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Base Long wire antenna for cb?

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by Tweetybird, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. 543_Dallas

    543_Dallas Sr. Member

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    Someone may have said it already but be careful with antennas that close. Transmitting on one could damage the receiver of the rig connected to the other. A safe bet is to disconnect the coax to your receiver when transmitting on the other antenna.


     
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  2. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    I am going up 11 feet more on the starduster that should help but I can unplug it easy its half a whole ham setup it has a switch for transmit recieve
     
  4. Tweetybird

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    I will do that not sure the other one is staying up if it dont work it was fun making it spent five dollars rest is labor
     
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    The ohms were very unstable from two to 120
     
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    I think I will put a pirate flag up there and start over my starduster works on the shortwave better than the wire one. It was fun cost five bucks and kept me from fixing my amp
     
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  7. Tweetybird

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    Or should one side be grounded?
     
  8. 543_Dallas

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    That depends on how you connected the ladder line to your receiver. How did you do that?
     
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    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    http://www.vintagemanuals.com/manual/Lafayette/HE-80

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  11. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    If that is true, then something is wrong with the way you did your Doublet. The Doublet if correctly done should have much greater "capture area" than the CB antenna on most shortwave bands.
     
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    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    The standoffs should be PVC/fiberglass etc. something NON-conductive and should not touch any metal.
     
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    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    NO!
    Receiver CHASSIS should be grounded...not ladder line or twin lead.
     
  14. Tweetybird

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    Oh I switched to pl259 /r59 where it went through the wall. I thought those two screws might be for the wire antenna hookup. I looked for a manual. Could not find link.
    I switched to coax and pl259
    Thanks I will order it
     
  15. Tweetybird

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    Mine is oak wood
     
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