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Unread 04-02-2013, 08:38 AM   #1
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Tuning a cb in Lafayette Indiana

I just bought a new jeep and the cb in it pretty much sucks I cant pick anything up on it. is their anybody close to Lafayette that has a meter to tune these things and can help me out.

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Unread 04-03-2013, 02:21 AM   #2
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Tuning your antenna will have more affect on your ability to transmit than to receive.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 06:43 AM   #3
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Is their anybody close that can help me tune it their isnt a shop in lafayettte that can do it, and I dont have the stuff to do it and I am not real sure what I am doing. I think I have like a Barjan antenna and I am not sure if it is tuneable. I have been looking at firestik and wilson antennas what would you guys recommend. Also the cb unit I have is a Unidenn pro 510xl
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Unread 04-03-2013, 08:39 PM   #4
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Your 3hrs+ away and it's not that hard. Actually you could start with a multimeter. If you know how to check continuity or measure resistance. With it all installed as is remove the cb cable from the back of the radio. Then start by verifying the continuity of the tip of the antenna bare wire to the center conductor at the radio end. Then verify low res between the outer shield at the radio and the body. Should be 5 ohm or less. Then verify very very high res or no continuity between the center conductor and the outer shield at the radio end.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 04:53 PM   #5
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just for anybody that wants to know i found a guy on 25 headed towards delphi that can tune a cb. he is right across from the family express by the interstate
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Unread 05-09-2013, 03:30 PM   #6
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Wish I had seen this sooner, I am in Lafayette and would have helped you out.
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Unread 05-09-2013, 04:00 PM   #7
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well i still do need to buy an antenna that is tune able then you can still help me haha
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Unread 05-11-2013, 10:21 AM   #8
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I have the meter, let me know.
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Unread 05-12-2013, 12:40 AM   #9
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I am probably going to order one monday one of my buddies has a shop and can get me one dirt cheap. I am going to the badlands may 18 so i would like to have it setup before then if i get it quick enough and u can help me. If you want to join us on the trip to the baflands you can too.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 07:00 PM   #10
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Heading to the track Saturday, I can help you tune it this week.
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Unread 05-17-2013, 12:36 AM   #11
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A mistuned antenna won't cause receive problems. Your antenna mount was probably misassembled which is the most common reason for that kind of problem. The common issue resulting in a misassembled antenna mount is when its nylon insulating shoulder washer is missing, out of position, or broken from the mount being overtightened.
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Unread 05-18-2013, 06:13 PM   #12
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Well hopefully 1998zj knows wat u r talking about cause i have no clue about cb stuff lol. I still havent got a new antenna yet i havent had time to make it out to his shop so ill have to let u know when i get one and we can go from there.
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Unread 06-06-2013, 05:17 AM   #13
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excellent place...

http://www.steelrod.com/ They are in Remington, In.
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Unread 06-07-2013, 07:04 PM   #14
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I got my antenna today so could you help me hook it up any time soon. I called steelrod and talked to them i just didnt want to drive up there if i could find someone in town to help me.
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