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Old 12-09-2006
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SWR tuning

For all you CB buffs, Is there a way to tune the antenna on my CB radio with my digital multimeter instead of a SWR meter?
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not that i'm aware of...i'm pretty sure you need an RF meter
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not that i'm aware of...i'm pretty sure you need an RF meter
just checking, thanks
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no problem....what's the hang up with using the SWR meter?
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no hang up, I just don't want to buy one. And I already have a good DMM so I thought I could use it.
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What kind of CB do you have?

Alot of the trucker radios you can set the meter to SWR and key the mic and adjust the ***** as needed.......otherwise go to a CB shop and they will do it for free / 5$


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I live in central NJ no such thing as a "CB shop" around here. I have a crappy 40 channel radio shack model CB.
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I'm not sure where at in NJ you are, but look for a TA truck stop. I know of one on Exit 18 off RT-295. They will do it for you. There may be a slight charge, but it's still cheaper than the $25 meter. Maybe give them a call 1st, before making the trip.
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I'm not sure where at in NJ you are, but look for a TA truck stop. I know of one on Exit 18 off RT-295. They will do it for you. There may be a slight charge, but it's still cheaper than the $25 meter. Maybe give them a call 1st, before making the trip.
hey thanks alot i'll try that.
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Yeah i didnt think there were any in columbus, but there are tons out there.....Maybe jump on channel 19 and ask around and see if any local truckers know where one is

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Bordentown off TPK 7 or off 130. 206 & 295
Might be the homeland of the original truck stop
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Hi, do you know of any Ham Radio operators/friends? They would be able to help.
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