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Installed my BigBill combo today . Got it all wired up , no shorts , but I don't get any reading on my swr meter . Checked grounds , continuity between ant and radio ( both center conductor and ground ) all is as it should be . My swr meter is 30+ years old , do they go bad ? I can receive a weather station with the ant hooked up .
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Are you sure you hooked up the meter correctly? I know it sounds like a dumb question but its easy to swap leads.
 

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Just went out to the garage to check , it was hooked up right .
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I think it's one of the PL259 connectors on the jumper . Will pick up a couple of new ones on Tue.
$50 for a new SWR meter at Radio Shack . Prices sure have gone up in 30 years .
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I think it's one of the PL259 connectors on the jumper . Will pick up a couple of new ones on Tue.
$50 for a new SWR meter at Radio Shack . Prices sure have gone up in 30 years .
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Yea, that's a decent meter though (one of the only decent things in that place these days)...

You might find a local shop that you can get a PDC-1 or similar. I got mine through walcott, but I do see them locally at the little shop for under $25.


Just a thought...
 

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Ordered a new SWR meter from Walcott CB , will arrive on the 24th .
Half the price of Radio Shack even with shipping .
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