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I know there is a person or two at the summit that know cbs like the back of their hands.


I have tried EVERYTHING including :
Replaced; Antenna, cable, radio (cobra 75 wx) antenna mount.
And still cannot barely even get static.
Yes. Squelch is turn all the way down (off)

Tuning makes no difference.

Broke an antenna on the way down (bent badly). Have a spare fire stik with me.

Even new mount and ground.






I will be rolling into Ouray mid day Wednesday

Am in Bernes (outside Cortez ) today threw Wednesday early morning.

Thanks


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I know there is a person or two at the summit that know cbs like the back of their hands.


I have tried EVERYTHING including :
Replaced; Antenna, cable, radio (cobra 75 wx) antenna mount.
And still cannot barely even get static.
Yes. Squelch is turn all the way down (off)

Tuning makes no difference.

Broke an antenna on the way down (bent badly). Have a spare fire stik with me.

Even new mount and ground.






I will be rolling into Ouray mid day Wednesday

Am in Bernes (outside Cortez ) today threw Wednesday early morning.

Thanks


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Did you remove the paint from the mount and body to get a metal to metal ground?


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You don't show the actual antenna and mounting. Did you make sure you isolated the fire stik antenna from the mounting plate see picture part insulated shoulder washer, this is often over during install. Result is antenna shorted to ground. You mention tuning makes no difference. What is your SWR?
 

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Thanks for the info.
After tearing everything apart again, reconnecting everything again, I was able to get static. But REALLY high SWR readings.. 8+
I know the ground was good.
I borrowed a Firestik II antenna from a friend, and had nearly perfect SWR (1 / 1.5)

SO i picked one up at the summit and all is good!
 
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