View Full Version : Need some one to tune my cb...

04-19-2006, 02:11 PM
Hey folks I just bought a cb for the rig and need to get it all setup,I got it installed and put the antenna in tommorrow,and am wondering about tuneing it or what ever the hell it is you do? I'll probably be at either stave or harrison this sunday...could be some beers in it for the nice person who helps a newb out!!!!!!!!!!!!!![cheers] [36] [31]

04-19-2006, 02:17 PM
i got the swr meter to do it but wont be out that way this weekend

04-19-2006, 06:11 PM
if the antenna came with the coax connected it should be tuned already unless you shortened it.

04-19-2006, 07:01 PM
not necessarily.

SWR changes with the surface that its mounted on, so each vehicle will be different and should be re-tuned each time for best performance.

you might get lucky that the surfaces were the similar between vehicles so the SWR might be close, but if one was fender mounted then you go & put it on the hood it will be way off.

but for the stuff we do -- radioing other vehicles that are only a few hundred meters apart, it doesn't have to be perfect.

04-20-2006, 02:19 AM
Kool, well i'll see cause the truck it came off of was the same as mine...so hopefully it works,now does anyone reading this have some antenna cable they wanna sell?

04-20-2006, 12:29 PM
go to this place dude they will hook u up