Tuning a CB Whip for use on the 10 Meter Ham Band. Post #1550.
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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 radials to complete the antenna installation. That antenna is still in use during those brief times when the 10 meter band opens.
Tony and Andy have done an excellent job of recycling an old CB antenna for Amateur/Ham Radio use.
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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).