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I've made a bracket and mounted a 4' fire stick 2 ( screw adjustment type) in front of hood. Now the vswr is 1.5 at channel 1 and 1.9 at channel 40. While not great, that's the best setup I've seen.

I think without some kind of Frankenstein setup on the truck this is as good as it gets.

Also my radio has been giving me a bit of electrical noise (whine) on the higher channels since day one, what can I do to mitigate that? Would a choke on the power wires help?
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I've moved the mount to right in front of the hood. Now I've got SWR of 1.8 at 40 and 1.8 at 1 with no spring and adjusted all the way down ( friestick 2 screw type adjuster). Might be as good as it gets...
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Sounds like bad grounding on the truck or bad coax, try a different coax or build one with new ends and see if that fixes the issue
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