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I have an Uniden cb and Lil Wil antenna. When the jeep is off it works but I cant pick up anything. But when the jeep is running all i get is engine noise. I believe i did the swr right when i tried to program it. any input would be good.
 

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Where are you pulling power from? The cigarette lighter, wiring behind dash, running a direct line to the Batt?
 

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To ask the stupid question...

1.) Is your ground also running to the battery as well as the positive?

2.) What kind of antenna and mount are you running?
 

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Not a good place for a mag mount antenna, they want to be on a piece of flat steel to get to get the ground plane effect. It's a capacitive ground connection.

While I don't recommend using it there, try putting the antenna on your hood to see if it improves the reception when running.

You might also try moving your power wire, it could be too close and parallel to another wire and you are coupling noise.

Also how is your radio grounded. Don't rely on the mounting bracket, run a ground to the battery along with the power wire.
 
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