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post #1 of 6 Old 03-22-2010, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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Alls ! hear is static!!

I have a cobra 29 ltd bt with a 4' firestik II. My swr is at like 0 but i only hear static. I do not know much about cb's. I cant figure out what the problem is. anybody know?

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First off your swr should be 1 at the absolute best.

Second you probably have something hooked up wrong.
You should have power and ground run to your cb (obviously) Then your Coax routed (away from power wires) the your antenna.
Your antenna should be isolated from the mount by a poly spacer and the mount should be grounded. (there should be a diagram of this on your CB mount box or instructions)

Assuming you have that right, turn your squelch knob until you dont hear any more static....once the static is gone you should be able to pick up and recieve transmissions.

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x2 check all your wiring and

the static is called squelch it makes lower power transmission easier to receive.


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yeah if you have static you have a good ground. without a ground you get no static. i have the same exact setup. try turning the squelch down untill the static stops. have you got this radio tuned? the meter on the front of the radio will tell you nothing, its basically useless because the meter itself needs to be tuned, if you take it to a cb shot or truck stuck or have a friend tune it you should be better off. i dont know a whole lot about cbs because this is my first one but i went through all the same stuff about a month ago. i went to a local cb shot and the guy tuned my radio and antenna and tough me a whole bunch of stuff i needed to know about my radio.

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x3 on the wiring.

Make sure not to wire into other accessories as well. I originally wired my radio onto the switches for my fogs but redid the wiring so it lead straight to the battery... noticeably had less static afterwards.
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i have not gotten it tuned. i guess ill have to take it somewhere

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