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Old 12-12-2014, 12:15 PM
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Is there any store like radio shack, Walmart, auto zone, etc. that has a SWR meter that they could loan-a-tool like auto zone does with tools, bc I just need my antenna tuned real quick. I don't think that I would need the meter more than that one or two times, so I'm just trying to avoid buying it. Unless anyone thinks that I will need it more than once. Would I? Cobra 19 ultra III radio. Standard coax cable. Would the SWR meter from either Walmart or RadioShack do the job? Thanks
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Old 12-12-2014, 01:19 PM
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No... You can buy one online for less than $20 and your really supposed to check your swrs at least once every 2 weeks if you use your radio alot
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Old 12-12-2014, 01:53 PM
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Is there any store like radio shack, Walmart, auto zone, etc. that has a SWR meter that they could loan-a-tool like auto zone does with tools, bc I just need my antenna tuned real quick. I don't think that I would need the meter more than that one or two times, so I'm just trying to avoid buying it. Unless anyone thinks that I will need it more than once. Would I? Cobra 19 ultra III radio. Standard coax cable. Would the SWR meter from either Walmart or RadioShack do the job? Thanks
I run a meter on my setup constantly, gives me piece of mind. Although I'm running over 1000 watts... high swrs could kill my whole setup, better safe than sorry.
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Old 12-12-2014, 02:20 PM
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Just buy one. Good to check at least every couple months if you don't use the radio much, then if you get a different antenna or change positions. If you have a cb you need to have a SWR meter.
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:38 AM
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No... You can buy one online for less than $20 and your really supposed to check your swrs at least once every 2 weeks if you use your radio alot
alright thanks man I wound up getting one but i don't believe it came with everything I need. Appreciate the help. This will do the job right? And I believe I have to get another coax cable, the SWR meter has 2 plug ins, and didn't come with a second coax cable to plug in my radio to the meter, and I don't want to buy like the 25 Ft cable at RadioShack or something, I only need like 2 or 3 feet of it, so, do I have to go back to Amazon to get this? Opinions? Thanks.
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:38 AM
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I run a meter on my setup constantly, gives me piece of mind. Although I'm running over 1000 watts... high swrs could kill my whole setup, better safe than sorry.
alright thanks man I wound up getting one but i don't believe it came with everything I need. Appreciate the help. This will do the job right? And I believe I have to get another coax cable, the SWR meter has 2 plug ins, and didn't come with a second coax cable to plug in my radio to the meter, and I don't want to buy like the 25 Ft cable at RadioShack or something, I only need like 2 or 3 feet of it, so, do I have to go back to Amazon to get this? Opinions? Thanks.
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:39 AM
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Just buy one. Good to check at least every couple months if you don't use the radio much, then if you get a different antenna or change positions. If you have a cb you need to have a SWR meter.
alright thanks for the advice man. I wound up getting one but i don't believe it came with everything I need. Appreciate the help. This will do the job right? And I believe I have to get another coax cable, the SWR meter has 2 plug ins, and didn't come with a second coax cable to plug in my radio to the meter, and I don't want to buy like the 25 Ft cable at RadioShack or something, I only need like 2 or 3 feet of it, so, do I have to go back to Amazon to get this? Opinions? thanks.
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:49 AM
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That one would work and yes you do need two coax cables if you can't find one locally then amazon is probably your next best bet
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