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Old 04-12-2014, 08:46 PM   #1
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Talking CB Antenna Tunning???

I made me a custom bracket for my antenna, its like relentless's hood hinge bracket.. but on the passenger side.. well for the life of me cant get the SWR under 3.. I have a 4' composite antenna and 18' coax cable..
And right now all channels are at 3+ swr... whats the deal?
I know i have the antenna bracket connections for the coax correct but cant figure this out!! Help! Please..
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:49 PM   #2
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antenna could be to tall, are you making sure your in the open for tuning? No trees, power lines, buildings, stuff like that.
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:53 PM   #3
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As Snow mentioned, you should be in an open area, with no trees or buildings. I will ask this, are you SURE that you are using the SWR meter correctly? If not done the right way you will get incorrect high readings. Other things that will cause high SWR are broken wires in antenna, bad pins on the ends of the antenna cable, incorrectly mounted antenna base (not grounded properly, or signal conductor accidentally grounded) incorrectly connected cable ends.
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Sounds like a bad ground. Mine was like that and found out it was the PL259 connector. I just re-spliced it and it was down to 1.4
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:12 PM   #5
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I will check the ground again.. because everything i read say it most likely is the ground...
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:16 PM   #6
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I am doing my reading correctly. And in the middle of a field.
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their must be some bad connection somewhere, or even possibly a crap antenna. <<--- that doesnt happen often, but is possible.
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