I need help figuring out exactly what I have on my hands
I just bought an old school (pre-1980) Cobra 29, 23 channel CB. Attached to the top of the mounting bracket is some sort of electronic gizmo I can't quie figure out. its clearly designed to mount into an ashtray, another bracket, something. I has lips on the sides and a retaining clip at the front. its about 3" square of black metal. on it are six copper contacts which are connected to (from left to right) the coax sheathing, the center of the coax, a mysterious gray wire, a mysterious green wire, the clack ground wire, and the red hot wire. The coax on the back of the CB runs into a bundle of electric tape and the coax and the gray and green wires come out. the red and black from the back of the cb are connected directly, although the red is fused. My best guess is that it might be some sort of powered antenna gizmo, but i really have no clue... any help?