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I have a soler system with a Zigby communication that has a antenna just like a cb antenna but i need to extend it about 25 ft where can i get a wire with normal ends 25 ft long?

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Hello papapyr07,

It looks like you are trying to run the CB and the commercial radio off of the same antenna at the same time? This I gather is failing. This may be due to the pre-wired antenna having a filter on it to prevent exactly what you are trying to do. If this is the case you may have no choice but to run a separate antenna for your CB (this is the most logical choice), now you can try to find the filter if it is an external filter and remove it and use an antenna matching network to connect the CB to the existing antenna system (next logical, but may void the antenna system warranty). In any event you will either have to run another antenna for the CB or find and remove the present antenna filter.

I hope this helps

Thank you,

Shuttle83

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Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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The end without a connector was once attached to an antenna. You need a proper antenna in order to use the radio. If you were to buy a new antenna, it will come with a length of cable attached. Even if you were to buy a new antenna, don't expect good performance from the radio unless you get the antenna properly adjusted. Yes, it will work "out of the box", but probably not as good as it could. There is a device called an SWR bridge, it's used to measure the SWR and the user then adjusts the antenna for the lowest reading by trial and error adjustment of the antenna.

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looking grom the back of the bike or tour pack cb is on the left of the tour pack, As far as antenna's i use 8 inch rubber ones

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The CB radio its self just needs to be connected to power, and the antenna connected. You need to use at least RG-8x coax or you risk it frying from the extra power from the amp.

The radio needs to be attached to the amps input, then the antenna needs to go to the output of the amp.

Then most importantly the antenna must be tuned to lowest SWR. It must not exceed 1.5 and even that is pushing it.

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I have a Midland 1001Z 40-Channels Base CB Radio and a Magnetic-mount CB antenna. 29" stainless steel whip and 6" spring. About 46" high overall. All bought from /www.thesource.ca in Alberta...


Try Grounding it better. Its supposed to equal 8.5 ft.(102 inches) but the coil may make that in all.You can clip like 1/8 inch off at time until it goes 2.1 Swr. Thats a good standard. 1.5 SWR is desired. If it don't have a coil with it that may be the problem. You could turn it into a 8.5 ft. antenna by buying a 102" inch whip to screw into the base of your antenna, it depends if it holds or not. You could build you a matcher like this with a solder gun+solder and 2 resistors. Get you a box with 2 female cb antenna inputs. Drill a hole for both Cb antenna inputs into box. Place them into holes screw nuts down snug. Run a copper wire inside to both grounds or a plate somewhat. Run a thick gauge copper wire from center cb ANT INPUT(2) to other input of ANT INPUT(1). Solder 2 100 ohms in parallel from input to Ground. If you could take apart your radio(eliminating the box idea). Just Solder 2 (100 ohm) resistors to your Antenna output then put it back together. 50 OHM MATCH HERE Is the main idea. I've used 75 OHM Tv coax and reduced SWR.

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I have experimented for many years with various antennas and gain in the frequencies 26.965 to 27.405mhz. I have found that best performances on the Citizens Band is upper channels 37 or 39. This is where the band gets quieter and more close to Fm type communicating. Performance in antenna and hearing is best here. The Antron A99 sitting just 15 feet will get you 50 miles with decent results on a cheap Cobra 19plus or Cobra 21LTD. I can tell you by fact that a Cobra 21Ltd is equal to Cobra 25Ltd's(don't let noone tell you different) Its the same board, same calibration, same wattage plus its about $15 or so dollars cheaper than. Antennas have to be set for your frequency. I have found that the 8.5 ft(102 inch) steel whip performs best at approximate Channel #37 to 40. Homemade antennas built with a 8.25 ft element and 2 8foot rods down the side(ground) with a rod crossing the bottom at 1.5 feet. In the shape of a womans skirt.( Do not let the ground "skirt" touch the pole,seperate it by plastic PVC or milk jug with trash bag ties) I got 50 to 60 miles with this homemade job I would say had a DB gain of 10dbi. I have built home antennas that outperform Antrons. To be safe though and quick to setup is Antron A99 for about $65. Antrons have already set the frequency and low SWR. !!!DO NOT TUNE ANTRON A99 - IT BREAKS INTERNALLY!!! The average range one can get is say 10 to 50 miles average(best at night 10pm to 3 am) Don't expect any better with a Superior radio and tower or linear. A linear may kick hard within 25 miles but after that it fades into low in the distance. Unless you use 10 kilowatt or 25 Kilowatts(Electric bill will increase by $300 more--who needs it) A good power Mic on a straight radio Cobra 21LTD or 25 Ltd will be better than any mid-size linear say up to 250 watts. Your radio itself has potential with antenna gain of equal 25 to 45 watts alone. Mathematically your best with a Super Antenna and Height above 35 feet, plus heavy grounding(chain link fence buried into earth 20 X 20 feet about 8 feet down(a rod 8ft also will work) or if possible a Junk car buried into earth 8-10 feet under your Antenna. Use heavy gauge thick LOWLOSS 50 ohm coax 95% shield less than 100 feet to achieve max power out. Lengths in coax are great at 9,18,27,36 up to 72 feet(No higher than needed) The old timers swear by 72 feet. Antenna Height say: 45 feet tower with 72 feet of Coax is the usual Base setup. FCC restricts antenna towers to 60 feet above ground. No more than 20 feet above your house somewhat(when attached to house roof). No need to put $10,000 dollars in a setup with no more range than others. A mobile radio(Tuned) with Antron A99 will about outdo all Base station radios. Hope this helps you. 73's to you all.

