What is the difference of the first SO-239 and the new SO-239? Did you (piece by piece) troubleshoot to determine what caused the high SWR? It is always a good thing to share the results of your troubleshooting to forum members. Was the first SO-239 defective? Was the spring a contributing factor to the high SWR?View attachment 56833
hello everyone, removed the spring, installed different so-239 and 2 radials and I now have 1.4 SWRs on 1/20/40. I never could hear so many truckers before on the interstate, 8 miles away. I asked for a radio check, and got a answer said they could hear me good. So thanks everyone for the help.