Mirror Ground Wire

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by awright, Dec 22, 2020.

  1. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    That's not how you test coax, replacing it with a new peice is the cheapest way.

    Did you replace your mount? If not, they do go bad.
     
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  3. awright

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    Oh ok, I thought I saw a video on testing coax was to put ohm meter on center pin of both ends. On mine, putting tester leads together results in .1, and through coax is .2. So i figured it was pretty decent.

    I did run a new 18' coax out the window, and still the same. No, I did not replace the stud yet, but I did take it apart and inspect the plastic washer.
     
  4. Timin770

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    Have you tried another SWR meter to see if it agrees with the first?
     
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  5. awright

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    No I have not tried another meter yet, but my internal SWR meter on my Galaxy dx98VHP was bouncing too high. I am afraid I may have done damage to the radio, since I did not notice my broken antenna/bad SWR problems quick enough.

    On that note, does anyone know of a CB shop that is handy with Galaxy radios? I would like to get things checked out. I am in IL, but do travel the Midwest.
     
  6. Ridgeline

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    Two things, very quick things.
    REPLACE the mount.

    Once you replace the mount, then see with an external meter, low power what your SWR is. If it is a ground, then the new mount is going to last longer, they actually do have a life span.

    AND the only really good way to test coax is to see what the loss is per foot, which can be done cheaply but complicated setup. When you check them with an ohm meter, all you are doing is checking for a short and an open.
     
  7. awright

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    ok on the coax test sounds good. My mount is the pro comm style you use an allen wrench to tighten it up in the factory hole in the mirror arm. I think i do have a new one, and will try it
     
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  8. stacks

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    studs ??
     
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    Overclocked Electronics Gary indiana if i Rember correctly he is inside the TA truckstop he is a good tech
     
  10. awright

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    I am assuming on STUDS, he was talking about the mount that you screw the antenna into.

    I will look into the guy in Gary IN. I go through there all the time. I think he is in the FJ with the Chrome shop and the Tarp repair shop if I am thinking of the same CB shop you are talking about.
     
  11. awright

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    I just googled Overclocked Electronics, and I don't think he is the shop I was thinking of. I will have to go visit him. Thanks
     
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