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I have a spring question

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by Rwb, Jul 11, 2018 at 1:21 AM.

  1. Rwb

    Rwb New Member

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    I looked,didnt seevexactly what im looking for.
    I have a browning coil antenna mounted to the grab handle in middle back of my sleeperbon my big truck.swr is 1.1 to 1 but it dont get out well because coil is about 2.5 feet under roof line.
    I got a 4 ft wilson top load antenna.i mounted it on my passenger side mirror to set swr which came down nice too.
    Now if i put the wilson where the browning is im forced to use a spring.im not fond of springs but i load grain and feed ingredients and the spouts and augers must be centered .some just clear my roof by 10 inches.
    I dont trust the flimsy braid straps in springs so i but heavy braided ground straps at automotive stores n put them on both ends of the spring.
    If i use a heavy 4 inch spring is it going to put my swr so high i cant adjust or trim enough to be reasonable?
    Wish i could avoid a spring but the top load should help me get out lot better than the browning with coil low under roof line


     

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