CB Base Aerial

Hi all I have a CB base aerial that belonged to my son can it be used for UHF radio.

I'll probable be told to use it as a dune flag mast or fishing pole any other suggestions but not to rude :))))

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Reply By: Member - greg w (VIC) - Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 21:49

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 at 21:49
No Different frequency..use it as a Dune flag.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 07:30

Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 07:30
Gopher,

CB can be two entirely different products.

The old 27 MHz CB transceivers are not compatible with the current range of UHF CB transceivers.

If the aerial you have inherited is the older type, chuck it and invest $100 in an antenna that will match your UHF radio and also be specific to the type of use you require. Even the current range of UHF antennas suit different requirements such as 6 db, or 9 db and some have independent ground plain construction giving more flexibility to where the antenna can be mounted.

Mate, unless you know what you are looking for, make the effort and talk to a communications specialist company who sell these products. They are unlikely to give you inaccurate advice or rip you off.


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Follow Up By: gopher - Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 07:52

Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 07:52
Thanks for that. The reason i asked was i said to my son whether he wanted it or i scrap it and he wanted to know if it could be used for UHF . don't suppose there's anyone using CB's anymore .

thanks again....

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Follow Up By: Member -Chops - Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 21:51

Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 21:51
There's still a few of us around Gopher. Still get a few contacts O/S occasionally. And thats with a whip aerial on the corry iron roof.
Just check that you aren't throwing out a UHF base aerial. There might be a sticker on it somewhere that tells you the frequency that its tuned for.
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