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Old 04-14-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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CB Radio install help

I am installing a CB radio and everything is in and yet I can't get it to work. I can't seem to be able to tune it. I was wondering if there was someone in Orange County that would be willing to help me out. Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:54 PM   #2
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What kind of CB radio did you get? How is it setup? What type of antenna did you get? More info please.
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What kind of CB radio did you get? How is it setup? What type of antenna did you get? More info please.
It's a cobra 29LTD installed on the bottom center tray and I have a FIRSTIK antenna 48" and it's mounted behind the Rear Passenger seat.
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By tuning do you mean you can't get your Swr down? How is the antenna mounted?
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I have a FIRSTIK antenna 48" and it's mounted behind the Rear Passenger seat.
As in, inside the cab of the truck?
If so, that's your problem.
Lol.
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The antenna is mounted on the bed rails via a screw and the mount sits on the rail and it's grounded and everything. It's not inside the cab Lol
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I just don't know how to tune essentially. Was looking for someone with the experience to help me do this.
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How about a pic of the antenna and ground setup too
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How about a pic of the antenna and ground setup too
This.
If you grounded to the bed or bed rail, that probably doesn't do much.
The bed isn't grounded very well.
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The bed isn't grounded very well.
like not at all being fiber resin based.
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I will post pics in a bit but it's not grounded to the bed its grounded to the chasis. The swr is where I don't understand how to do this.
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