Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: In the mountains
CB tuning, what am i doing wrong?
So I am running the fire-ring 18' cable and I made sure with my ohmmeter that the middle antenna pin is isolated from the ground with the plastic pieces on the top and bottom in the mount. The antenna base is the one that is made by Teraflex and goes behind the rear driver turn signal. The base is grounded properly as I checked it also with my ohmmeter. I went out to tune the 2' firestick II antenna in a field with the nearest anything is a good 150 yards and the best I can get on my SWR meter is around a 3. I did have extra wire from the 18' cable and I just coiled it up rather than run it all around the Jeep. Is that bad? The wire runs along the driver side of the Jeep until it gets to the driver's seat and then it runs under the console and out where the e-brake handle is. Any type of help would be appreciated as I have no idea what I am doing wrong.
2000 Sahara, 3.5" Rubicon Express Lift, 1" spring spacer & 1" Body Lift, 35" BFG Mud tires, Front & Rear ARB, Rancho 9000 shocks, UCF Ultra High Belly Up Skid.