Wiring question

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Wiring question

Post by Longcut_ » Monday, 13 October 2014, 21:46 PM

I've had a CB installed in my truck for almost a year now. I first had it wired into the fuse box and it was working great. I began getting alternator whine so i wired it directly to the battery and now I'm running into other problems. My radio gets really quiet the faster I'm driving, to the point where I have to max out the volume to hear anything and I can't figure out why. When I'm stopped, the radio works fine.




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Re: Wiring question

Post by 231 » Monday, 13 October 2014, 23:14 PM

Welcome to the forum.

Sounds like you have antenna problems. Tell us what antenna (specifically) you are running, where & how it's mounted, etc. It could be anything from faulty coax to insufficient counterpoise connection that's failing with some wind against it. But knowing what you have (details) will help us know the likely places to check first on that. Based on what you've shared I seriously doubt it has anything to do with the power leads.

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Re: Wiring question

Post by sonoma » Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 2:15 AM

a few years ago I had a 4 foot fiberglass antenna that while driving down the road it would tilt back and lose connection at the antenna wire to the lower antenna stud. where they solder it the solder broke loose. for 2 days it drove me up the wall trying to find it. one day reached up and grabbed the antenna and pulled it over some the let it go so it would rock back and forth and my problem showed up. the signal cut in and out. changed the antenna and all was good.



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Re: Wiring question

Post by MDYoungblood » Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 10:37 AM

Yes it sounds like an antenna problem, waiting for him to come back and say what kind it is. It's either that or the truck is running open stacks and he just can't hear the radio at speed, lol.


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Re: Wiring question

Post by halfwatt959 » Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 5:16 AM

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Re: Wiring question

Post by Bluerunner » Thursday, 16 October 2014, 9:08 AM

Could the background noise level be increasing and covering up the received modulation. If so it should show up on the S meter as increased noise level.




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