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Wanted: Cheap Antenna

Post by Stretch » Sat May 09, 2009 2:39 pm

As the title suggests I'm after a cheap antenna for my CB radio.

Has a PL259 plug.
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Post by Stretch » Sat May 09, 2009 2:41 pm

Or a connector/adaptor.

Must be BNC (male) to PL259 (female)
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Post by rochedalescan » Sat May 09, 2009 5:22 pm

If I were you I wouldn't go for a cheap generic one, some are usually dissapointing what you pay is what you get.

Im about to buy one of these ones https://www.contactcom.net.au/index.php ... &Itemid=53 from those guys because it works out cheaper because of free freight, and still a decent price.
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Post by Stretch » Sat May 09, 2009 5:48 pm

Think I found one.

Thanks Shane.
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Re: Wanted: Cheap Antenna

Post by Phantom » Sun May 10, 2009 3:41 pm

Have you thought about making one ?

More tuned into the bands that you are interested in - rather than a broadband aerial ?

Maybe good activity to do over one weekend - after raiding the local shops 8)

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Post by Stretch » Sun May 10, 2009 6:14 pm

Never thought of that.

Hard to make?
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Post by Phantom » Mon May 11, 2009 8:21 am

No - they are fairly easy to make

I did have a link to a great little dipole aerial - however the link is dead now ... i will search around for the information - step by step guide and i will PM it thru to you - when i find it again

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Post by Stretch » Mon May 11, 2009 4:02 pm

orangepeel wrote:No - they are fairly easy to make

I did have a link to a great little dipole aerial - however the link is dead now ... i will search around for the information - step by step guide and i will PM it thru to you - when i find it again
That would be very much appreciated :)
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Re: Wanted: Cheap Antenna

Post by bananaman » Mon May 11, 2009 4:10 pm

is there any way you could put it up on the site as this is something alot of us might want to do

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Post by youngn » Mon May 11, 2009 4:33 pm

bananaman wrote:is there any way you could put it up on the site as this is something alot of us might want to do
yeah second that.

Haha I was messing around with some scrap wire last night and made a crappy dipole antenna managed to key up channel 7 repeater Mt. Glorious but couldnt get any others.
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Re: Wanted: Cheap Antenna

Post by Phantom » Mon May 11, 2009 4:41 pm

Seems that the website that had step-bystep instructions on this particular dipole is down at the moment ...

By when i find the info - or similar info - i will be sure to post it on here - for all to view ...
Just gotta find it again

In the mean time - try this link out http://nsw.wicen.org.au/main.php?page=t ... pole/index May get your started - nad/or give you a few ideas on the dipole

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Re: Wanted: Cheap Antenna

Post by Phantom » Tue May 12, 2009 8:11 am

I know its from a different website - however the details are great ....

http://www.aurfscan.com/showthread.php?t=805

I have copied the information for personal use into a pdf file - so that if the website goes down again - or they remove the information - i have it on file - easier to print out as well....

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Post by Stretch » Tue May 12, 2009 3:33 pm

orangepeel wrote:I know its from a different website - however the details are great ....

http://www.aurfscan.com/showthread.php?t=805

I have copied the information for personal use into a pdf file - so that if the website goes down again - or they remove the information - i have it on file - easier to print out as well....
Thank you very much.
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