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It is broken at the connector end, i tested it
I'm going to assume you've got a PL-259 connector on the end of the coax cable - they look like this:
They are designed to screw onto the radio's RF / Antenna jack. The end shown is standard, the other end - that the cable enters, requires an insert that matches the coaxial cable outside diameter.
There are two versions of the connector; solder-less and soldered. The best connection is provided by the soldered type. It is superior both electrically and mechanically to to the solder-less version. If you lack soldering skills, patience and / or the tools and supplies to solder the connector, the solder-less version will be the way to go.
There are two types of solder-less types, a crimp and non-crimp type. They look like these:
The "Non-crimp" solderless PL-259 from
A crimp type PL-259 connector - $2 and up at various radio & electronics stores.
Since this end of the antenna is at the radio and presumable protected from the elements, it may prove to work very well for you. Each of these connectors requires knowing the type cable (RG-58 and RG-8 are very popular types - but there are many other 50 ohm coax cables) or outside diameter and selecting the one that fits correctly, along with a crimping tool (and dies) for this particular connector size. You may get by with a standard pair of pliers, but the connection is not as good as would be obtained with the crimp tool. Generally, you would provide a crimp around the ferrule at the cable end for the braided conductor and another at the very tip of the connector for center conductor.
Each connector will include very specific cable preparation steps for the removal of insulating jacket, braid and dielectric material to provide proper fit of the connector to the cable. If it were a "standard", I would have included it.
Check this link for Youtube video the show how to install the various types of PL-259 connectors on cables.
I hope this helps & good luck!
Posted on Jun 05, 2012
SOURCE: cobra 29ltd cb radio
A couple of suggestions:
1. verify that the RF Gain is maximum clockwise;
2. verify that the ANL or noise limiter is OFF;
3. pls add a ground strap from the body of the Cobra 29LTD to the chassis/GND of the vehicle or to your house GND connection;
4. Verify that your Wilson 5000 has a sufficient ground plane such as roof or metal objects.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards.
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Posted on Jun 15, 2008
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.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
SOURCE: tx problems on a dx 98 vhp
Hi and welcome to FixYa,
Initially, determine if the needle will deflect signifying power output when switch to PWR:
Good luck and thank you for asking FixYa.
Posted on Dec 20, 2009
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SOURCE: cb radio
As for me ,the Wilson 1000 or Wilson 2000 are the best mobile antenna for a mobile. I have out talked a lot of base antennas with them, just put it on the top of car in the center or trunk, or middle of cab of truck, with a good SWR and you are talking and receiving. great antenna. ...hope this helps..
Posted on Jun 02, 2010
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