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Old 10-18-2006, 11:04 AM
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I used one of those Firestik indoor antennas while in an apt. I literally blew out my own TV while using it, lol, but it did good locally.
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Old 10-18-2006, 12:14 PM
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I used one of those Firestik indoor antennas while in an apt. I literally blew out my own TV while using it, lol, but it did good locally.
Haha. tha's funny. How much were you putting into it?
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Barefoot radio, probably 5 or 6 watts key with around 18-20 PEP. What I did was this: I had the TV shut off, and while I was keyed up and talking, I turned the TV on with the remote. There was a loud pop, and a wee bit of a flash, and that was that. The horizontal output transistor was blown, along with a number of other parts in that circuit. We never figured out exactly what happend to blow it from simple low-level RF nearby, either.
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Dang. That had to suck and be pretty cool at the same time.
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Dang. That had to suck and be pretty cool at the same time.
haha - expensive fireworks excite him. lol
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Yeah ! That would be my luck buy a 30 dollar no-ground plane antenna and blow up my 300.00 TV ! I suppose I've heard worse ..........like the guy who did not have fuses at his battery in the mobile and ended up frying his electrical system that ended up costing him 3000.00 to repair Auh Yes !! The wonderful world of cb radio !!

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HAHAHAH WOW ULTRA SUCKAGE
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what about a firestick firefly no Ground plane antenna, would that work the same for indoors?

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