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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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