On my rv rig I have a good swr reading on a 102 whip 1.2 to 1 and on a 4 foot top load ant it's 1.2 to 1.4 or so why does swr go up when I add swr meter or amp with jumper or if I add amp and swr meter including 2 jumpers swr goes even higher...What would be the problem here ?antenna? or amp or ground plane? Tonight I'll add 3 jumpers 3 foot each with out swr meter or amp and see what that does. I'm reading swr also on the meter on the cobra 29 I just had a shop check it all out and both worked together on the bench so problem must be in antenna setup or rf feedback being close to antenna but that would'nt matter with just swr meter causing higher swr reading. I'm getting about ready to give up on this amp better antenna stuff, I get good swr with just 18ft coax and whip so does'nt that mean the antenna is all correct?