As many of you know, I am a ham (my callsign is KK4LWR), or amateur radio operator. Over the holidays I ventured home (to very cold Ohio) and worked on a cool project with my brother, Tony. Tony, KD8RTT, and myself took a cheap CB whip and cut it down for mobile operation on the 10 meters band. The process was pretty simple and if you’re a new ham, it is a good, cheap way to get on the air. This hack is also a good introduction to using an antenna tuner and the importance of a standing wave ratio (SWR).