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John 1210

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Posts : 15
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Join date : 2019-10-26
Age : 60
QTH or Location : Kirkintilloch/ Glasgow
Call Sign : 108-CT-234
Equipment Used : YAESU FT450D

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PostSubject: Silver rod install   Silver rod install Icon_minitimeThu Nov 14, 2019 10:22 pm

Hi members

So hear I was installing my silver rod out onto my clothes pole with a 15 feet scaffolding pole. So gets it all coaxed up bolted my s-rod onto my pole then fixed the scaffolding pole onto clothes pole out back. Raised the s-pole and fixed the bolts then tightened it all up. Stood back and have a look at it and I said to myself. John you done a great job.
Then it entered my head omg if the swar is out on this Ariel I will have to pull it all down to adjust the s-rod. So I ran all the cables into house and I checked it with the smar meter.
And to my astonishment. The needle hardly moves on ch-1 ch-40 fm. So now I can pack myself on the back. Great job from me
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QTH or Location : Halifax
Call Sign : Romeo Echo 137
Equipment Used : CRT SS 9900 Antron 99

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PostSubject: Re: Silver rod install   Silver rod install Icon_minitimeFri Nov 15, 2019 4:24 pm

I'm really happy your install went well and your swr is low.

"YOU JAMMY GIT" Very Happy

The Scottish have all the luck Very Happy

Well done mate Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Silver rod install   Silver rod install Icon_minitimeFri Nov 15, 2019 9:05 pm

Reminds me of my Mighty Magnum 3 back in the 80's
The antenna was on top of a twenty foot scaffolding pole and the bracket was just under the guttering and the antenna was about thirty six foot tall if i can remember right.
I checked the swr and it never moved on all the channels and i thought like you it's a good job as that antenna is heavy and long.
My dad had built a wall a few feet away so i'd lean it against that in case the swr needed adjusting but yeah its a nightmare if you have to take them down.
Talked to scotland in the 80's and the skip was really strong, talked to all over the place back then. Scotland was in and wales and Ireland and then all over england like newcastle Manchester etc.
I know the skip was going crazy, i remember when the Americans were in for weeks and they were that strong you think they were next door.
I know a lot moaned because they couldn't talk to their friends but it was fun talking to all over the states and the world when the skip wa at its peak.
All the best
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PostSubject: Re: Silver rod install   Silver rod install Icon_minitimeSat Nov 16, 2019 7:33 pm

John, was your Silver Rod bought new from eBay as I have seen some Silver Rods come with pre marked lines on the sections as they have been marked for a pre swr setup. Reason for asking I was nearly for buying one myself Wink
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Call Sign : 108-CT-234
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PostSubject: Re: Silver rod install   Silver rod install Icon_minitimeWed Dec 04, 2019 9:12 pm

Yes came from eBay but no marks on antenna .?so it was all guess work
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PostSubject: Re: Silver rod install   Silver rod install Icon_minitimeThu Dec 05, 2019 11:04 am

The marks on the antenna are a starting point. It isn't possible to pre-SWR an antenna with a guarantee it'll be spot on for every install due to the variables. For example one low to the ground will need to be shorter than one 60ft in the air due to the effect of ground loss.
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Age : 57
QTH or Location : Liverpool
Call Sign : 26-CT-3241
Equipment Used : SS6900N with silver rod

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PostSubject: Re: Silver rod install   Silver rod install Icon_minitimeMon Dec 09, 2019 6:41 pm

hi all Dave 26-CT-3241 here getting back in to CB/SSB radio after a 30 year break going to be putting a silver rod on my chimney stack I want to run coax from the antenna to my bedroom and to the shed what is the best way to do this any help would be welcomed
thanks Dave
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PostSubject: Re: Silver rod install   Silver rod install Icon_minitimeMon Dec 09, 2019 7:00 pm

Hi Dave
Do what I done to my brothers .if you can get some plastic 1”pipe put the coax into it and burying it under the ground to your shed . But remember if it’s for side bands get the thicker coax cable as you will need it for the bands 👍
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Equipment Used : SS6900N with silver rod

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PostSubject: Re: Silver rod install   Silver rod install Icon_minitimeMon Dec 09, 2019 7:41 pm

thanks John bedroom is at front of house shed is at back was thinking is there a way to run two separate coax from the antenna one to the bedroom and one to the shed ?
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PostSubject: Re: Silver rod install   Silver rod install Icon_minitimeMon Dec 09, 2019 7:56 pm

Hi Dave
I will need to pass on that one . But if I remember right I think you can get a coax splitter box . It means that you attach your plug to you’re antenna then chop it and connect it into a box. Then at the other end of the box they are connectors for the pl plugs to attach to to send it to your radios . I am not positive about it but give it some research you might find something like that .
Good luck with it if I find something I will send it to you.
John -CT 234
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Call Sign : 108-CT-234
Equipment Used : YAESU FT450D

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PostSubject: Re: Silver rod install   Silver rod install Icon_minitimeMon Dec 09, 2019 8:01 pm

Yes just seen it on eBay mate it’s called a coax splitter
It’s a unit you attach a pl plug to from your Ariel and the other end has more places for your coax plugs to go to your rigs
Good luck mate
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PostSubject: Re: Silver rod install   Silver rod install Icon_minitimeMon Dec 09, 2019 8:07 pm

Here's several here, by no means the only supplier there are loads on the net, don't buy cheap this is an item worth spending a bit more for good quality.

https://www.hamradio-shop.co.uk/product-category/antenna-switches/

73's Gary.
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John 1210

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Call Sign : 108-CT-234
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PostSubject: Re: Silver rod install   Silver rod install Icon_minitimeMon Dec 09, 2019 8:21 pm

Or try the coax splitter we’re you can run up to 3 rigs of the one antenna. Good Luck Keep us posted on how you get on

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F323061842749
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Call Sign : 26-CT-3241
Equipment Used : SS6900N with silver rod

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PostSubject: Re: Silver rod install   Silver rod install Icon_minitimeMon Dec 09, 2019 8:43 pm

thanks lads will have a look was thinking something like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ancable-Coaxial-Splitter-Adapter-Connector/dp/B01N9QVGCX and running one to the shed and one to the bed room dont know if that will work
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QTH or Location : Kirkintilloch/ Glasgow
Call Sign : 108-CT-234
Equipment Used : YAESU FT450D

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PostSubject: Re: Silver rod install   Silver rod install Icon_minitimeMon Dec 09, 2019 8:57 pm

It would do but the one I sent you is cheaper
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Call Sign : 26-CT-3241
Equipment Used : SS6900N with silver rod

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PostSubject: Re: Silver rod install   Silver rod install Icon_minitimeTue Dec 10, 2019 2:12 am

It is John but don’t think a PL259 will fit it looking at the picture I could be wrong will look at all options and see what I think will work best but like I said thanks to you all for your time and your help will let you all know how I get on won’t be till after Christmas as my daughter is giving me the radio as a present
73s Dave
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