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Discussion in 'Southern California' started by Manwithoutaplan, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Jul 9, 2012 at 10:15 AM
    ruler

    ruler Well-Known Member

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    shoulda came through I woulda hooked you up, tha bizness was good doubled up my $tack$ and I still have some left over for when I'm bored.. LMAO

    found out that the mayor of my city lives a few houses down, needless to say he wasn't too thrilled that no one was lighting the "safe and sane" variety.. hehe :cool:
     
  2. Jul 9, 2012 at 10:59 AM
    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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  3. Jul 9, 2012 at 7:47 PM
    jonny

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    Anyone have a diff hook up or know how to install a lunch box style locker in an already pulled 3rd member?
    Think i can do it from the instructions and how to's online, but wouldnt mind paying someone who knows how to do it already :thumbsup:
     
  4. Jul 9, 2012 at 7:56 PM
    Jerez

    Jerez SoCal LED Dash Swap

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    :rofl: thats awesome...
     
  5. Jul 9, 2012 at 8:13 PM
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    Roland, Yoytoda, installed his. He can probably lend a hand but you have to drive to big bear.
     
  6. Jul 9, 2012 at 9:59 PM
    jonny

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    Oh yea that guy haha
    Havent seen him post in awhile
    Thanks!
     
  7. Jul 9, 2012 at 10:13 PM
    Jerez

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    Ah yes, le nazi ;)

    Ima be in SD from the 26-29...if I roll with my truck any good Offroad spots?
    N are u really going to slam it truck again??? :eek:
     
  8. Jul 9, 2012 at 11:09 PM
    blackhawke88

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    My HAM set up is in the reds when I did an SWR test today. I have a Larsen NMO antenna setup on my bedcage.

    I did the same SWR on Jen's truck which is parked right next to mine with Monkeyproof's radio and antenna and the SWR is perfect.

    I took my Icom radio out and plugged it in Jen's truck with monkeyproof's antenna and the SWR is perfect.

    I put Monkeyproof's radio in my truck with my antenna set up and the SWR is off the charts!

    Now, here is the really really weird thing:
    - With my radio wired up to my truck, but with Monkeyproof's mag mount antenna on my roof, plugged into my radio, the radio wont even turn on.
    - With Monkeyproof's radio plugged to my truck, with monkeyproof's mag mount antenna hooked up, the radio doesnt turn on.

    I think my wiring is messed up :confused: :annoyed:
     
  9. Jul 9, 2012 at 11:15 PM
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    speaking of the race my coworker is racing that same race too... he has a red ranger thats pretty nice looking in the pics i saw and in the 1400 class but i forgot his exact number haha
     
  10. Jul 9, 2012 at 11:25 PM
    Jerez

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    I would just run new wiring...:notsure:

     
  11. Jul 10, 2012 at 12:06 AM
    MonkeyProof

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    aside from any wiring issues i bet you need to trim the actual antenna to the frequency range that you will be running on average..the mag mount antenna was trimmed 1/4" to be used on average in the race frequency range. i'll get the measurement of the length that i have for my other antenna..the same you have mounted on the bed cage.

    what frequency were you testing the SWR on? 146.500mhz would be considered the center frequency. and generally speaking, HAM radios will self-protect itself against high SWR, unlike CB radios.. if your radio has a output indicator everytime you key the mic, you won't see maximum output.


    how is the power wire connected, directly to the battery?

    what led you to test the SWR in the first place? symptoms of your radio not working properly ?
     
  12. Jul 10, 2012 at 1:14 AM
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    Ya. Just dew new wiring. Also lmk when u want me to stop by nicks shop.




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  13. Jul 10, 2012 at 9:52 AM
    blackhawke88

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    I was thinking that I would need to trim the antenna, but I was reading that trimming or lengthening is necessary if SWR is higher in the higher frequencies vs the lower frequencies, or vice versa. Mine is ass high on all frequencies, in the red on most.

    I was testing the SWR on weatherman and the other channels I normanlly use. It shows maximum output each time I transmit, and the SWR goes to red

    The power line is connected to my aux fuse box. I tested the SWR because i dont get nearly as much transmitting distance as Anthony who has the same radio and antenna.
     
  14. Jul 10, 2012 at 10:18 AM
    MonkeyProof

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    How is his antenna mounted?
     
  15. Jul 10, 2012 at 11:37 AM
    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    off his bed with a steel bracket.

    I am so confused about this one thing:
    - My radio doesnt turn on with your antenna plugged into it, but will turn on with my antenna plugged into it, when hooked up to my truck

    - Your radio doesnt turn on either with your antenna plugged into it, but will turn on with my antenna plugged into it, when hooked up to my truck.

    It seems like my wiring only want to work when a radio is plugged up with my antenna :confused:
     
  16. Jul 10, 2012 at 11:52 AM
    MonkeyProof

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    Strange..how is the ground wire..is it mounted properly..securely? Almost sounds like the antenna is acting as the ground. Highly recommend in redoing the main power off the battery terminal itself.
     
  17. Jul 10, 2012 at 12:00 PM
    blackhawke88

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    The ground wire is connected to the ground terminals of my blue sea systems aux fuse box.

    I too have a feeling that the antenna is doing all the grounding work. I will re-do the posi and neg terminals tonight and see if it makes a difference.
     
  18. Jul 10, 2012 at 12:05 PM
    MonkeyProof

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    On your antenna wire..the connectors at the end on the radio side..did you solder the connector yourself or did it come ready to go?
     
  19. Jul 10, 2012 at 12:13 PM
    blackhawke88

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    I had to solder it myself. I checked the solders on the PL-23whaever connector and they are all still fine.
     
  20. Jul 10, 2012 at 1:41 PM
    jonny

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    found an army green fj to trade my snorkel for his stock fender and A pillar.
    FJ going to the dealer almost 100% stock with no trace of mods.
    Unless they look under the fj or see jerez' led swap :anonymous:
     

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