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CB tuning help?

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McEasy

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Hey all, I just got a Cobra 75 installed, and after a bit of research, sounds like i need to tune it with a VSWR meter. Can anyone recommend a place to have this done, or walk me through it? Where can I buy or rent a meter for cheap?

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nickburt

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The attached is copied from a UK CB suppliers website 4x4CB. Irrespective of country settings etc., the principal of tuning a CB antennae is the same.
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Flipper

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You can buy a swr meter for $15. Very easy to do yourself
 

Phil Preston

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I got mine from radio shack years ago but I’ve also seen them at pilot or luv truck stops. I would say anywhere that sells cb’s would have them and there pretty cheap. You will also probably need a patch cable to run from meter to radio.


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Capn

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McEasy, I just got a SWR meter, I am up in Ramona if you want to drive up here from Camp Pendleton we could get you hooked up.