Internet lore says that if you transmit on your HAM, CB, or GMRS radio with no antenna connected it will cause immediate and severe damage to the radio. In this video I tempt fate, remove the antenna from my GMRS HT, and transmit multiple times with no antenna connected. According to the HAM radio, GMRS and CB radio experts the radio will overheat and become permanently damaged. Lets see if the experts are right..
Details: I used an old, well-used BTech GMRS V1 radio, set to GMRS CH17, set at high (5W) power. I took off the antenna and transmitted for 1 second, 2 seconds, 10 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, then 6 minutes .
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