Here is all you need: Pictures, part numbers, and instructions. Compliments of Stu-O:Ruben said:I thought I saw info here one time about where to buy/build an adapter to convert the Honda style CB antenna plug to PL259 type, so I can connect to a normal SWR meter, but I can't recall the info (getting old?)
Anyone got any ideas?
I never tried it for distance without the tuning, but from my "ham" (KB0AF) experience, I know that you want a reasonable SWR, not only for good transmission output, be to ease the heat disappation of the final output transistors in the transmitter section.Shooter Indy said:How much of a difference does the 'tuning' make??
It depends on the state of tune (resonant frequency) of your antenna, if it is reasonably tuned, it won't make much, if any, difference, if it is way out of tune, it could make a tremendous difference.How much of a difference does the 'tuning' make??
This is the best solution I have seen yet! Prob the least expensive too. The only prob I see is for inexperienced people trying to add the PL-259s to the cable. :wink:ezmac said:Go to Radio Shak and buy a radio antenna wire extension. Now you have two of the ends you need to make this work. Cut the wire in half and install the ends you need to plug into your meter.