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what is your vswr at the antenna?

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by bob85, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. David Waits

    David Waits Member

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    The first meter will add to the reading of the second meter. Every connection you make creates loss. How much depends on the meter movement and internals. You read at one end or the other.


     

  2. SIX-SHOOTER

    SIX-SHOOTER Sr. Member

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    Well let's see.I currently have 10 antennas up for my base setup & all except one are under 1.5.1 & the exception in my G5RV which varies depending upon which band I am on & I only use that antenna for 40,60,75 meters.SWR has never been an issue for base or mobile antennas for me & I never understood why so many people have so many issues with their SWR?

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  3. Beetle

    Beetle Sr. Member

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    Thread's just a bit over 4 years old...
     
  4. SIX-SHOOTER

    SIX-SHOOTER Sr. Member

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    My antennas are for the most part all older than that and everyone that has an antenna has an SWR no matter the age of the thread.

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  5. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    Zombie thread!!!
     
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  6. Flatop

    Flatop New Member

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    Let's go back to some basics. VSWR is a measurement based on the lowest voltage on the feedline compared to the highest voltage on the feedline... or visa versa.
     
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  7. Road Squawker

    Road Squawker Sr. Member

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    VSWR is a measurement based on the lowest voltage on the feedline compared to the highest voltage on the feedline... or visa versa. /s] is a function of the characteristic impedance of the transmission line and the impedance of the antenna.
    is a function of the characteristic impedance of the transmission line and the impedance of the antenna.

    There, I fixed it for ya.
     
  8. Beetle

    Beetle Sr. Member

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    Them's Dosey SWRs, or some other kind?
     
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  9. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    Same as those "DORSEY" feel good PEP wattmeter's!:rolleyes::LOL:
     
  10. SIX-SHOOTER

    SIX-SHOOTER Sr. Member

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    I have searched for one of those SWR’s meters for so long I finally just gave up. I believe they are really just a figment of many wild imaginations.

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  11. Flatop

    Flatop New Member

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    I hate it when people graffiti my posts.
     
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  12. Marconi

    Marconi Usually if I can hear em' I can talk to em'.

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    DB, is this the video you're talking about from AT&T archives?

    what is your vswr at the antenna?
     
  13. The DB

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    And the same question from another thread.

    The video I was referring to was the one called Standing up for Standing Waves that 543-Dallas posted here.

    The AT&T Archives video you are referring to is called Similarities of Wave Behavior (Bonus Edition), and can be found on the AT&T site here, and on youtube here. I have posted this video in the past, but I was not the original poster of this video.
     
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  14. Woody-202

    Woody-202 Sr. Member

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    I studied this for a while before figuring out the puzzle - Both trains arrive in Chicago at the same time.
     
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  15. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Then this makes another problem. The trains are on the same track...........haha
     
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