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Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by Freightlinerbob, Mar 20, 2012.
Not a very definitive answer, huh? Nope, but it's about all you can do.
While messing with the SWR, I could only get it down to 1.6 & 1.9. So I figured that it was going to have to do. Then before cleaning up, I decided to put some nickel anti seize on the stud. I then cleaned up and had dinner. Afterwards I checked it again because I was disappointed in the original readings. Well, I was surprised to find an SWR of 1.1-1.2! ish. ( it's a small meter & hard to read).
So, did the anti seize make a better contact and give me a better SWR? Or was there another factor like a nearby truck moving away?
and find a cheap swr meter. they,ll be fine just for checking swr. for power thier junk.
and they,ll tuck away nicely while your driving.1.1 -1.5 is good for those antennas.
now tell us more details about your install
1,single or duals
2. lenth 2ft 3 ft ect
3 where did ya mount them
ive ran these on my pick ups years ago had good luck with them. just stay BELOW thier power handling capability a little
If you're confident of your last readings and the antenna is rated for that much power then knock yourself out.
Ground it to your antenna bracket and re-test the SWR.
That is what I did with my 4 ft Wilson Silver Load.
Surprised you didn't do that in the first place!