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Old 12-02-2012, 04:00 PM
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Firestik tune

Hey guys just put a cobra/firestik combo on my tj. Just wondering how do I tune it? Thanks

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Old 12-02-2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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Hey there,

You'll need two things:

1. A SWR tuner, which stands for Standing Wave Radio. These can be picked up electronics stores for $20-50. They come with instructions and there's lots of videos on YouTube.

2. Wide open space. Trees, buildings and large metal surfaces will interfere with the tuning process.

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Old 12-03-2012, 07:16 PM   #3
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As mentioned, you will need an swr (Standing Wave Ratio*) meter. They are easy to use and available at some radio shacks, truckstops, and all over the web. You will also need a small jumper cable.

This may help:

Particular antennas tune differently. Some firestiks must be sliced open and cut, some the cap removed and cut, and some have screws to tune them, as I understand it.

Read through the above and see if you still have any questions.
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