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new antenna's on!

Post by Tennesean » Thursday, 12 May 2016, 11:46 AM

decided to get myself a 102", got tired of issues with my mag mount.
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looks lots better than a mag mount on the roof, IMO. looking forward to getting an amp and running some DX on ssb!

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Re: new antenna's on!

Post by kraftwerk1976 » Thursday, 12 May 2016, 12:03 PM

If you hadn't have had issues with the mag mount, I would have asked you to do a side by side comparison of the mag mount and the 102". Granted, the 102" is mounted lower, it's a 102" and hard to beat! Glad you got it fixed and able to talk more on CB.
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Post by Tennesean » Thursday, 12 May 2016, 12:29 PM

kraftwerk1976 wrote:If you hadn't have had issues with the mag mount, I would have asked you to do a side by side comparison of the mag mount and the 102". Granted, the 102" is mounted lower, it's a 102" and hard to beat! Glad you got it fixed and able to talk more on CB.
couldn't get SWR's below 2.5 with the mag mount, so i figured it was time for a change. :mrgreen:

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Post by MDYoungblood » Thursday, 12 May 2016, 19:33 PM

Have you adjusted the SWR yet?

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Post by Tennesean » Thursday, 12 May 2016, 22:00 PM

MDYoungblood wrote:Have you adjusted the SWR yet?

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hooked up a meter. swr's are flat 1:1


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Post by MDYoungblood » Saturday, 14 May 2016, 17:17 PM

That is great and normally it doesn't happen. I would be looking for a riser to use instead of the spring, a 102" whip already has enough flexibility to it. What's the plan for the magnet mount?

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Re: new antenna's on!

Post by Tennesean » Sunday, 15 May 2016, 20:26 PM

I just forgot to take the magnet mount off.. wanted to snap a pic quick. as for right now it's sitting in my closet. might gift it to a friend so they can run a cb in their car.


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