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I run mobile with a Wilson 1000 antenna I was wondering if in North America mostly Canada I haven't heard anything all week am and ssb I hope my radiodistribution still receiving all I hear is noise no skip coming in either is this normal
 

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If you turn the squelch most of the way down you should hear a fair bit of static and little words here and there. If not you should check over your antenna and cable. If it all checks out, so an swr check. If it's low then I'd be lost or thinking that your areas dead. But I'm in Illinois ( near stl) and I hear someone in downtown Alton with probably a kilowatt on ch6 all the time.


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I run mobile with a Wilson 1000 antenna I was wondering if in North America mostly Canada I haven't heard anything all week am and ssb I hope my radiodistribution still receiving all I hear is noise no skip coming in either is this normal
Same here.
After 20 years of not having a CB in a vehicle, I purchased one for an upcoming road trip that will take me half way across the USA and back.
I'm a radio guy by trade, so I've got all the high end test equipment.
I've got a permanent NMO mount on top of a full size truck. I installed a Larsen NMO-27 on it.
I adjusted the antenna using a $20K+ piece of test gear out of my shop, and it's 1.03:1 SWR on channel 19.
Good antenna, tuned dang near perfectly.
The radio is right on frequency, 10hz off channel, which isn't even worth trying to adjust. It's receives just fine locally. Power output is a bit low, but that doesn't impact receiving.

Not hearing much here in California. If I get out away from town and power lines, I can occasionally hear someone, but not much.

Probably just dead atmospheric conditions at this point. I'd need to look and see what amateurs on 10 meters are saying about conditions to be sure, but I'll go with that.
 

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If all your connections are good, and your squelch is open so you can hear all the background noise, keep listening to channel 6. If you are going to hear anything at all, that is where you will hear it first.

I was given 3 CB radio's (1 HT, 2 mobiles) and I occasionally turn them on from time to time just out of curiosity. I find that when I am expecting thunderstorms, the CB band seems to open up a little better than usual. Right now I expect storms tonight and I am hearing a lot of skip activity on channel 6, with somewhat less chatter on 21 and 26.
 
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