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  1. Can you program them from the radio itself?
  2. Enjoy ordering the "proper" stuff, I order tons of stuff also, I have multiple mobile antennas and radios. I also have tons of connectors and tools for my coax and the fittings. I just enjoy radio, C.B, Shortwave, all radio, and since there really is no one to talk to where I live but people passing through and a couple of flaggers who think they own the FRS channels, I will keep making my "improper" equipment until I get my Ham license, then make even more because Ham is dead where I live. Fortunately, ham is not dead where I work so I can talk to and from work.
  3. Oh, I also made another wire 1/4 wave antenna but I stripped the plastic off and straightened the wire by twisting it with a drill! Worked great!!!
  4. Thank you LScott, I think I will keep doing so! I enjoy playing with antenna designs, and my spouse won't let me put a real (permanent) base station antenna up so I am making these little ones that I can throw onto PVC pipe when I want to use them then take them down.
  5. Very cool! I thought about those kind of mounts, but where I would mount them, I have room for large coax. It's my fenders that I have no space, and looking at my Ford Focus, it is even tighter. I put a fender mount on it but am trying to figure out how to get the coax ran through. I may have to stick with maggie mounts.
  6. My SWR has not changed, it is very good, around 1.3 all through GMRS/FRS. So I am not worried about it, and since I am only running HT's, I am not worried about loosing power, I have none anyhow LOL>
  7. I just made a dual band antenna out of two coat hangers Ended up scrapping it due to over-trimming the 150mhz band portion. I the video I saw had the coax connected directly to the coat hangers via the terminal strip, but when I remake mine I am going to use jumpers and connect an SMA male connector onto it for my SMA female coax connector. Anyhow, I just welded the stinger onto another groundplane antenna using brass rod that I bought to make tumbler pins for locks. They are 12 inches long and I am going to install them full length, and run my analyzer on it and see where it resonates and trim it from there. Just curious.. I do not know how well brass will work, but I have plenty of brass, so/239's, and coat hangers, so I can play.. WRMQ982
  8. Sadly, I just looked at my coax that is going under my hood! it has two nasty creases in it from me closing my hood onto it! I have a fender mount oand am running RG58 coax. I did not know that the foam padding made a difference at all. I may need to notch my hood a little or re rout it?? The damage is done though, or can I try to re-fluff the insulation? Any help would be appreciated please! Jeff WRMQ982
  9. I just made this one! GMRS resonant! ugly, unlike yours, but it works!!!
  10. LScott, That is cool that you did this type of antenna with BNC connectors! I would have never thought of using anything other than SO-239. I am not an Amateur operator, I have always been interested in it, and have been into C.B off and on for 34 years and antennas have always fascinated me. I am finally getting serious about getting my Tech license and after that may progress through the ranks, we shall see. I have been listening to a couple of "nets", one at night and one in the morning and I love how disciplined they are ran and how polite everyone is! So much better than C.B.
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    What kind of antenna is that?
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    Guard Cat!!!
  13. Exactly!!!! That is where I am at! I have no one to talk to and am studying to get my Ham license so why not play with antennas! I love creating things and experimenting with design (also design and print 3D objects). I have a magnet mount antenna for my car and a fender mount as well, but nothing for my home yet, that is why I am playing with building them. My girlfriend probably would not let me hang a big antenna on the house so I have to be discreet.
  14. Wow! That software looks way over my head! I am studying for my Ham license, but am not that far along LOL. I will look into it though, I think it is good to understand radiation patterns and all of that good stuff.
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