New truck cb/antenna issues,why?

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by craig_sez, Jul 15, 2021.

  1. terryt

    terryt Medium Load Member

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    Do not understand all you guy's technical talk but can tell you what works. Run a ground wire from the antenna bracket to the truck battery also run the radio ground to the battery. Bypass the the truck body. Always worked well for us.
     
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  3. craig_sez

    craig_sez Road Train Member

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    It was the skip shooter that i had to trim a lil wire on but the rl on my analyzer is (recieve)Is not near as high as before..

    Now re the the 102 on the riser..I coulda just added a wilson 2000 style extention but i figjred by haven a riser(like the top mast of a coiled antenna)i could make it more tuneable ..You maybe onto something re it just not long enough..I tried searching out a 108" around eastern canada but no such luck..I dont do stateside anymore so shipping of a 108(if i found one)wouldnt make it worth while..
    Dont wanna add length to the 102 cause it will be more flippy floppy..
    Ill have to research some more when i get my pc working..
    Tks for your thoughts..
     
  4. craig_sez

    craig_sez Road Train Member

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    I assumed it was..In theory i thought i bad a total of approx 112" of adjustability or there abouts..
    No analyzer did show it was to short but didnt make sence..
     
  5. jdchet

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  6. craig_sez

    craig_sez Road Train Member

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    Naw i decided i didnt want crappy ant studs so i went with a breedlove stud..The diameter of a bl stud is bigger than a wilson(threaded part )so i figured to go all stainless vs alumium..Hoped it might help some but didnt really expect it..
     
  7. jdchet

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    Maybe your truck is tired of staying in "The Great White North"?

    JD
     
  8. craig_sez

    craig_sez Road Train Member

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    Lol....Well my immune system has been weakend by cancer so i elected to stay in canada cause with covid getting so bad in the usa..Then ontario and quebec gkt so bad and my dispatch offered me a run 2 hrs away from home n back..Home weekends so i couldnt resist..Annnddddd i like it..
     
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  9. flood

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    you do understand that 90% of the cab/sleeper (even the doors) are PLASTIC/FIBERGLASS on a freightliner right....??

    You can do all the bonding you want, it's not going to help....
     
  10. craig_sez

    craig_sez Road Train Member

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    Yes and no..Yes there is alot of plastics n such but cab skin,floor,firewall,chassie,door skin aint plastic so thats why im bonding....May not do as much as i like but everything helps..
     
  11. flood

    flood Road Train Member

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    so a stick on magnet will stick to the door and side of the sleeper... because they wouldn't on the 3 freightliner's I've had and 1 had to have the door replace because a bolt was over tighten and CRACKED the inside
     
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