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    High SWR all channels

    Does anyone in the east valley have an SWR meter I can check out my antennae on this Friday? I have run through the high SWR checklists and my meter constantly has all channels at 3.2 to 3.5. I have checked continuity, ground plane, cable, etc and cannot find anything installed wrong. I went through the checklists for both firestik and CB World


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    Re: High SWR all channels

    I run into this occasionally when my antenna gets grounded. The nut and bolt holding the antenna to the mount has a plastic isolater and that can get loose and move around. The last time I reinstalled it, I put it in backwards and grounded the antenna, so make sure you have that setup right. This assumes your antenna is the ungrounded type of course. I've got a meter, but I'm in east Mesa near Brown and the 202. Bit of a drive.
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    Re: High SWR all channels

    Quote Originally Posted by Xiled1 View Post
    I run into this occasionally when my antenna gets grounded. The nut and bolt holding the antenna to the mount has a plastic isolater and that can get loose and move around. The last time I reinstalled it, I put it in backwards and grounded the antenna, so make sure you have that setup right. This assumes your antenna is the ungrounded type of course. I've got a meter, but I'm in east Mesa near Brown and the 202. Bit of a drive.
    I have no continuity from the antennae to the mounting bracket and I have good continuity from the outer sleeve of the cable to the mount. Going through the checklists, the ony thing I cannot guarantee is if my meter is working correctly.


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