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CB problems

hopefully someone here is into this..
me and a buddy have been trying to set up our CBs lately but we're havin some problems
when i transmit he can hear me fine but when he transmits, its pretty fuzzy and cant understand anything.
we've been looking around the net lately and haven't really found anything.
would the problem be on my end or his end?
we used the SWR meter with my ants and result were 1.5-1.3s
his results were 1.5(channel 1) 2+(channel 20) 3+(channel 40)

is the 12v good to use to power them?
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if i remember your pic you were running dual antennas and i've heard that running dual antennas is bad idea b/c the ranger is not wide enough.
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if his SWR is 3+ on channel 40 he really needs to tune his antenna before he burns out his finals.

scan the channels and see if you can hear anyone else, it sounds like one of you are having a problem.

i would have to look at both to figure it out.
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dual antennas need to be at least 8' apart. here is a good link for setting SWR

http://www.firestik.com/Tech_Docs/Setting_SWR.htm
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dual antennas need to be at least 8' apart. here is a good link for setting SWR

http://www.firestik.com/Tech_Docs/Setting_SWR.htm
thanks for the link
where did u find they have to be 8' apart?
would that cause a receiving problem?
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i stoped at the cb shop today and asked him about the 8 ft rule and he said its not proven but he wouldnt recommend running duals on a pick up cause that is way to close together, alot of guys run a dummy one to get the look of duals
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i stoped at the cb shop today and asked him about the 8 ft rule and he said its not proven but he wouldnt recommend running duals on a pick up cause that is way to close together, alot of guys run a dummy one to get the look of duals
thats what i was thinking. i was gonna go pick up a single coax tomorrow
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Go to www.firestik.com and look under their tech and FAQ section.

Its a great site with lots of helpful knowledge.
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^^x2! very good FAQ section.
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ok guys i got some pics of my setup and can u take a look and see if this setup is ok. i have it wired to my fuse box and only 1 of the 2 antennas hooked to coax. i drove through st louis and can hear the truckers perfectly but my buddy is havin a hard time heearin me, i dont know if its my setup or his
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the fuse box wire is ground but im not sure how well. im going to go try and find another place to do that. any ideas where a good place would be?

EDIT: Just did another test and worked fine
...who knows

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