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CB / Re: SWR 5 ! What is happening ?
July 28, 2022, 07:09:02 AM
Thank you Gil, I will try to improve the ground connection and I will let you Know.
CB / SWR 5 ! What is happening ?
July 18, 2022, 05:47:57 AM

I recently tried to instal a president walker on my car (a land rover defender 110).

I svewed a steel plate on the soare tire holder that is mounted on the rear door. On that plate I installed a president antenna that was originaly on a magnetic pod on a sirio base.

The antenna is linked to the radio with a 5mm cable (4 meters long).

When I checked the SWR it was 5 ! And all I have done on the antenna lenth didn't change anything.

Does anybody know what is happening ?


Because it was available there but I change my mind.

When I Will be licensed I think I realy have more fun With some old military radios.
After further reflexion, I think I will use a CB in my car and prepare my license to use something with a little bit more fun as TRPP 13 or some kind of PRC.

I saw that a TRPP 13 is sold around 100 or 150 euros these days.

Great fun not so expensive.
Quote from: gil on April 01, 2022, 05:32:05 AMI wish I had one, it is a great radio...

Do you already order in germany ? It seems that they have some 818.
Antennas / active Hunter HS 1300 B
April 01, 2022, 10:46:52 AM
Hi everybody,

A new question, does anaybody there know the "Active Hunter HS 1300 B from Maldol" ?

It would be one of the options for my house set-up.

New To Radio / Re: Yeasu FT 818 ND
April 01, 2022, 10:17:38 AM
It seems the 818 is available in Germany, do you know if the yeasu warranty will apply worldwide ?
As we see for some weeks now the nightmare could reveal actual with only an air raid or a lost shell.

I was already concern by the french nuclear plants (no french at more than 300km I think) but now we can have a "Tchernobyl II" or a direct strike of "Satan II", I will quote Sting : "I hope russians love their children too".

New To Radio / Yeasu FT 818 ND
April 01, 2022, 08:39:56 AM

Like I said in the old topic on this radio, I think I will buy a Yeasu FT 818 ND.

Is there some of you that could give me a feed back about this radio ?

I already look at the YouTube video showing that this is a total fail and just a big marketing operation from Yaesu but I do not have any 817ND at home so I hope it should be a good choice to begin with ham when I will have my license and down to this day to listen ham and operate on the CB.

Is it possible to plug it on an external battery bigger than the 1900mah ?
Is it possible to plug it on a car battery (12v) ?

Does it resist to bad weather ? I leave in a cold and wet area.

In fact I am looking for something light and little, with as much autonomy as possible, resistant to outter agressions, suitable with any band of frequenecies, that allow me (when graduate) to communicate with my folks on a range of several undred miles (my country is approximativaly 600/700 miles long) ...

Here in France the 818 is sold out everywhere so I wille have to wait a little bit but I hope it wil be back on shelves soon.

Do you think that Yeasu will propose a 819 of some sort soon ? It could be an explaination for the shortage ...

Thank you for your help :-)
The fact is that here in France this is sold out almost everywhere so I think if I want one I have to be swift.
I take my shovel and unburry this topic.

So if I understand, the 818 is not a big inovation but it is still a very good radio that can work on any range of frequencies.

Am I right ?

Merci et surtout merci pour ce forum et tes vidéos 😉

I am from France and my experience of using CB is realy poor, I used a president jimmy and JFK a lot of years ago on 4WD runs with friends, that is all.

The reason I decide to dust off my radios is that I know for sure that the day the wind will turn we will only have CB or Ham to cummunicate.

I ask myself for years if I begin to prepare ham license or not and I think I will do it in a few weeks or less.

I discovered you Gil on youtube and learn you have created this forum.

As I know I will have to wait to have this license, I will try to set a fixe installation at home and a mobile instalation in one of my cars to learn how to use radio and to evaluate the range I can hope to communicate.

One of my problem is taht I will need a discret antenna for the house ans to find witch wire will match witn the pods I have how to set and weld coax ...

I hope my english will not scratch your eyes. I hope it will improve fast by practising.

Thanks for reading me.