03-28-2012, 08:10 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Silicon Valley CA, Storm Lake IA
Originally Posted by dxing440
hey robb if you read my 1 post again, its at 2wdk and 35pep NOT 80
. . . The radio at 15Wdk and 80Wpep the swr's are about 1.3 . . .
Just sayin' man . . .
First off, just run as much coax as you need to make it from point "A" to point "B". With just a couple extra feet of wiggle room for good measure. Forget about all of that BS about how long a piece of coax needs to be. Get yourself a Predator antenna, use a puck mount and cut the sheet metal in the center of the roof of the cab, run some LMR-240UltraFlex/RG-58 coax, and be done with your SWR problem. Or a mag mount Wilson 5000 too . . .
BTW - if you run more than the Texas Star recommended power into that amp (20 watts/25 max), you will defeat the AB class amplification you bought that amp for.
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