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senn4586 04-14-2013 08:28 PM

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.

Kevoh 04-14-2013 08:54 PM

What kind of CB radio did you get? How is it setup? What type of antenna did you get? More info please.

senn4586 04-14-2013 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Kevoh (Post 6742812)
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.

slinkey11 04-15-2013 05:00 AM

By tuning do you mean you can't get your Swr down? How is the antenna mounted?

TherealScuba 04-15-2013 05:08 AM

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Originally Posted by senn4586 (Post 6743091)
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.

senn4586 04-15-2013 07:03 AM

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

senn4586 04-15-2013 07:04 AM

I just don't know how to tune essentially. Was looking for someone with the experience to help me do this.

LUSETACO 04-15-2013 07:34 AM

What's your SWR?

Leoffensive 04-15-2013 07:36 AM

How about a pic of the antenna and ground setup too

TherealScuba 04-15-2013 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Leoffensive (Post 6743958)
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.

SoCaltaco65 04-15-2013 08:11 AM

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Originally Posted by TherealScuba (Post 6744028)
The bed isn't grounded very well.

like not at all being fiber resin based.

senn4586 04-15-2013 04:04 PM

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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