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by AR_Hillbilly
Fri Jun 22, 2018 16:30
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: Radio Antenna Help
Replies: 21
Views: 431

Re: Radio Antenna Help

Thanks for the info and reply guys. I tried it again the way that video shows and I am getting the same 1:12 and right at 7 watts on the power which is correct. So I ordered another antenna, delivered today so should be able to put it on tomorrow and give the test another shot. I'll update when I kn...
by AR_Hillbilly
Wed Jun 20, 2018 23:06
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: 26" Good Year Tundra Tires
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: 26" Good Year Tundra Tires

Thank you Richard. I'll try to touch base with him tomorrow.

Justin
by AR_Hillbilly
Wed Jun 20, 2018 23:04
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: Radio Antenna Help
Replies: 21
Views: 431

Re: Radio Antenna Help

Richard, Thanks for the video. I am not sure of anything honestly. I did calibrate the meter but had it on forward power setting when I did it and also I didn't have the dial turned all the way to the left before I started the calibration, but did calibrate full scale as it said. Also it was in forw...
by AR_Hillbilly
Wed Jun 20, 2018 20:38
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: 26" Good Year Tundra Tires
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: 26" Good Year Tundra Tires

Bob,

Thank you for the reply. You have mentioned Bill Pancake's name a couple times but I don't have any clue how to get in touch with him. Is there some membership directory that I can get access too?

Thanks,
Justin
by AR_Hillbilly
Wed Jun 20, 2018 20:33
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: Radio Antenna Help
Replies: 21
Views: 431

Re: Radio Antenna Help

Ok fellas I need a bit more guidance. So I hooked up the SWR meter and if I'm doing it right the readings are way up in the red. The power output showed to be in 6.5W range and the SWR reading showed to be about 12....If i'm supposed to be in the 1.6 or below I'm in trouble likely. I am attaching li...
by AR_Hillbilly
Tue Jun 19, 2018 15:24
Forum: Aeronca Sedan airplanes
Topic: 26" Good Year Tundra Tires
Replies: 4
Views: 213

26" Good Year Tundra Tires

Folks I tried to search before asking, either not there or could be I suck at it. I have a set of 26" Good Year tires just laying around the shop. I got them with my previous Cessna 170 purchase. Had to remove them as they were not approved per my IA. I would love to see them on my Sedan but don't h...
by AR_Hillbilly
Fri Jun 15, 2018 09:08
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: Radio Antenna Help
Replies: 21
Views: 431

Re: Radio Antenna Help

Thank you Richard and Bob. Just the info I needed. I didn't understand all of it but the guy that does HAM here did and had all the adapters I needed.

Justin
by AR_Hillbilly
Wed Jun 13, 2018 17:21
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: Radio Antenna Help
Replies: 21
Views: 431

Re: Radio Antenna Help

It will be a few days before I can look for myself but what kind of connector is on the Antenna? Will I need some sort of adapter to plug into the meter? I look at a Comant antenna spec online and it states BNC so I think that is the correct answer but wanted to verify if someone knew. Thanks, Justin
by AR_Hillbilly
Tue Jun 05, 2018 13:44
Forum: Aircraft electrical systems
Topic: Checking Electrical System
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Checking Electrical System

Folks, I have a Sedan and think I'm in need of a new battery but not sure. Any guidance on how to check my electrical system to verify my battery is my real issue. When I bought the plane in Dec of last year it had a Gill in it then. It didn't seem to have issue during any of my pre-purchase flights...
by AR_Hillbilly
Tue Jun 05, 2018 13:12
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: Radio Antenna Help
Replies: 21
Views: 431

Re: Radio Antenna Help

Thank you for the reply folks. Yea the right antenna is what I'm after. Not sure which one to pick if I go that route. For now I just put a short piece of pvc pipe down over it and taped it up. I haven't been able to do a distance check since I'm all in the boonies but it worked within a few miles o...
by AR_Hillbilly
Thu May 31, 2018 13:08
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: Radio Antenna Help
Replies: 21
Views: 431

Re: Radio Antenna Help

Where are you located? Bill Pancake is a HAM and will for sure have one and any avionics shop will. Bob, I am in rural Arkansas, close to a little town called Jasper. I have a friend in Little Rock that is a HAM operator and he said he had one if it included the freq that I needed. I'll update him ...
by AR_Hillbilly
Wed May 30, 2018 17:19
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: Radio Antenna Help
Replies: 21
Views: 431

Re: Radio Antenna Help

Bob, Thank you for your quick reply. It appears to still be electrically connected. Looking at the exposed portion it just appears there is a copper wire surrounded by a clear coating running up through the antenna. That doesn't appear to be damaged. I am not sure what an SWR Bridge or Antenna Analy...
by AR_Hillbilly
Wed May 30, 2018 16:59
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: Radio Antenna Help
Replies: 21
Views: 431

Re: Radio Antenna Help

Here is the link to the pictures.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/CfMT5Xh6XDUymvXQ2
by AR_Hillbilly
Wed May 30, 2018 16:43
Forum: Radios, intercoms, headsets and GPS systems
Topic: Radio Antenna Help
Replies: 21
Views: 431

Radio Antenna Help

Folks, I have broken my Comant antenna on my Aeronca Sedan. Had an extension cord hanging down from the ceiling to plug my trickle charger into. Been fine for a couple months now but Saturday it somehow got caught up in it and I didn't notice until it was to late. It basically bent it back right at ...
by AR_Hillbilly
Fri May 11, 2018 12:52
Forum: Fly-Ins and Aeronca related events
Topic: Fly-in/Drive-in Jasper, AR. June 2nd, 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Fly-in/Drive-in Jasper, AR. June 2nd, 2018

Thank you Richard for getting that uploaded up for me. Now that I know the work around I can make that happen in the future.

Justin