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Bandi / Cobra 75 wx st swr over 3

I have a new cobra 75 wx st and a bandi mount. I have tried two different 2' antenna's.. the firestik and k40, both of which people have had success using on the fj. I have taken it the system apart and double checked my connection points were de-painted well enough to ground and all seems well

Any thoughts on what the issue could be or how to go about checking if its a ground issue.

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Re: Bandi / Cobra 75 wx st swr over 3

If the SWR is over 3, then you have a shorted coax somewhere. Most likely it is incorrect hardware installation at the antenna stud. Here is an album of an antenna install so make sure the hardware on the antenna is correct.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/fjghos...57632087549323
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Re: Bandi / Cobra 75 wx st swr over 3

I was able to get it installed properly and get the SWR down to 1.5 with the help of a 3' antenna. Now i am getting a huge amount of static. Not normal cb chatter static but if I do hear someone talking it is all static. There was one person last night while I was listening that when he would talk it would come in crystal clear, but that was only 1 person.

I wonder what that issue could be.
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Re: Bandi / Cobra 75 wx st swr over 3

That is probably just due to their distance from you. probably nothing at all to do with your radio.
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