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by Beachbum24
Friday, 19 January 2018, 11:57 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Indoor Pat-12 Antenna
Replies: 22
Views: 181

Re: Indoor Pat-12 Antenna

that is the reason the pat 12 is in the closet never could get a good swr. guess ill get a imax. I know people here that use it. So it's not the Pat-12 . In my case, I had it in my house. That's probably like driving a top of the line ferrari in the city. I guarantee once I get it outside. It'll be...
by Beachbum24
Friday, 19 January 2018, 11:52 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Indoor Pat-12 Antenna
Replies: 22
Views: 181

Re: Indoor Pat-12 Antenna

I'm NOT trying to step on toes, I really don't know.... Have you put a Pl-259 on before ? It really isn't that hard and only requires a soldering iron, some cutters and a sharp utility knife or I use a single edge razor blade.... No never have put one on. I don't see it being anything difficult. Bu...

by Beachbum24
Friday, 19 January 2018, 10:33 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Indoor Pat-12 Antenna
Replies: 22
Views: 181

Re: Indoor Pat-12 Antenna

I've always heard that if you cut it.... it is better to put ends on and use a wall plate/barrel connector on each side... I don't think you can just twist it and tape it. The reflections in the cable would likely give you trouble.... You could always cut one end off, fish it through, and put a PL-...
by Beachbum24
Friday, 19 January 2018, 10:12 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Indoor Pat-12 Antenna
Replies: 22
Views: 181

Re: Indoor Pat-12 Antenna

Just to let you all know. The Pat-12 has been taken down. Only because I was having no luck getting it in tune. I only have 2 coax cables, a 3ft and a 50ft. Had it hooked up with the 3 ft cable. And I guess that might of been too close to the radio. So what I have done for now. I went back to my 4 f...
by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 20:41 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Indoor Pat-12 Antenna
Replies: 22
Views: 181

Re: Indoor Pat-12 Antenna

That's cool. Yeah, it's funny. I don't even have mine mounted on the roof yet. And I'm already thinking about a 10 meter radio.
by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 19:11 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Indoor Pat-12 Antenna
Replies: 22
Views: 181

Re: Indoor Pat-12 Antenna

You may just encourage me to get my A-99 back up. Only.... I have to figure out how high I can go, on what type of mast and NOT have to use guy wires. In the first place my yard isn't big enough and in the second where I want to put it is all the way to one side of the house and the city would take...
by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 17:36 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Indoor Pat-12 Antenna
Replies: 22
Views: 181

Re: Indoor Pat-12 Antenna

Trapper444 wrote:
Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 16:59 PM
Lol, get er on the roof if you u can.

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Trust me,as soon as the snow is gone. It's up. I lover the radio world. But I am not taking a 2 story fall for that.
by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 16:03 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Indoor Pat-12 Antenna
Replies: 22
Views: 181

Re: Indoor Pat-12 Antenna

Try to get the lowest SWR on channel 19/20 then balance out the SWR on channel 1 and 40. Looking at the pics you might want to be a little farther away from the antenna. Kudos on the setup. BTW, who's chair did you use? 3's Greg I was wondering about that. Thought the radio might be too close. And ...
by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 11:34 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Indoor Pat-12 Antenna
Replies: 22
Views: 181

Re: Indoor Pat-12 Antenna

let me know if you get it to tune. mine is in the box in the closet. i tried everything i could think of cant get the swr below 3 Was doing not to bad. Had the swr down to ch1@ 1.3, ch20@ 1.8 and ch40@2.4. So I turned the rings up a notch, and now my readings are ch1@1.0, ch20@1.7, ch40@2.1. Then t...
by Beachbum24
Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 11:07 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Indoor Pat-12 Antenna
Replies: 22
Views: 181

Re: Indoor Pat-12 Antenna

jon6667 wrote:
Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 11:03 AM
how well does it perform. i have one
i could never get the swr below 3.
Still trying to get it tuned in. Adjusting the tuning rings. Today is the first sunny day we've had in a couple days. So hopefully today is the day.
by Beachbum24
Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 10:57 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Indoor Pat-12 Antenna
Replies: 22
Views: 181

Indoor Pat-12 Antenna

Hello CBRT, Have had a couple members ask about my indoor antenna setup. I guess it's hard to believe. But here are some pics for y'all https://s17.postimg.org/jdkr08eaz/IMG_0260.jpg https://s17.postimg.org/5wnshigvv/IMG_0261.jpg https://s17.postimg.org/hlrs5ixkr/IMG_0262.jpg Hope this works
by Beachbum24
Sunday, 14 January 2018, 16:46 PM
Forum: MISC CHAT
Topic: Favorite CB Movie
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Favorite CB Movie

I am a little new here. But I have been searching. As a noob, you can never find too much info. But I really wanted to know. What is your favorite cb related movie. This might actually be a silly question. As I really don't think their is that many. I guess everyone would say 1) Smokey and the Bandi...
by Beachbum24
Saturday, 13 January 2018, 20:21 PM
Forum: MICROPHONE INFO
Topic: Power mic for a Galaxy
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Power mic for a Galaxy

no one mentioned this to you but with a power mic if you turn on the talk back you will get one heck of a squeal out of the radio. just thought I would mention this before you start saying with the new mic the radio squeals. good luck on your set up. Yeah, I read that somewhere about the squeal. Ni...
by Beachbum24
Saturday, 13 January 2018, 12:47 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: SWR help/ Galaxy DX959
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: SWR help/ Galaxy DX959

