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I feel bad for this guy…(r/pics)
I know the HAM types are going to hate me for this, so please sell the equipment you use for less than the purchase price to someone who will use it properly when you are done 🙂
Buy any SSB transmitter (SSB is a type of AM transmission). No reason to go with CB as it’s power limited and therefore is difficult to find high power equipment for. A 10 meter transmitter would be ideal.
Here’s one on amazon: www.amazon.com/10-METER-BLUE-FREQUENCY-NUMBER/dp/B…
Buy a matching power amp (10 meter wavelength, AKA HF), as large as you can find. Here are some listings on ebay, starting at around 120 bucks for a worthwhile unit. The legal limit in the US is 1500w, so thats the highest you can likely buy.
Antenna, I suggest a loaded coil vertical for 10 meter (could be hundreds of dollars) as this will be the most compact short of a dummy load (which may or may not work for our purposes). This will likely be branded as a mobile model. Otherwise, learn how to string a horizontal dipole, this will cost less than $50.
Tone generator can probably be replaced by a laptop or ipod with samples at different frequencies. You’ll need to get an adapter to plug your radio into your laptop or ipod. You’ll also want a choke on the line between the receiver and source, as well as some sort of shielding for the laptop from the antenna.
All these pieces simply plug into each other. The signal source connects to the transmitter, the transmitter connects to the amp, the amp connects to the antenna. You may need various adapters and cables depending on the equipment you choose.