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Post  Fred on Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:33 pm

new rubber on the ground (even cleaned wheels)
brakes front & back
Oil & filter
Final drive
Air filter
CB installed

Did the air filter and CB in under 2 hours

Wing is ready to fly

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Post  Doc on Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:44 pm

Freddy did you have your SWR checked on your CB?

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Re: Busy weekend

Post  Fred on Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:11 pm

Doc wrote:Freddy did you have your SWR checked on your CB?

No - I used to have a meter (back in the 70s)


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Post  alabamawing on Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:49 am

Fred wrote:
Doc wrote:Freddy did you have your SWR checked on your CB?

No - I used to have a meter (back in the 70s)


You want me to send you my meter? I have all the hookups (adapters) also. Most cases if you used the Honda CB and antenna you don't have to set the SWR. If you use after market antenna uyou might need to set it. Either way let me know.

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Re: Busy weekend

Post  Fred on Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:41 pm

alabamawing wrote:
Fred wrote:
Doc wrote:Freddy did you have your SWR checked on your CB?

No - I used to have a meter (back in the 70s)


You want me to send you my meter? I have all the hookups (adapters) also. Most cases if you used the Honda CB and antenna you don't have to set the SWR. If you use after market antenna uyou might need to set it. Either way let me know.

That would be great - how do you adjust them? I knolw on the old CBs it was a matter of adjusting the length of the antenna mast - not sure how to go about doing it with a fiberglass mast

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Re: Busy weekend

Post  alabamawing on Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:16 pm

you cant on a fiberglass mast or at least I don't know how

Maybe the old truck driver will chime in

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Re: Busy weekend

Post  jpierce575 on Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:51 pm

Who would the old truck driver be? No one but us four should see this post. I am assuming Fred mistakenly posted it here.

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I did drive an old truck once!!!

Post  Doc on Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:08 pm

Fred if your fiberglass ant measures electrically long, SWR higher on ch40 than ch1, you have to take the little plastic cap off the tip and trim one loop of wire at a time off till you get a good SWR. From what I've heard the seirra's are pretty good from the factory. I've not checked mine yet and that was why I asked about yours.
Bruce could you bring your meter to the KSL and we can check them?

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Post  alabamawing on Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:37 am

jpierce575 wrote:Who would the old truck driver be? No one but us four should see this post. I am assuming Fred mistakenly posted it here.
well duh, your right - I was talking about Tommy

Just in case I don't come to KSL I will send the meter to you. What is your address?

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Re: Busy weekend

Post  Fred on Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:25 pm

Sorry guys - I originally posted this in the admin area by mistake. Jamie alerted me to my error

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Re: Busy weekend

Post  Haste Maker on Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:14 pm

As being a old truck driver (42 years) I don't think that the swr's would be a problem with the CB's on a goldwing..this radio doesn't have enough power to talk over 1-2 miles at it's best...it is just better than yelling "hey you"...if you can talk & someone can hear you & if you can hear what someone else is saying, that is the best you can expect with this CB...

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Re: Busy weekend

Post  Fred on Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:57 pm

Haste Maker wrote:As being a old truck driver (42 years) I don't think that the swr's would be a problem with the CB's on a goldwing..this radio doesn't have enough power to talk over 1-2 miles at it's best...it is just better than yelling "hey you"...if you can talk & someone can hear you & if you can hear what someone else is saying, that is the best you can expect with this CB...

Are ya saying I need a linear amp?

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Re: Busy weekend

Post  Haste Maker on Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:59 am

It would sure help...I have never heard or seen anyone that had one on a wing...I am not sure that the little CB on the wing has enough power to key one up...

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