Question about Cobra 29 LTD CB Radio
I've got the Cobra 29 LTD using a Firestik Ring coax and antenna and mounted to a tank mount on a tire carrier. The tank mount is grounded to the body of the jeep. Also, power is direct to the battery both pos and neg. On my swr meter I'm able to tune it lower than 1 but the cb won't go that low and people on the trail can't hear me...what should I look at next?
Several things are working against you.
1 Antenna location= Needs to be in CENTER of car or truck, and high. no grounded metal can be next to the element (the hot/positve part of the antenna)
2 the only way to really ground the antenna is by having a flat metal ground plane under the antenna. DC grounding does NOT do this, that is a misunderstanding.
3 make sure you use a tunable antenna. I have found the wilson's to be very easy to tune and performe very well, for a base loaded antenna.
4 in short a wilson or k40 magnet mount placed on the very top of the roof in the center will have a perfect ground plane. Then shorten or lengthen the steel whip to ajust your SWR's. You will get the best results this way. This is the ONLY way to achevie good performace.
5 I will say this the absoulte best antenna is the 102"steel whip, if you got the clearnce and dont mind it hitting tree limbs put it on a big magnet mount with a spring at the base and youll have a perfect antenna. But the wilson is shorter and easier to tune.
Posted on May 16, 2010
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