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10 foot army whip

Discussion in 'Communication (CB | GPS | HAM)' started by tacomuncher, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. tacomuncher

    tacomuncher 1/2 ton status

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    i got a big army whip i riged it all up but it dosnt get the rang that i though it would dose anyone know of anything that coulg help the range out.
     
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    Not designed for 11 meter (CB). I'd check those SWR's and see if you're burning up your radio.
     
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    It's either for 6 meters or 12 meters, unless there's a loading coil on the end. 6 Meters sounds about right though, 50 Mhz VHF
     
  4. tacomuncher

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    what are the loading coil all about? and the meters im a dumb ass tell me more
     
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    CB is 11 meter. 6 meter and 12 meter are different freq range. Trying too use a 6 meter antenna with a 11 meter radio you'll burning up your radio because of high SWR's.
     
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    I always thought good range was accomplished with POWER,,,
    lots of it:D

    have a 250w linear for my Cobra radio, did real nice "down the range":D
     
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    Power can be a good thing sometimes, but you have too match your antenna to your radio. I've ran a linar amp or two in my time, and I'm sure I'll run another one sooner or later, but like I said, you must use equipment that are designed too work together. In this case, a 6 meter antenna with a 11 meter radio will cause high SWR's and burn up the finals in the 11 meter radio.
     
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    I don't disagree with you at all on that,,,just goofin about the "long range" thing,,,

    MORE POWER,,,ARGH ARGH ARGH :haha:
     
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    I'd have too go with modulation over plain power. Put some swing in that thang !!!!!
     
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    fixed it for ya :D
     
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    :D thank u for the help i use it today out on some hills and i got some ok range. i haven't changed anything. i ran into a army officer at a radioshack who had a active cucv m1009 blazer with a crap load of antenas on it and he said something about a unit that u could use to boost the signal he didn't know what it was called but im sure ill figure it out.
     
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    A linar maybe ??? I'm telling you, you need too check the SWR's !!!!!! If that antenna is as off as I think it is, your SWR's will be through the roof. High SWR's can damage your radio.
     
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    what antenna? what base?
    i ran a mx6707 and ms116 shaft. gutted the base, trimmed the antenna and ran 1.2swr's
     

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