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Old 07-23-2011, 01:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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High SWR...No matter what i do???

Ok, this is getting a little rediculous. No matter what i do, i cant seem to get my SWR down to a 1.5 or lower. Im using a wilson 2000, which is mounted to a staineless bracket. That bracket is mounted to the lower body armor on the jeep (yes there is no paint etc..on it, i sanded it clean. Brand new high quality coax. Im thinking its either the antenna, or radio. any suggestions
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Old 07-23-2011, 01:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The insulating washer at the antenna base?...
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yep, its there, and brand new
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1.5 is completely acceptable.
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The signal is feeding back partly because of your mounting location. I is best not to run the antena along side the body.
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In my CB days, I wasn't crazy about the Wilson antennas.

Where are you testing.. outside? Did you ohm test the mount? Any close building structures? Large open area? Any large power lines near by? Do you have any coils in your coax? What range of channels or channel are you trying to tune? Are you using a built in SWR meter or separate? Do you have a kicker? If you are getting a 2 reading, that should be good.

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testing was done outside of my house. Guess i could go somewhere more open, but that wont make a huge difference.

The antenna coil is along side of the body...should it be higher?

Im thinking its either the CB radio, or antenna?
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Old 07-24-2011, 04:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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testing was done outside of my house. Guess i could go somewhere more open, but that wont make a huge difference.

The antenna coil is along side of the body...should it be higher?

Im thinking its either the CB radio, or antenna?
Yes, the antenna coil should be higher than any part of the body that it's right next to. Here's an example of a decent mount. Mounting it any lower causes problems.
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Yes, the antenna coil should be higher than any part of the body that it's right next to.
Not necessarily..

Where the antenna coil is located for mounting depends on the ground plane you are trying to use, and whether your antenna is a base, center, or top loaded antenna.

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