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BBi explains antennas. (put on your high boots)

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by 543_Dallas, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. 543_Dallas

    543_Dallas Sr. Member

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    o_O



     
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  2. sp5it

    sp5it Master of puppets

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    Do you have anything for people who can read?
    Mike
     
  3. KD2GOE

    KD2GOE W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Holy Smokes......
     
  4. dave457

    dave457 Well-Known Member

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    His next vid will be his version of
    Theory of Relativity
     
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  5. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    If the signal radiates out of the end and my vertical antennas are pointed at the sky then I need to take them down and point them in the direction that I want to talk. I need to find my hack saw so I can take care of this.......
     
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  6. jessejamesdallas

    jessejamesdallas Sr. Member

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    I think "Plane English" would be to get yourself a SWR meter, and adjust the antenna to the frequency you'll be using the antenna for...

    ...but I ain't no BBi...
     
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  7. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    "RF is an AC signal. It turns on and it turns off...." Ummmmm.....well DC turns on and it turns off and it turns on and it turns off ...........every time I put my turn signals on. That 12 volts going to the signal lights must be AC then. BBI said so.

    He also says a dipole radiates off the ends. :confused: Funny how all the physics says they radiate mostly from the centre with diminishing radiation as you approach the ends. An antenna radiates from a current maxima not a voltage maxima which is what is at the ends.........high voltage very low current.

    Me thinks BBI stands for Bigger and Better Idiot.
     
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  8. 543_Dallas

    543_Dallas Sr. Member

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    Yes. I have gold star stickers and cookies.
     
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  9. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Wow! Well I sure he is God to his intended audience
     
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    Cheese and rice Luke , stick to boxes .
     
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  11. TheRealPorkchop

    TheRealPorkchop Certified Sith Pimp

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    So it’s you that my antenna keeps picking up, you and your turn signal huh?

    I read 12 whole post today, do I get a star? I also replaced the clipped out limiters in 3 radios so could I maybe get a cookie too?

    I don’t hide the fact that I like BBi but yeah, maybe he needs to just stick to making videos about repairs to amps. Or how he makes his work neat and tidy... maybe just leave the antenna stuff alone and kinda let other people explain that.
     
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  12. Redbeard U812

    Redbeard U812 Active Member

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    For TheRealPorkc hop......

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  13. TheRealPorkchop

    TheRealPorkchop Certified Sith Pimp

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    How you know I wear shades all the time? You watching me? Is that you the dog barks at all night? You trying to get in here and get my BBi t-shirt? Hahahahaha
     
  14. Redbeard U812

    Redbeard U812 Active Member

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    Just got back from the top of my antenna. Had to put a plastic cap on top to keep it from radiating straight up, if that doesn't work I'll take the sawzall and split my vert. down to the hub and curl both sides back. Must be why the car antennas at the bar are awl twisted and curled to keep it from radiating straight up
     
  15. TheRealPorkchop

    TheRealPorkchop Certified Sith Pimp

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    Just get some ferrite and clamp around the top of it, that might block it and force it outwards. Or solder some wire to the tip, like guy wires and run them down to the ground, like a x-mas tree. There’s got to be a way to stop that pesky RF from going up instead of out, dang ole RF man... talking bout goin’ up and all man...
     

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