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Post by gold2008 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:57 am

Just installed a plug and play cb and was wondering if I need to use a SWR to tune it?

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Post by dingdong » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:21 am

It is always best to tune any CB after installation.

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Post by WingAdmin » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:42 am

Have a look at How to tune your CB antenna SWR, there's a good how-and-why article on tuning your CB's SWR.

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Post by WA9FWT » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:12 pm

It's always good practice to check your SWR ( resonance ) to the antenna frequency your going to use.
Years ago rigs used tubes and were forth-giving, not like the new solid-state transceivers. Too high a swr and the unit will fold back power or just fail in a very short time.

Check with your local ( Ham ) radio club,and you will find many a Ham radio op that would be glad to help you out
to set that antenna.The way they check SWR now days is so easy using a SWR analyzer.


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