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Old 09-23-2018, 08:12 PM
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CB coaxial cable question

I need 12' coaxial cable, the problem is Firestick only makes 9' and 18'. Can I use a 3' jumper with a female female end to make it 12', without messing up my SWR?

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Yes.
Might be hard to find one with the SO239 (female) connector. Usually get the jumper with PL259's (male) the join the with a barrel connector (female - female).

Or use the 18' one and tuck the excess somewhere, most use a figure 8 lay, don't do a tight coil.
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Extra is never a bad thing, once you actually run the wire you'll see that 12' may not be enough.
I'm in a 2dr and used up most of the 18' pretty easily.
Have maybe 2-3' extra in the passenger floor board and that comes in handy when using a swr meter for testing.
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When I do my wiring, I like it tight, and invisible. It would be hard to leave 3 feet of coaxial laying around. My plan is to go through the driver side tail light, and follow the wires all the way to the front, I think it will take about 12 to 13 feet of cable. I am just going to buy the firestick K48R18 Coax Cable w/Low-Profile Fire-Ring and Stud. I will leave about 2 feet extra and cut the rest.

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Another idea: buy the 18' cable and route it as desired. If it is too long, simply cut off the excess (leave a few extra inches for some slack) and solder on a new connector.
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