Originally Posted by Fx4wannabe01
Can current pass/flow through aluminum?? I'm using aluminum antenna mounts and have an aluminum box. I know.....stupid question....but I just don't know the answer. I might just run a ground strap from the back of the box to the front of the bed.
yes, current can pass through aluminum, but therein lies the problems..
aluminum is much less dense than steel....therefor the current will pass through aluminum with more resistance which will require more current...not a good thing..
also, for that to work the aluminum will have to be grounded to something on your truck, which presents another problem...Dissimilar metals are prone to corrosion (especially aluminum) when used in electrical circuits...
your best bet is to run the antenna ground to the frame as i mentioned earlier..that will help your signal reception greatly