Friday, September 1, 2017

CB antenna to ham radio. Post #1237.


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Excellent, well-paced video from "Musings" showing us one way to convert a 5/8 wave CB antenna for ham radio use.  Depending on your interests, this video can help you transform an old 11 meter (CB) antenna into an effective vertical antenna for 20, 15, or 10 meters with just a few shop tools and a little imagination. I've converted a few 108-inch/274.32 cm CB whip antennas (from Radio Shack) into usable 10 meter vertical antennas without much difficulty. While this video has a bit of a learning curve, it shouldn't be too hard to copy the procedures shown and build your own, inexpensive HF vertical antenna from unused or discarded CB antennas.

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