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    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

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antenna tuner

  1. K

    Transfer of power with an antenna tuner

    If you have an antenna tuner, and your antenna is a 10:1 match for your frequency, and the tuner brings it down to 1.2:1, do you get the same, or close to the same transfer of power to the antenna as you would if the antenna was a true 1.2:1? I have more to say on this, but I want to see what...
  2. hogshine

    Swr, Antenna light and linear amp problem

    I just got a cobra 29ltd and a wilson 1000 magnet mount antenna and have had for a few years a Texas star DX 667V. Now to get you guys up to speed, I mounted the radio under my dash of my chevy pickup. Ran the power of the radio to the fuse box and hooked into the a fuse and grounded it there on...
  3. S

    Longwire Shortwave Antenna Help

    I am looking for advice on getting the best reception for several different portable shortwave radios like the Grundig G-5 and Sangean ATS-803A. I am putting up a 100 foot 12 gauge insulated wire from a stationary post on the top of my house (25 foot high) out to a tree. I have used cable ties...