matching cb antenna on 2008 wing

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matching cb antenna on 2008 wing

Postby wing-rider » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:15 pm

Well i'm in need of help again can anyone tell me how to match the cb antenna on my 2008 wing and where i might find the antenna connectors picked up a swr meter and the motorola adapters from sierra electronics from reading other posts just not sure of how antenna wire is routed and how to tune it any help would be appreciated


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Re: matching cb antenna on 2008 wing

Postby HALBUDD » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:49 pm

Have a look in how to do at top of this forum WingAdmin has a how to for SWR on radios Good Luck Hal
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Re: matching cb antenna on 2008 wing

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:37 am

You can see the process here: How to tune your CB antenna SWR

When checking SWR, the meter should be connected on the antenna wire as close to the transmitter as possible (i.e. you wouldn't connect it right at the antenna, you would connect it right near the transmitter). On the 1800 the CB tuner is located in the trunk, and the antenna lead comes out the front of the trunk:

GL1800 CB antenna lead
GL1800 CB antenna lead

To hook up your SWR meter, you would remove the seat, disconnect the antenna lead from the CB radio antenna lead, and insert your SWR meter between these leads.

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