sound fuzzy thats going in and going out
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:14 PM   #11
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its clear at close but half a mile away to 1 mile away it sound fuzzy thats going in and going out
O. Did you turn off your CB right after you exited the trail?
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nope i had it on all the way til i passed you, I turned it off at in n out.
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:17 PM   #13
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Lol. Get it tuned. I was on Jamboree & Santiago Canyon/Chapman and I was trying to talk but I figured you had turned it off or something. I dont think you were too far behind me since you passed me right after I pulled into Pollo Loco
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In any case, CB TUNING AT SCMD5!!
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I bought SWR meter from Fry's for $12. I was able to tune my CB to 1.4 for Chans 1, 20 & 40. I'm using 21" loaded antenna mounted on the roof.

I can hear others but don't know yet if they can hear me. I'll probably test it on the next meet.
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