Originally Posted by darticus
Don't you just hook it up between the radio and antenna? Is there another way to do this? Ron
Typically these are inserted between the radio and the antenna, at the radio end of the coax. It's not necessarily the best place or method to measure, but for ham purposes, it's good enough. Measuring right at the antenna isn't always practical, so it's frequently not done.
As stated, a CB grade SWR meter isn't likely to be useful at VHF. It might provide indications, but they'll be meaningless.