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RobbieP
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Call Sign : 26-CT-4725
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Join date : 2022-12-19
QTH or Location : Burwell
Equipment Used : Midland Alan 42 DS / President McKinley / President Randy 3

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PostSubject: setting up a base station SWR and tuning checking power output   setting up a base station SWR and tuning  checking power output Icon_minitimeFri Jan 06, 2023 6:34 pm

I have bought a new antenna, coax cable,  poles and garden parasole base and plan to set radio up as Fred In The Sheds video. I had no coax cable to try out the the President Mc Kinley I had lost that when I moved. As any damage that I could have done would not be covered by warrant I decided to buy new antenna, coax cable etc and just try out the radio. I had up transmission on the Midland Alan 42 DS so i believe if the President Mc Kinley work i wouls be able to test for this using the Midland Alan 42 DS.

I have bought

Thunderpole Silver Rod | 1/2 Wave


Thunderpole PL259 Patch Leads | Mini 8 Black
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2 x 1.5 Metre Interlocking Steel Pole | Swaged Pole

Any advice setting up and SWR and tuning the attenna apreciated



Please could you advise how I could check the power output of the CB Radios
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Alan Pilot
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Call Sign : 163-CT-220...MW7TTA
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QTH or Location : Anglesey North Wales
Equipment Used : Yaesu FT-991A,,Yaesu FTDX-10,,Icom ic-7300,,Anytone AT-D878UV PLUS",,LINCOLN II+.
Age : 15

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PostSubject: Re: setting up a base station SWR and tuning checking power output   setting up a base station SWR and tuning  checking power output Icon_minitimeSat Jan 07, 2023 7:10 am

The silver rod's i had in the past had markings on each section to get you close to the SWR.
But a meter is needed to fine tune.
A dummy load and power meter is the proper way to test the power output.
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PostSubject: No response to request for radio check   setting up a base station SWR and tuning  checking power output Icon_minitimeSun Jan 29, 2023 10:30 pm

I have now set up a base station. I have tested Midland Alan 42 DS and President McKinley and both appear to work. I can recieved transmissions on President McKinley. I have not yet recieved response to request for a radio check.

I have set up antenna as in Fred in the Shed video using parasol base and 2 1.5m poles. I have a Thunderpole Silver Rod 1/2 wave antenna

I live near Newmarket

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PostSubject: Re: setting up a base station SWR and tuning checking power output   setting up a base station SWR and tuning  checking power output Icon_minitimeTue Jan 31, 2023 11:13 pm

Hi Robbie, nice set-up you have there.  I would suggest putting a few calls out on 27.555 USB in the daytime to talk to the UK and Europe, and then tuning to 27.385 LSB at around sunset to talk to the US stations.  You should be able to get out to both on your rig.  The only change you might want to make is to increase the height of your antenna chap.

Cheers,

Simon.

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