Ok I finished the install of radio power, and the antenna. (CB mount still in route)
Power wired directly to battery (both + and-)
Ohm meter shows everything grounded properly
SWR hooked up correctly
Drove up on top a hill with nothing around. Turned on the radio and did a standard swr check.
ch 1 needle smack on 1.0
ch 40 2.7
Im thinking hmmm.....not bad
odd part is I ended up lengthening the antenna roughly 1/4" - 3/8" in small adjustments each time always checking.
ch 1 never moved off 1.0
ch 40 would not get any better then 1.3/1.4
does this sound normal? Could the radios "built in swr adjustment have anything to do with ch 1 reading not moving?
does built in adjuster change or influence swr in any way?
Im sitting here thinking I got it set right, but the fact ch 1 never moved has me wondering.
Cobra 29 LX LCD
Firestik 4' with quick disconnect
Firestik FireRing CB Coax - 18'