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Unread 03-22-2013, 04:24 PM   #16
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That looks like an awesome write up. Thank you. When I have some free time I am gonna try and do that. For now I already ran the wife to the battery. Jut have to crimp on some connections and I should be live by tomorrow morning (assuming my SWR is not through the roof). Was my first soldering attempt (putting on the connection on the antenna coax) and I must say it looked pretty atrocious..

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Unread 03-22-2013, 04:26 PM   #17
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Where do you have the antenna mounted?
Same here....

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Unread 03-22-2013, 05:11 PM   #18
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what did you solder??? Having trouble trying to figure out what you were trying to do.
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Unread 03-22-2013, 05:31 PM   #19
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what did you solder??? Having trouble trying to figure out what you were trying to do.
Lol. Forgive me. It has been many years since my CB days so I don't recall the names. Let my did in my head I believe it's the pr59 connector??? Or something.....the connector on the coax that plugs into the radio box.
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Unread 03-22-2013, 05:41 PM   #20
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you needed to solder that? Its not a screw in??
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Unread 03-22-2013, 05:48 PM   #21
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you needed to solder that? Its not a screw in??
Was a screw on but they recommended soldering the tip where the wire came through.
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Unread 03-22-2013, 06:06 PM   #22
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Looks good, Rescue. Nice job with the CB & antenna install.
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Unread 03-22-2013, 06:14 PM   #23
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Looks good, Rescue. Nice job with the CB & antenna install.
Thanks Howard.
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Unread 03-22-2013, 06:58 PM   #24
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Was a screw on but they recommended soldering the tip where the wire came through.
ah gotcha...just to make sure you have a good connection i suppose. Seems a little over the top to me as mine is pretty good. but to each his own!

I need to get that damn star tool from my buddy to get the anchor point off the wall in the back so i can pull the plastic and finish routing the second CB cable for the re-install of my CB since i used my original cabling for the fire radio. hopefully get it done today.
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Unread 03-22-2013, 07:24 PM   #25
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Good luck. I hope to get my finishing touches done tomorrow.
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Unread 03-24-2013, 05:21 PM   #26
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Finally wired it up. Think my SWR meter is messed up. Numbers were bouncing all over the place in horrific levels. I disconnected and hooked up my galaxy which has the SWR meter built in (I know it is better to get from a meter) but I was seeing about 1.5 with the galaxy and was pinning the external meter.



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Unread 03-26-2013, 07:46 PM   #27
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Good work. I finally got my CD cable all routed for the CB and have it all connected. I havent run it through the SWR yet so i havent transmitted yet, but all the incoming traffic sounds fine (not that the SWR has anything to do with incoming).
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Unread 03-27-2013, 10:17 AM   #28
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Good work. I finally got my CD cable all routed for the CB and have it all connected. I havent run it through the SWR yet so i havent transmitted yet, but all the incoming traffic sounds fine (not that the SWR has anything to do with incoming).
Thanks sag. Mine seems to be working "ok." Wasn't putting out like a superstar, but for a dinky handheld radio I guess I shouldn't expect to much. I'm used to juices up full sized juiced up radios in my cars and trucks. Should be fine for any kind of trailing I finally get to do or local hwy chat. It hasn't blown up yet either so I guess the SWR's are ok. I want to upgrade to a 3ft stik instead of the 2ft. Maybe that will help with my output. The 2 ft'er is nice for looks but doesn't put out a damn.
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Unread 03-27-2013, 11:12 AM   #29
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yea i hear yah. Like i mentioned before i was debating about getting a bigger stick for just the trails so i dont have to worry about destroying it when im in town. Do you have a quick disconnect on yours? that will get you at least 4 more inches of clearance from the roof. Since i got my YJ now, i probably wont be taking the KK out on the more difficult trails or anything like that. Probably just forestry roads and use the KK more as the supply vehicle to get to camp. I got a four footer firestik for the YJ and just need to get the mount for the antenna and then install it with my old CB.
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Unread 03-27-2013, 11:16 AM   #30
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No did not do the quick disconnect. Just the spring.
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