Search found 134 matches

by hotmetal1000
Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: Homebase CB Antennas
Topic: Antron Firestik FireUp 99 top
Replies: 41
Views: 8956

Re: Antron Firestik FireUp 99 top

Take them both down and put up a 4 element beam on a 20ft pole and less interference m8. Sorry I disagree, I’m going to take them both down and try my beloved K40 on a wheelbarrow – may not get out so far but it does help cut down all the interference we get  :shock: http://i484...
by hotmetal1000
Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Signal Meters - Usefull or Not ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1394

Re: Signal Meters - Usefull or Not ?

Signal meter is only a guess meter and honestly what does matter what signal they are doing to you, so long as you can hear em.
by hotmetal1000
Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: swr meter ??? is it a mith does it exist????
Replies: 7
Views: 1781

Re: swr meter ??? is it a mith does it exist????

I have a LDG one here that suits the Yaesu FT897-D radio, worth $89aus and indicates RF power output, SWR, modulation, ALC action and supply voltage on transmit.
I didn't buy it, it come with the radio, is it worth it? I didn't think so, sits on the shelf doing nothing now.
by hotmetal1000
Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: Channel 19
Topic: amature/cb radio set
Replies: 162
Views: 16229

Re: amature/cb radio set

I heard a bit of activity on the 555 on friday but couldn't do any good with it. Skip was runnning big time on our ch 35 friday.
by hotmetal1000
Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: Homebase CB Antennas
Topic: Antron Firestik FireUp 99 top
Replies: 41
Views: 8956

Re: Antron Firestik FireUp 99 top

hotmetal1000 wrote:The ground plane kit is to lower your angle of radiation on transmit.
For dxing. The radiation comes off at a lower angle meaning it hits the ionshpere further away and thus is reflected further. Sorry probably should have added that.
by hotmetal1000
Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:56 am
Forum: Homebase CB Antennas
Topic: Antron Firestik FireUp 99 top
Replies: 41
Views: 8956

Re: Antron Firestik FireUp 99 top

The ground plane kit is to lower your angle of radiation on transmit.
by hotmetal1000
Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:53 am
Forum: CB Antennas
Topic: K40
Replies: 31
Views: 4961

Re: K40

coax lenght can change swr readings normally only ever so slightly. If the swr is going out big time with differant coax lenghts than I would say the K40 has some other design problem.
by hotmetal1000
Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:37 am
Forum: Channel 19
Topic: Truckers
Replies: 10
Views: 1520

Re: Truckers

mr p!e wrote:A trucker stopped me today for directions, it gave me the chance to ask what chls they use he said sorry mate dont have a rig....... [-(

no idea. 8-[
That's probably why he stopped you and asked for directions, if he had a rig he would have been on it asking.
by hotmetal1000
Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Harrier CBX Has no squelch
Replies: 64
Views: 8402

Re: Harrier CBX Has no squelch

:shock: :shock: :shock: :x :x :x Don't green fingures...That's not funny :( Just phoned and Andy's gone to lunch in his Porche to the HILTON. The bloke on the phone told me it was on the stregnth of some Jock geezer who had his CB fixed :( :( :( Hope it wasn't me. LMAO :lol: I'm sure it's not that ...
by hotmetal1000
Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: CB Antennas
Topic: Which Base Antenna? - Windy location
Replies: 10
Views: 1950

Re: Which Base Antenna? - Windy location

And what db gain do you have on your kite?

I'd reflect what has been said about the 99, I have the big brother to it, the I-max 2000 which is longer and so far it has stood up to a cyclone and summer storms.
by hotmetal1000
Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: Channel 19
Topic: Cobra 148 GTL DX
Replies: 11
Views: 2102

Re: Cobra 148 GTL DX

I'm sure Thunderpole would be able to help you out with that one.
by hotmetal1000
Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Channel 19
Topic: Cobra 148 GTL DX
Replies: 11
Views: 2102

Re: Cobra 148 GTL DX

yyou need a frequancy counter pluged in to be exactly on the nose as ssb works in freq not channels :D :D :D :D *King* *King* *King* ???? a channel is a preprogrammed frequancy. AM, FM, SSB all work on frequancies just programmed into channels. MR p!e if you go to that link you posted and open the ...
by hotmetal1000
Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Homebase CB Radios
Topic: Burner
Replies: 82
Views: 23393

Re: Burner

Depends how well the swr was set at low power. The closer to 1:1 at low power it is the less it will rise with more power.
by hotmetal1000
Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: Channel 19
Topic: amature/cb radio set
Replies: 162
Views: 16229

Re: amature/cb radio set

The triple 5 will pick up again just needs the sunspot activity to increase. Might take a couple of years before Ozz starts getting over to there again though.
756 pro3 nice :D , you see the Icom are releasing the 7600 shortly?
by hotmetal1000
Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: CB Radios
Topic: which radio ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1627

Re: which radio ?

AM is just a differant type of mode output. Probably not anyone using AM on 11m over there being illegal. Couple of people still use AM here in OZZ but the majority of people here are on LSB.