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CB tuning?

any body know how to tune the Cb to the antenna? I've heard its important but have no idea how to
I have a cobra 29 ltd classic cb and a firestikII antenna

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Maybe tune the antenna? You can kind of peak and tune the radio but an electronics guy has to do it. I might make a video of this. Not hard. You use the SWR meter you have and tune the antenna till your SWRs are down to almost one.



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You need an SWR meter. Do not trust the one on the radio. My suggestion is google cb shops in your area. Then go to it, pay them to tune it. Reason I say this is if you mess it up you could damage the radio.


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You need an SWR meter. Do not trust the one on the radio. My suggestion is google cb shops in your area. Then go to it, pay them to tune it. Reason I say this is if you mess it up you could damage the radio.
is the SWR meter expensive? or is tuning it just better left to someone who know what there doing?

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Back in the day, I had a SWR meter and they were not expensive then. Put it inline between your radio and antenna . Your antenna will have an adjustment for length somewhere, either on the tip or with an allen screw at the base. That's what you use to get to 1:1 ratio.

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