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SWR Meter

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by heffer, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Oct 18, 2009 at 12:02 AM
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    heffer

    heffer [OP] Well-Known Member

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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
     
  2. Oct 18, 2009 at 12:23 AM
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    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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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.
     
  3. Oct 18, 2009 at 8:39 AM
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    what type of CB did you buy?
     
  4. Oct 18, 2009 at 7:21 PM
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    I have one. I think HBmurphy still has it, but I'm sure it'll be at SCMD5.
     
  5. Oct 18, 2009 at 8:56 PM
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    i got a cobra ultra III from walmart. the reviews seem pretty good. so hopefully its good enough. lol

    cool. would you be willing to help me tune my radio? haha
     
  6. Oct 18, 2009 at 9:04 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    I thought you had to tune your radio in an open area in order to get decent SWR reads?
     
  7. Oct 18, 2009 at 9:06 PM
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    well hell I need to tune mine too. so tuning day at scmd5?
     
  8. Oct 18, 2009 at 9:09 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    damnit! I drove all the way to the beach for an open area. :frusty::rant:
     
  9. Oct 18, 2009 at 9:10 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    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.
     
  10. Oct 18, 2009 at 9:12 PM
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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
     
  11. Oct 18, 2009 at 9:14 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    O. Did you turn off your CB right after you exited the trail?
     
  12. Oct 18, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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    nope i had it on all the way til i passed you, I turned it off at in n out.
     
  13. Oct 18, 2009 at 9:17 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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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
     
  14. Oct 18, 2009 at 9:17 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    In any case, CB TUNING AT SCMD5!!
     
  15. Oct 18, 2009 at 9:26 PM
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    I got stuck behind a jeep coming down, he was going slow. I came up on him at 70
     
  16. Oct 18, 2009 at 9:34 PM
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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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