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what am i doing wrong?

Discussion in 'Communication (CB | GPS | HAM)' started by darkshadow, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. darkshadow

    darkshadow 1 ton status

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    Ok i got the cb wired up for power, the conection to the anntena soldered on, and i ran a wire to the base of the anntena for ground and nothing is working.

    i dont even get static, only thing i can hear is small clicks when i change weather bands, other than that nothing, the meter doesent move at all eather:dunno:
     
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    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    Is your squelch turned all the way down, and RF gain all the way up?
     
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    i changed all the knobs back and forth and still got nothing.

    i only JUST soldered the anntena on so i dident really spent a lot of time messing with it, i will tomorrow acording to the manule
     
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    What kind of mount are you using, Stud mount or base mount? What type of antenna? It sounds like the coax is grounded out somewhere either at the connection you soldered or at the mount. Unhook it from the radio and check the coax for continuity with an ohm meter.
     
  5. darkshadow

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    I made a swivel mount for the 102" SS whip.

    now that you mention it I think you are right, any one have a link with a pic on how i should be so i can be sure?

    EDIT, i was looking at some info and i realized that i grounded the hot side of the antenna, i will tinker with it in the morning and report back!
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2005

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