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    Figuring out Coax Lengths I figued to go this route...

    Since Firestik recommends 18 feet of coax too be in tune with your antenna.
    For my base station setups I just figure out multiple lengths of 18 feet
    So if I need 100 feet I get 108 feet total because that is 6 lengths of 18 feet.
    If I need 50 feet I get 54 feet total because that is 3 lengths of 18 feet.


    Does this sound like a good philosophy to follow for Base Stations?
    I try to follow the firestik expertise as much as possible.
    I figure Firestik engineers know more than I do...ROFL

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    Quote Originally Posted by StormyNitesOnCB View Post
    Since Firestik recommends 18 feet of coax too be in tune with your antenna.
    For my base station setups I just figure out multiple lengths of 18 feet
    So if I need 100 feet I get 108 feet total because that is 6 lengths of 18 feet.
    If I need 50 feet I get 54 feet total because that is 3 lengths of 18 feet.


    Does this sound like a good philosophy to follow for Base Stations?
    I try to follow the firestik expertise as much as possible.
    I figure Firestik engineers know more than I do...ROFL
    I don't run a base but I don't think it matters how much you run on a base setup.
    Caveman 195 waving a hand in Southern Indiana

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    if you really want to be dead on. its 1/2 wavelengths with the velocity factor taken into account.

    you will get many different opinions though. most say or find on a base with a long run it wont matter.

    velocity factor. 8x and lmr 400, 600, bury flex are usually .84 nemal 213 is .66 chose your length wisely

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    Will 40 feet of this stuff be fine for a Base Station
    It's just a Roof Mounted Antron A-99 on a 3 foot tripod mount
    I'm running barefoot No Amp
    I just want every milli-watt of my 4 watts to get to the antenna
    I'm running a Cobra 2000GTL Base
    I shouldn't have to Worry about losses at 40 feet right?
    http://www.showmecables.com/product/...-Per-Foot.aspx
    Last edited by StormyNitesOnCB; 01-01-2014 at 05:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StormyNitesOnCB View Post
    Will 40 feet of this stuff be fine for a Base Station
    It's just a Roof Mounted Antron A-99 on a 3 foot tripod mount
    I'm running barefoot No Amp
    I just want every milli-watt of my 4 watts to get to the antenna
    I'm running a Cobra 2000GTL Base
    I shouldn't have to Worry about losses at 40 feet right?
    http://www.showmecables.com/product/...-Per-Foot.aspx
    That should work fine!
    Caveman 195 waving a hand in Southern Indiana

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    Quote Originally Posted by the caveman View Post
    That should work fine!
    RoofTopAntenna DX #999 Wave'in back from central michigan.
    Is caveman your CB handle whats your favorite channel? I'll call out for ya
    when the skip/DX is rolling. when I get my coax hooked up!!!

    Does this S-Meter need re-paired/replace or
    is it suppose to hang lower than the other meter
    when radio is Not ON????
    When people ask for a S-Report should I Minus a S for needle Sag?

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    Last edited by StormyNitesOnCB; 01-01-2014 at 09:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StormyNitesOnCB View Post
    RoofTopAntenna DX #999 Wave'in back from central michigan.
    Is caveman your CB handle whats your favorite channel? I'll call out for ya
    when the skip/DX is rolling. when I get my coax hooked up!!!

    Does this S-Meter need re-paired/replace or
    is it suppose to hang lower than the other meter
    when radio is Not ON????
    When people ask for a S-Report should I Minus a S for needle Sag?

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Views: 15
Size:  1.61 MB
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    Quote Originally Posted by StormyNitesOnCB View Post
    RoofTopAntenna DX #999 Wave'in back from central michigan.
    Is caveman your CB handle whats your favorite channel? I'll call out for ya
    when the skip/DX is rolling. when I get my coax hooked up!!!

    Does this S-Meter need re-paired/replace or
    is it suppose to hang lower than the other meter
    when radio is Not ON????
    When people ask for a S-Report should I Minus a S for needle Sag?

    Name:  cobra problem.jpg
Views: 15
Size:  1.61 MB
    I go by caveman or 195 and when skip is rolling I monitor 11, 17, 20, 26, 28, and 35 AM and my home channel is usually 24 or 26 AM. I only transmit on 38 LSB so far.
    Caveman 195 waving a hand in Southern Indiana

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