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May 15th, 2008
May 15th, 2008
May 15th, 2008
May 15th, 2008
May 15th, 2008

[User Picture]07:22 pm - Um... yeah. I think I have too much antenna.
I... thought my SWR meter was broken at first. I was getting a 1.3 SWR with the naked antenna no matter what I did.

Then I hooked up the AM/FM/CB splitter, and re-tested. THAT let me throw the SWR all the way over to 3.0, so at least I know the meter works. But I ended up being able to get a 1.1 SWR on channels 1 and 40 equally, and it actually dipped lower (though I couldn't measure accurately below 1.1) towards the middle-channels. I think I can safely go buy a smaller antenna. =O.o=

And the 'quick fold over' is worthless. I'm going to delete it, and put the potbelly spring in with a shorter antenna I think, rush home, take a shower, then head to work. Ah well, anyone out there want a screwed-in-once 102" stainless-steel whip antenna in the KCMO area? Free?

And just to prove I did it:

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