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post #1 of 4 Old 04-18-2010, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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I just got my new Wilson Flex antenna and see that it has a little pig tail wire down by the base. What is that for? I understand that the antenna mounting bracket should be grounded but does the antenna also? Thanks.

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It's a ground wire. I was running SWR's off the freakin' scale, thinking I had everything grounded (had the ring terminal on one of the bolts holding the 3-way mount). After adding some wire and running inside to the big black gat latch (I have a TJ, not sure what the JK's have), I was pulling a 1.1/1.2 across the channels.

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Yes, it's a ground wire. Most folks don't use it. I have the same antenna and I don't use it. My CB works very well.
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Thanks. I appreciate the info guys (gals too)!

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