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I would cut of what you don't need it mess's with the swr's big time.
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I would cut of what you don't need it mess's with the swr's big time.

cut the wire?????

Q Is the length of the coax cable important?
A We find that it is very important ... especially with high performance top-loaded antennas. Your safest bet is to use 18 feet (5.5 meters) coaxial leads on all of your CB installations.
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If you replaced the cable then I would still suspect a problem with the antenna and or mount. You might try switching out a radio with a friend and try again.

Im running 20ft of RG58 cable from Radio Shack, a cheap uniden from wal-mart, and 108" whip. My SWR's are 1.2 on channel 20. I can talk from South Bay in San Diego to Miramar (about 20 miles) on a good day. And thats with the antenna down as in pic.


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bet theres a slight chance your radio took a krap. you say it transmits fine then the transmitter is ok, maybe the receiver is gone.

also in them coils on your antenna a solder joint may have broke. its not uncommon for a cold solder joint.
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this is my set up now.............it works perfectly fine now..........
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nice setup. one thing though. last pic. that sharp bend in the coax is not good. over time it will make the center conductor ru though the insulation and ground out to the shielding wire.

trust me i fryed a expensive amateur radio that way.
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