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Old 05-18-2004, 09:12 PM
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Any Mass. or Conn. HAMs out there? If so where do you listen on 2M, and 6M ? Is there any kind of IFSJ "Round table" type event in existance? If not maybe one should be formed Possibly a better way to explain problems, and solutions. It would be nice to have someone to talk to, or talk you thrugh a procedure. What do ya think?
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Old 05-22-2004, 07:52 AM
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I need to tune my CB. I just got it a little while ago, have never had one before and need to adjust the antenna somehow. Do you know what that meter is called that helps tune the reception? Am I even describing the right thing? I remember the radio shack manual mentioned playing with the distance that the top half of the antenna sticks out of the black thing half way up the stick.

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Old 05-23-2004, 05:52 PM
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What you're describing is an SWR meter (standing wave ratio) they sell them at Radio shack, probly $15.00-25.00. A good thing to have. Hook it up between the antenna and cb, the meter should come with a small lenght of cable for that. Put your cb on channel 20 key up and the needle should be near 1:1. Raising or lowering (cutting off a small piece at a time) will bring it closer to 1:1. Just be sure it will help to shorten it....you can't add on. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-23-2004, 05:57 PM
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By the way, I was refering to the antenna as far as raising, or lowering. Yes where the "black thing" ( the load ) is , is where the adjustment screw should be.
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Old 05-26-2004, 02:12 AM
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Cool, thanks for reading through my confusion! I see exactly what you mean and will be able to tune it now.
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Old 05-26-2004, 05:04 AM
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Any Mass. or Conn. HAMs out there?
KB1FIT DE N1PIG
I'm sure there are a bunch, me included. Unfortunately I'm pounding more keyboard keys then CW paddles. Too many hobbies, too little time, hamradio, FSJ, Apache camper, home improvements, kid's T-Ball, soccer etc. The only use my 2M handheld got is Hosstrader and MIT hamfest.

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Old 05-31-2004, 01:00 PM
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Any Mass. or Conn. HAMs out there? If so where do you listen on 2M, and 6M ? Is there any kind of IFSJ "Round table" type event in existance? If not maybe one should be formed Possibly a better way to explain problems, and solutions. It would be nice to have someone to talk to, or talk you thrugh a procedure. What do ya think?
Are you a part of the MARS program? I have contacted a few of those guys while I was flying.
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Old 06-03-2004, 02:01 PM
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Here's some good info: http://www.ifsja.org/ubb/ultimatebb....8;t=000056;p=1
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Old 06-03-2004, 05:23 PM
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No, I'm not part of the MARS program, not farmiliar with that. Yes I have seen the other post, seems like lots of info, but not really what I'm looking for. Thanx for the info though!!
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Old 06-05-2004, 08:33 AM
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n1pig?? --- a pig... a ham --- heh one in the same

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Old 06-06-2004, 04:10 PM
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No, I'm not part of the MARS program, not farmiliar with that. Yes I have seen the other post, seems like lots of info, but not really what I'm looking for. Thanx for the info though!!
http://www.asc.army.mil/mars/ It is a good program for us flyers. We get to call home if we can raise someone on the HF.
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Old 06-11-2004, 07:21 AM
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n1pig?? --- a pig... a ham --- heh one in the same

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1.2Gig - 1.8Mhz,.... where are you ??
I'm currently inactive on any band, other than at hamfests on 2m.
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