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Thanks yamanx1
I am in the process of setting up my shack and have buried a galvenised steel post 3' into the ground to mount a (15'-20') scaffold pole to and then from that I intend to attach a silver rod. This shack will be all about listening for a while so I can learn the ropes (language etc). I have a Kenwood TS-50 so I will be using the USB/LSB and CB frequencies also FM&AM. My first question is am I using the best antenna for this system or could you advise me on a better one that covers my needs. Any advice is very much appreciated. Mark

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Yes a better antenna is a bigger one. No compromise on this really. I suggest a Sirio 827, but I have little experience with any verticals emoticon Great radio btw emoticon

Use nylon guy lines as well btw for your scaffold mast, good luck with it all, quiet on 11m atm as we're not experiencing any propagation, you should make ground wave contact though emoticon

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Thanks for that. As it happens there is one on ebay in Birmingham with a free 20' mast emoticon I have also found 30m of the guy line you refered to also on ebay...what would be the best way to attach it to the mast?

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hi all..seem to spend a lot of time talking to fb members lately the club seems to be booming,so i thought i would join the forum do talk regular to some fb stations mainly 099 in stoke mr brent..73s all
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hi kevin! good bunch on here mate!! nice to see you on here! maybe get a fb call sign?? there you go dave i did try!!

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Hi, my name is Nigel.. I started on CB radio when my uncle bought back a cb from the states in his mobile home i was hooked immediately. Just got back into it after being off for a few years. I am so sad that it has now fallen from grace and is just a free for all to swear and play music and talk all the time on the calling channel. I have just bought a Ranger 2950dx but i have not got a clue on how to use it. I bought it because it was offered to me by a guy who needed to move house due to divorce and he couldn't bring it with him. It is in beautiful clean condition. I want to use it but i want to listen first. but i will want to use it properly eventually so i hope it's ok to become a member and ask for advice now and again.
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Welcome Nigel, please feel free to ask any advice you need emoticon

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hello and welcome to the group emoticon

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Hi all. Have just returned to 11m both mobile and Base after an absence of a few years.I have heard good things about this site from members I have QSO'd with in the UK Lately.(Have been taking advantage of the current groundwave conditions).Looking forward to becoming an active member of the community.73's Gerry.
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Hi and welcome along emoticon

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