Going to plan B. Just to try it out, For fun and games. I have to fix my coax first. Then I'm going to try putting my Pat-12 standing straight up in the living room. But once spring comes. I will put it in the backyard, and try to get it up 4-5 feet on a pipe or something. See what that sounds like....
by Beachbum24
Saturday, 13 January 2018, 12:26 PM
Forum: MICROPHONE INFO
Topic: Power mic for a Galaxy
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Power mic for a Galaxy

From one Greg to another. Thanks. Going to check that out right after lunch.
by Beachbum24
Saturday, 13 January 2018, 10:52 AM
Forum: MICROPHONE INFO
Topic: Power mic for a Galaxy
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Power mic for a Galaxy

Two questions, are you planning to used it in the mobile or on a base? Has the radio had any mods done to it? I have a Road Devil on my mobile CB, Texas Ranger TR-696FD1C, it is strictly mobile and the noise cancelling works just fine but you have to have the mic right at your mouth when speaking. ...
by Beachbum24
Saturday, 13 January 2018, 8:53 AM
Forum: MICROPHONE INFO
Topic: Power mic for a Galaxy
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Power mic for a Galaxy

It seems a lot of you are using power mics of some sort. So did a little reading. And I like what I'm hearing. So now my question is. What would be a good mic for my Galaxy DX959. Is it just a matter of personal preference, or is there a couple that stand out. Was looking at the Astatic Road Devil. ...
by Beachbum24
Friday, 12 January 2018, 8:32 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: SWR help/ Galaxy DX959
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: SWR help/ Galaxy DX959

On a 959 the SWR is self calibrating so there is no knobs to turn. You said the antenna is just sitting, what kind of counterpoise are you using? The radiating Firestick Firefly is only half the antenna, on a car the car becomes the other half. You could try stretching a couple of wires from the ba...
by Beachbum24
Thursday, 11 January 2018, 15:51 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: What type antenna?
Replies: 21
Views: 372

Re: What type antenna?

I have a list of antenna's, and dipole is at the top of the list. Along with 1/2 and 1/4 wave. But still learning a little.
by Beachbum24
Thursday, 11 January 2018, 8:30 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: SWR help/ Galaxy DX959
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: SWR help/ Galaxy DX959

I'm turning the knob on the right side of the swr meter.
by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 18:37 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: SWR help/ Galaxy DX959
Replies: 6
Views: 156

SWR help/ Galaxy DX959

Hello CBRT. Some of you may know I'm working on a antenna setup. The one I am basically working on is a Firestick Firefly. Just to get me talking, For now. I just have it sitting in the high point of my house. So why is it, when I try to tune my antenna. With my new swr meter. A Workman swr-3p. But ...
by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 16:12 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: What type antenna?
Replies: 21
Views: 372

Re: What type antenna?

I could not agree more. I was into it as a kid. But really want to get back into it. Specially now that I know about skip. But money is an issue for me
by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 15:58 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: What type antenna?
Replies: 21
Views: 372

Re: What type antenna?

Hope you don't mind me asking this. But being new and all to the antenna scene. I have to. I am guessing you have a very sweet setup at home. So why would you want to use something inside? I have a Firestick that I'm trying to use indoors. With no luck I might add.
by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 13:27 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: What type antenna?
Replies: 21
Views: 372

Re: What type antenna?

That's my biggest setback. Money. That and living in a HOA. But I'm currently looking into building something. That sounds like the most fun for me. And it helps keep the cost down.
by Beachbum24
Tuesday, 09 January 2018, 17:21 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: What type antenna?
Replies: 21
Views: 372

Re: What type antenna?

Hey, I like that. I might even know where I can get a used table. I just wish I had a fenced in yard.
by Beachbum24
Monday, 08 January 2018, 19:58 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: What type antenna?
Replies: 21
Views: 372

Re: What type antenna?

I will definitely be looking into that.
by Beachbum24
Monday, 08 January 2018, 19:43 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: What type antenna?
Replies: 21
Views: 372

Re: What type antenna?

Depending on how well you know your neighbors you could probably get away with the Procomm Pat-12 installed on 10 or 20 feet of mast in the back of the house. An outside antenna is going to perform better than any attic antenna. Try to make it fold over to be less conspicuous. HOA can be a bite. 3'...
by Beachbum24
Monday, 08 January 2018, 17:30 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: What type antenna?
Replies: 21
Views: 372

Re: What type antenna?

There is quite a few videos out there regarding dipoles in the attic .I dont know how much space you have .Also there was a thread some time back about a antenna mounted on a balcony. Yeah, I'm looking into dipoles now. I do have a second floor. But NO balcony. I'll keep searching. Even more excite...
by Beachbum24
Monday, 08 January 2018, 10:23 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: What type antenna?
Replies: 21
Views: 372

What type antenna?

Hello CBRT. Well hate for my first post to be a help one. I live in a townhouse were I am unable to install a roof antenna. So what would be my best bet. As of now. I have a Firestick firefly and a Procomm Pat-12. And I am using a Galaxy DX959. And help would be greatly appreciated. Also, I do have ...