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Tuning a CB Whip for use on the 10 Meter Ham Band. Post #1550.

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3Oho0lcbis. There are still many unused CB (Citizens Band) antennas collecting dust at garage sales, auctions, estate sale, and your neighborhood recycling center.  You can put these antennas to good use on the 10 Meter Amateur Radio band by making a few easy adjustments with a wire cutter and an antenna SWR analyzer. Tony (KD8RTT) and his brother, Andy (KK4LWR) do just that in this well-made video tutorial.  In this case, Tony and Andy trim and test a coil shortened mobile CB whip for the 10 Meter band. The vertical element is trimmed and checked frequently with a MFJ-259B SWR Analyzer.  If you feel ambitious, try a similar procedure with one of those 102 in/259.08 cm steel whip antennas used on big trucks.  Years ago, I converted one of these large whip antennas to the 10 Meter band and mounted it on a telescoping fiberglass mast with four elevated radi

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

If you can't view this video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3Oho0Icbis. 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. For the latest Amateur Radio News and Information, please visit these websites: http://www.HawaiiARRL.info. https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com. https://bigislan

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Tuning a CB Whip for use on the 10 Meter Ham Band. Post #803.

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3Oho0lcbis.  In this video, Tony (KD8RTT) and his brother Andy (KK4LWR) show us how to convert an old CB mobile antenna into a mobile Amateur Radio antenna.  You can probably find a lot of old CB antennas are moving and garage sales, so you may be able to get one of this antennas for a cheap price.  I've converted several 102 inch/259.02 cm CB whips into very inexpensive 10 meter ground plane antennas for my shack.  My cost was free, since I got them from a garage sale and the owner just wanted to get rid of them.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are update daily. Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Tuning a CB Whip for use on the 10 Meter Ham Band

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this address into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/m3Oho0lcbis.  If you need a cheap, effective 10 meter mobile antenna, a CB mobile antenna may be just what you're looking for.  Tony (KD8RTT) and his brother Andy (KK4LWR) show how easy it is to adapt an inexpensive CB antenna (11 meter band) for the 10 meter amateur radio band.  Tony and Andy discuss how to trim the CB mobile antenna so that its new frequency range falls into to the 10 meter amateur radio band. Tony and Andy trimmed the mobile whip so it resonated at 28.500 MHz, making the antenna usable for both technician and general class hams.  With a little care and attention to detail, your old CB mobile antenna can get a new life on 10 meters. For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.  Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  This is post #670 of a contin