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I would like to know what type of a CB radio I should buy for an 25 ft RV I have no clue. Price no problem.


any radio would do. it is the antenna on rv's that you need to watch. i normally make my own setups, but there are antennas for rv's by everbhart company which are no ground antennas, you would need this on all the new fiberglass body rv's, and the bigger the antenna the better it will perform anything smaller than 4ft the range is low.. But i normally make my customers there setups using a normal antennas and making a halfwave stub from coax the make the antenna a no ground system just like the factory ones. but i use rg58or8x to give a larger bandwidth (problem with factory rg174 types narrow bandwidth)... The radio type, either a cobra 25ltd if you have room, or if needing a compact unit try the cobra 19dxIII models or uniden pro 510xl.. the cobra 75wxst is an all in handheld unit which also is not a bad choice. 3174269649... If you need more help i would be glad to assist you.

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I just wired my cobra 25 to the battier and it still squeals what do i do


have your antenna checked, the powers not getting out the antenna so its feeding back thur the radio

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How do i install a cb radio on a pick up truck


You will need a CB radio antenna, The CB radio and mounting hardware as well as the power wire.

Choose a place to mount the radio. Mount it. Run the power wires from the radio to the fuse box. Put red wire in with the fuse that is hooked to switched 12 volt. Ground the black wire to any metal of the vehicle.

Next find a place to mount the antenna. If you use a mag mount, the roof of the cab is a best bet. Run the wire into the vehicle, it can go through the door, just make sure its not going to get pinched.

Hook the coax from the antenna to the radio

Now you have to tune the antenna. this is important because if you don't you you will blow the transmit final transistor out in the radio.

This link will take you to an article that will explain how to tune your antenna.

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When i key up yhe mike i get a red light at the tx/rx. what does this mean ?


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I Cant Pick Up Any Signals On my Cobra 25 LTD 40-Channels Base CB Radio all i hear is nothing. no truckers saying stuff. i just get white noise i do have an antenna. it is a tv antenna w/ bunny ears :) i...


Your problem is probably the rabbit ears. They are for tv in the 54+
Mhz and CB is 27 Mhz. For simplicity, go to Radio Shack and get a back of the radio indoor antenna. They run under $20. If you want to get more; try a roof antenna or a 1/2 wave cb marine antenna outside.
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Weather Radio won't work on 29 Nightwatch


Hello papapyr07,

It looks like you are trying to run the CB and the commercial radio off of the same antenna at the same time? This I gather is failing. This may be due to the pre-wired antenna having a filter on it to prevent exactly what you are trying to do. If this is the case you may have no choice but to run a separate antenna for your CB (this is the most logical choice), now you can try to find the filter if it is an external filter and remove it and use an antenna matching network to connect the CB to the existing antenna system (next logical, but may void the antenna system warranty). In any event you will either have to run another antenna for the CB or find and remove the present antenna filter.

I hope this helps

Thank you,

Shuttle83

http://www.electron-age-technologies-llc.com

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Not really enough info to help you, but you MUST check the SWR of your antenna system. I've seen many cases where the antenna studs were incorrectly installed, shorting the antennas to ground. Also, make sure the Dynamike control on the CB radio is turned fully clockwise.

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