Originally Posted by Gumbercules563
I have searched this forum and the Internet.
Jeep info: 2013 Wrangler
I recently bought a midland cb and a Wilson 1000 antenna. After connecting the cb directly to the battery and the antenna on my license plate holder. My SWR is above 3. So I added a 10 gauge grounding wire from the antenna to a bolt holding my bumbler on. Better now I am just barely above 3. I was thinking I won't get anywhere ne'er 1.5 or less, I should be able to get below 2. So I spent the next hour making small changes to the tip length without getting any reading below 3. So.... What's up with this? Where is a the best place to ground the antenna on the back of my jeep? Any help would be great.
You need to ground to the main part of the body, bare medal, not anything that attaches to it such as fenders, doors, hoods bumpers etc. There can be payers of paint between things that mount to the body.
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