LOL what is radio amateurs or CB radio hour LOL?
I haven’t been on the CB radio since I went 10-7 around 1986-87? This doesn’t look like HD TV it looks more like amateur radio masts towers LOL.
It even has rotator! I used to have three-element directional beam for use on the (single side bands) with ¼ wave antenna mounted in the centre of the beam as the pole passed though the (U bolts) and the coaxial able had enough slack to turn the beam around one way and the other without the cable getting twisted up for the ¼ wave aerial.
Max power I used was only small 250watts but it got me all the way to the Falkland Islands with Cobra 148 GTL-DX with modification standard low mid and high with mod for double high and triple high band that took me partly into the 28MHz band LOL. Oh those where the days of whose got the furthest distance who’s got the highest antenna or located on the highest peak in the Dorset area with the highest mounted antenna.
I had the second highest antenna my first a GPA ½ wave on (3rd Avenue) Holdenhurst Road Bournemouth, my best friend was pissed off because I had the highest over him LOL and I could go (OTT) over the top, on him LOL.
I actually even blew a TV set-up my dad’s friend and neighbour who lived four doors along from us. I had a slightly dodgy coaxial PL? Can’t remember the name of the screw on plug? Anyway no matter the centre core was loss the solder had come undone and what was happening was.
Each time I keyed up I would notice the Hitachi monaural VCR with Dolby NR and the 26” Bush colour TV. I would see the video machine going in (visual fast-play mode)? I stopped transmitting looked for the remote and pressed visual fast-play mode while at the same time I keyed up the base-mic and the VCR went at triple speed LOL!!
Now this wasn’t right something was seriously wrong hare? A few moments later the TV went off! I mean it went off!! Oh, my god what have I done now!!??
I turned the TV off as the switched pushed in for OFF and outwards for ON! I tried it and it came back on was puzzled I mean this was bad (TVI) Television interference I was causing here!
It wasn’t till the day after that I heard some footsteps coming up the stairs as my dads friend only needs to walk around the back of the house and knock on the door and enter. I thought it was my dad. In fact it was my dad’s friend and he was RED FACED!!!!!
I he was swearing telling me I have blown his TV set-up! LOL I was kinder shocked because he was going to tell my dad and after which, I had the Cobra the snake locked-up in the safe for week or two before all the heat died down.
It wasn’t till I got back on the CB, I checked the cable and no wonder, I was giving bad (TVI) I re-soldered cable and cheeked all though the bands low mid and high. This was my first Cobra I’ve owned two snakes while I was on the CB radio since late 1980 till around wintertime 1986-87 I think? Anyhow I checked my (SWR) because when all this was happening I had few bands that was slightly close to the (red) and that’s bad.