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Old 10-12-2011, 09:22 PM
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A photo would help, but does the coil have a tail sticking out?
There is a wire with a ring terminal hanging off the back, I will snap a pic.

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I run a splitter for my radio and CB so that they can share a CB antenna and the only thing I have noticed that suffers is the radio reception. It kinda sucks now...
Bummer, maybe I will hold off.
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Old 10-17-2011, 04:06 PM
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Wow, Martin that blue 40 right next to yours is amazing!

Thanks man, where did you get the I-bolt? Just a normal I bolt from the hardware store that fits the antenna?

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Yes, normal i-bolt with a fender washer and nut, inside and out. Here's a pic:

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Old 10-17-2011, 04:39 PM
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Just FYI, all antennas close to metal tune differently, parallel conductors can be capacitors and alternatively passive elements. What you've done is going to probably shorting your antenna from an RF standpoint.

Have you checked your antenna with that? My guess is it's gonna see a big, fat reflection and very high SWR.
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Yes, normal i-bolt with a fender washer and nut, inside and out. Here's a pic: <photo snipped>
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Thanks for the info Dave. I "tuned" the antenna when I did the initial install and it was pretty good. I have not connected the SWR meter to it since adding the i-bolt. I haven't noticed any effect from the radio, and no one listening has said it sounds bad, but I'm going to connect the SWR to it and see what it says. Maybe I'll have to remove the i-bolt and go with a lighter weight antenna that won't break the mount.
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Thanks for the info Dave. I "tuned" the antenna when I did the initial install and it was pretty good. I have not connected the SWR meter to it since adding the i-bolt. I haven't noticed any effect from the radio, and no one listening has said it sounds bad, but I'm going to connect the SWR to it and see what it says. Maybe I'll have to remove the i-bolt and go with a lighter weight antenna that won't break the mount.
You could just use non-conductive parts, lexan, plastic, etc.
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