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CB Radio Tuning?

Anyone know of a place in the area that can tune a CB Radio antenna?

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There should be a little tweaker on the antenna. I have a VSWR meter that I can tune it with. Basically what the meter does is reads the forward and reflected power. We need to adjust the antenna to get the least reflective power possible. Look at the antenna and tell me if you see a flat head screw or some way to tune it.

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I just go to my dad's house. He's 1 step away from having the highest ham license available.

Some antennas have an allen key to adjust it.

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Yep..... allen key near the base or tunable tip and an SWR meter.


If you are talking about your wing, it should already be tuned.


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Let me know if you want to check it. I have a IFR service monitor and a VSWR meter with all the different RF connectors. Citizen's band (CB) radio frequencies are between 26 and 27 Mhz.

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I just go to my dad's house. He's 1 step away from having the highest ham license available.

Some antennas have an allen key to adjust it.
I Give you props man. A Ham license is hard to get. My friend has a Ham radio for about 20yrs now. I thnk last yr or something like that, there was a kid 13-18 yrs old who was the youngest ever to have a ham license.
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I Give you props man. A Ham license is hard to get. My friend has a Ham radio for about 20yrs now. I thnk last yr or something like that, there was a kid 13-18 yrs old who was the youngest ever to have a ham license.
It's not really *That* hard. Brianne and I studied for a weekend and got our...damn, I forgot what level...Tech + I think it's called.

We've not done anything with it...I have a little Yaesu Tri-Band hand-held. We basically took the test just for the fun of learning something new.

That kid your talking about must have some Advanced level Ham license. There are many levels of license depending on what frequency you want access to, and your speed of Morse code, and your understanding of safety and of the hardware.

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My dad's been into Ham since before I was born. He was originally G8EDH (name that country) I'm not into it personally but being the only one that can overcome the family fear of heights, I get to do all the antenna work. LOL

My dad's planning on retiring 2010 and in buying land out west so he can put up some BIG antennas. He's planning on having the contractors that build the house pour the antenna foundation too. I told him that he better be planning on going the crank/tilt set up. LOL.

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My dad's been into Ham since before I was born. He was originally G8EDH (name that country) I'm not into it personally but being the only one that can overcome the family fear of heights, I get to do all the antenna work. LOL

My dad's planning on retiring 2010 and in buying land out west so he can put up some BIG antennas. He's planning on having the contractors that build the house pour the antenna foundation too. I told him that he better be planning on going the crank/tilt set up. LOL.

There is a guy on 75th street in...Darian I think it is. He's got the mega huge antenna that has motors which drive it up to full extension. I think it's a 50' tower! (mega huge from a home standpoint)

I think it's an old tower, I don't believe towns will let you do that anymore without having enough land in case it falls...so it doesn't land on a neighbors house.

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It's on the Goldwing. i know NOTHING about this stuff. there is a small device in the middle of the antenna, about half way up - that might be it.. I'll look closer when I am back in town. Thanks for all the help. I'll follow up when I take a look at it. it's the Hondaline antenna for the CB radio for an 07 Goldwing.

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