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GREAT TRANSMISSION HARDLY NO RECEPTION

Cobra 29 LTD Classic. Installed in 2007 Sterling, standing wave is below 3 has great transmission but will not recieve over a 1/2 mile , hear nothing but static.

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  • Tom Zorn
    Tom Zorn May 11, 2010

    a SWR of around 3 will definitely harm your reception. the lower the SWR the better your reception And transmit. The antenna may need to move. if its magnet mount move it higher! or maybe to the trunk if it is higher. Good luck dropping the SWR's their are places ALL OVER the internet on how to do this.
    Besides that if its because of the radio make sure RF Gain is all the way up. and squelch is way down...


  • Bruce Volkers
    Bruce Volkers May 11, 2010

    Does the sterling have a fiberglass body? And where do you have the antenna mounted? And for decent performance, the SWR needs to be less than 1.5:1

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