Hello all, first post. Pardon my ignorance, but something's fundamentally wrong here. I'm pretty sure it's all the pieces that make up the mounting of this... That and the ground /ground plane. When I check the SWR as it's pictured (including a ground to the frame of the suburban) it's off the charts. If I take it off the mount, connect it to the coax and hold it in my hand, the SWR drops to almost nothing. That is true if I connect the 102" to the Wilson magnetic mount on the roof. Of course you can't drive around with a 102" on a magnetic mount. The radio is a uniden am ssb, (can't remember the model number) it's something like pc122? Anyhoo, thanks in advance for any input. 6169 red 5 socal on the side.