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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 canada. I hooked up a SWR meter to it to match them up. The end problem i had was when i was adjusting the antenna to get it at 2 or below. I cant get it to come down from 3. Not sure what I should do from this point. Can i cut down the antenna or replace it ? should i change it to a single antenna that is a Heavy-duty dual trucker kit with 1.2m (4') 1/4" wave helically-wound antenna, 20-gauge copper wire, factory-tuned ?

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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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