Tuning a CB Whip for use on the 10 Meter Ham Band. Post #1246.


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If you have a few old CB antennas around your shack, why not covert some of them into 10 meter mobile or home station use?  My current 10 meter vertical antenna is a cut down 108-inch/274.32 cm steel CB whip I bought years ago at Radio Shack.  Used as a ground plane antenna, this converted CB antenna does a good job on 10 meters when the band opens.

In this video by Tony (KD8RTT) and his brother Andy (KK4LWR), we see a simple way of modifying a CB whip antenna for use on the 10 meter Amateur Radio Band.  Their MFJ HF/VHF SWR analyzer helps in the trimming process.

Don't let that old CB antenna go to waste.  Convert it now into a simple, effective mobile or portable antenna.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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