High see readings
Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:38 pm
I removed my cb and siro antenna from my truck to fit I to newer model. I wired up to the same connections as some of my colleagues only to find out later that it was a 24v connection. The fuse had blown on the live wire by this time, but the cb lit up. I then bought a24v dropper and wired through this, the swr readings were 3 plus on both 1 and 40.... I earthed the guttermount, bought new anttena's but still high readings. I took my cb to a guy who tested it at his home and it worked fine. I then bought a magmount from him and tried that, the readings were even higher. The latest is I removed the cb, wired a cigar plug and tried that. The swr readings are now off the scale. I tried to earth the cb direct to the truck body, but it wouldn't even light up when I tried this. I am at my wits end, do you have any recommendations??? Midland Alan cb.