Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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 continuing series on Amateur Radio antennas.