I finally received my uniden pro 520 xl and the lil wil. I put the magnet on top of the roof then routed the coax back in and then to the front. I connected it to the cb. I attached the mic to the cb.
I got a add-a-circuit from autozone and hardwired it with different fuse slots. on some of them i picked up the engine noise and the others were on constant on. so i got a cig lighter adapter and installed it. tucked all the power chords and ran it towards the left side....the coax is away from the power cable.
I have not tuned the antenna yet. I do not have access to a SWR meter and will not transmit untill i have it tuned. . I am about to order the SWR meter. Now when i power up the cb. everything works fine.
Heres the prob. I switch to channel 19 and i get a lot of noise and some conversations. Very hard for me to make out what they are saying. I turned the RF gain to about 3 clock position and moved the SQ to a point where the conversations stopped. Around the 12pm mark. (this is what the manual said)Ocasionally i do pick up stronger signals but its def hard for me to make sense of what they are saying. I live in gahanna and i think it might get better on a trip, instead of the city..........i can hear much better around channels 1-8 but not sure if that has anything to do with the swr. Since i didnt have the meter. i increased the length by adjusting the screws at the bottom till it sounded a lil better, just a lil bit.
Any suggestions or anything i must have missed.
Thanks in advance.