I just intsalled my Cobra 29LTD in my Jeep. I went to tune it per instructions, and I'm not sure if I tuned it right. I've got good coax cable, no kinks or loops in the wire and a 3 ft Wilson flextip antenna. I went to a large open parking lot to tune my radio. I just can't seem to get as good of reception or transmit as I hoped to. I've been reading here how to tune a cb, and googled a bunch of instructions, to no avail.
When I turn the radio on with the jeep running, I get a lot of static on the radio. Is there a filter or some CB voodoo I can use to fix that? The radio has a noise limiter it says is for engine interference, but it doesn't seem to help. At all.
I'm tuning the radio with the built in SWR meter, but can't seem to get channels 1 and 40 to match SWR readings. Any tips? What is an "ideal" SWR reading for channels 1 and 40? The antenna said something like 2:1, but I have no idea what that means...
Thanks for any input, and sorry for the rookie questions. I just want to get this damn thing working right.
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