By process of elimination, I think the problem is at the coax connection at the antenna.Yes have two radios check both, seprobl
I have a L bracket with u-bolted to end of pole have so-239 on bracket with spring screwed on to it and antenna screwed on the spring.
Remove the spring and check the SWR.Hi,. I just trying to get started in CB, so I have to crawl before I walk. I have a mobile radio in my home hooked to a 102" steel whip and spring mounted to 20' pole and my swr as running 1.9 to 2.5 I tied to adjust but no luck. I noticed my pl259 wouldn't tighten up properly on the radio, cheap coax and connectors ? So I got some new coax gray 8x, that connected properly on each end, Damn the swr are even higher now.3 / 3.2 lol the way through. Are you supposed to shorten or raise to lower swr ?? Now the pole is right next to my mobile home, could that be the problem ???
There should be a plastic insulator exposed on the bottom side of the bracket also and a flat steel washer, lock-washer and nut. If the flat steel washer is touching the metal bracket, that's a no-no! Cold and freezing? Where? I'm in Upstate NY.Yes I looked it over real good, but you know it has a nut that tightens down against the bracket on bottom where it goes.through the hole Isn't that part of grounding it ?
Is your home-brew bracket thicker than the Wilson backet? Could it be you did not install the bottom insulator washer because there weren't enough threads because of the thicker bracket?Y'all know it's dark and freezing ?