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Cb radio and six gun gauge problem

Everytime I key my mic to talk on the cb radio my truck will change idle and drop 200 RPMS. Also my egt gauge/6 gun tuner will drop to a temp of 32 degrees even at 200 degrees idling not keyed. Why? When I hold the antenna with my hand nothing happens everything is good.
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Is your antenna grounded?



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your cb/antenna isnt set up right..

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We tried everything possible nothing has changed. Ran the power directly to the battery. I even alleviated the truck source by using a booster jumper pack with a cigarette lighter attached to the booster pack still same thing. The only way is if I touch the antenna the six gun is not affected and the idle doesn't change. I tried the little wil with a uniden pc78ltw, I also I tried a fire stick. With the firestick if I touch the screwdriver to the antenna and to the grounding plate on the bed no problem. So I'm guessing I'm using non grounding plane antennas.
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You always should ground. With as short a ground as possible too.



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How do I ground the antenna?
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You ground the mount, and have proper spacers between the antenna and mount.

The ground is also the shielding of the coax, and the center strand is connected to the antenna itself.



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Take a pic of how your antenna is set up, please.

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I did mine just like that I used a bed stake mount from firestik sl-194a. I was told that there is a firestik antenna with a ground coming out of it on the bottom of the sheath. I even uncovered the coax cable and undid the ground strands and hooked it up with stakeons sorry for the spelling of that. I am guessing I need an antenna with a ground plane? Ever heard of the antenna with a ground cable coming out of it?
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How do I post the picture on here?
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