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This is a simple base station CB antenna You can make in 30 minutes out of a bit of PVC pipe and fittings, some wire and a SO239 coax connector and a piece of coax to connect it to your radio. You should have a 1.5 SWR on this. You should be able to build this for about 10 to 15 dollars.
 
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Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
MATERIALS
2 PCS 8'6" 12 or 14 gauge electrical wire 
10' 3/4 Schedule 40 PVC pipe
3/4 inch PVC pipe cap
SO239 coax connector (see picture)
4 - screws or bolts to fit the SO239
I solder on eye electrical connector to fit screws on SO239 and wire
20' section of 1.5 inch Schedule 40 PVC pipe.
1 - 1 1/2" PVC "T"
1 - 1 1/2" PVC cap
1 - 1 1/2" x 3/4 PVC reducer

TOOLS
PVC cement
saw
drill
screwdriver
pliers
Soldering gun and electrical (NO acid) solder
electrical tape
sealant

jamludi3 months ago

Hi rbodell

Why do you suggest 2-Pieces of 8'6" 12 or 14 gauge electrical wire. Where does the other one go?