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Author Topic: A crash course in 27MHz AM/SSB CB Radio  (Read 1686 times)

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Re: A crash course in 27MHz AM/SSB CB Radio
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2017, 10:39:04 am »

No worries guys. I have been monitoring some of their channels but I have a break in my coax atm. I will get it sorted soon and be back on air. I had a yarn with a couple of Kiwis (in NZ), some boys from Melbourne and a bloke in Hawaii a while back . All on a home made bit of wire antenna. Unfortunately it fell out of its tree and rooted my coax :o
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Re: A crash course in 27MHz AM/SSB CB Radio
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2017, 02:40:17 pm »

Antenna tuners are worth their weight in gold.

You can make just about anything resonant on any frequency.
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Re: A crash course in 27MHz AM/SSB CB Radio
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2017, 04:51:27 pm »

I got one of these with my FT107 radio



Dunno if it's suitable for 27MHz (11 meters?) but on other freqs I'm hoping it will allow me to use a length of wire for an antenna.
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Re: A crash course in 27MHz AM/SSB CB Radio
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2017, 07:19:06 pm »

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I got one of these with my FT107 radio




Picture didn't show up.

Try attaching it to the post.

Picture is the Yaesu FC-107 antenna tuner.

It MIGHT work on the 11m band. I mean there is only 1 MHz difference between the two bands. Just put your SWR meter in between the radio/transmitter and your antenna tuner and watch the SWR as you adjust the knobs with the antenna tuner in the 10m band position.
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Re: A crash course in 27MHz AM/SSB CB Radio
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2017, 08:25:38 am »

The photo was visible yesterday and now it's not, the original is still there I just checked. Anyway you seem to know of the device.
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Just got an AM/SSB Radio
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2017, 02:52:57 pm »

I've just managed to pick up a Pearce Simpson Super Cheetah MkIII and base antenna for $150. I am looking to get into this hobby and wanted anyones opinion to let me know if this is a decent radio. i have found some information on the web but wanted to know if anyone else if familiar with it.

Also thanks for a brilliant post. Very informative and I am looking forward to getting back on here regularly.

Tom
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Re: Just got an AM/SSB Radio
« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2017, 03:22:45 pm »

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I've just managed to pick up a Pearce Simpson Super Cheetah MkIII and base antenna for $150. I am looking to get into this hobby and wanted anyones opinion to let me know if this is a decent radio. i have found some information on the web but wanted to know if anyone else if familiar with it.

Also thanks for a brilliant post. Very informative and I am looking forward to getting back on here regularly.

Tom

It is an old radio but a good one! it will probably be worth spending a bit to get it properly serviced and tuned by a professional!
oh and any radio is only as good as its antenna so tune the antenna in well!
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Re: A crash course in 27MHz AM/SSB CB Radio
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2017, 01:01:41 pm »

That's great to know. Thanks Arkane  ;D I've got a couple of antenna mast brackets that I bought from Bunnings to mount to the fascia board as I have a GME UHF and a 6.6db base antenna also and am looking to mount both antennas in the next week or two and get both radios going. The guy that sold me the radio also threw in a Pearce Simpson ST901 and a Micronta field strength meter but was missing the little signal antenna. Now I've got all this radio gear I just wanna get hooked up! Still a learner though....
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Re: A crash course in 27MHz AM/SSB CB Radio
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2017, 01:05:59 pm »

Also can anyone here recommend someone who can service my radio in Sydney? I was gonna check with Andrews in Greystanes but they only service stuff bought from their store or if it is under 10 years old. Is there a specialist anywhere? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thx in advance.
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Re: A crash course in 27MHz AM/SSB CB Radio
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2017, 02:07:40 pm »

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That's great to know. Thanks Arkane  ;D I've got a couple of antenna mast brackets that I bought from Bunnings to mount to the fascia board as I have a GME UHF and a 6.6db base antenna also and am looking to mount both antennas in the next week or two and get both radios going. The guy that sold me the radio also threw in a Pearce Simpson ST901 and a Micronta field strength meter but was missing the little signal antenna. Now I've got all this radio gear I just wanna get hooked up! Still a learner though....


The UHF is easy and as usual height helps!
27meg is fiddley  tip!!! mount 27meg antenna on a short grounded pole way as much as possible from any conductors etc at ground level to 1.5m height and tune it in as best you can using any tuning coils on the antenna itself, you wont get 1-1 but a 1-1.5 at ground usually becomes a 1-1.2 when mounted up above roof level. once you have it as good as you can then mount as high as practicle A 7.2m 1in thin wall steel pole works great ! make sure you ground the antenna via the steel pole to earth well as that is also part of the antenna circuit!
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