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CB Radio install help

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by senn4586, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. Apr 14, 2013 at 8:28 PM
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    senn4586

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    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.
     
  2. Apr 14, 2013 at 8:54 PM
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    Kevoh

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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.
     
  3. Apr 14, 2013 at 10:02 PM
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    senn4586

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    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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  4. Apr 15, 2013 at 5:00 AM
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    slinkey11

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    By tuning do you mean you can't get your Swr down? How is the antenna mounted?
     
  5. Apr 15, 2013 at 5:08 AM
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    TherealScuba

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    As in, inside the cab of the truck?
    If so, that's your problem.
    Lol.
     
  6. Apr 15, 2013 at 7:03 AM
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    senn4586

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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
     
  7. Apr 15, 2013 at 7:04 AM
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    senn4586

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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.
     
  8. Apr 15, 2013 at 7:34 AM
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    LUSETACO

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    What's your SWR?
     
  9. Apr 15, 2013 at 7:36 AM
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    Leoffensive

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    How about a pic of the antenna and ground setup too
     
  10. Apr 15, 2013 at 8:02 AM
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    TherealScuba

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    This.
    If you grounded to the bed or bed rail, that probably doesn't do much.
    The bed isn't grounded very well.
     
  11. Apr 15, 2013 at 8:11 AM
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    SoCaltaco65

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  12. Apr 15, 2013 at 4:04 PM
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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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