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SWR reading ?

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Sep 14, 2014
I have SWR readings from the digital meter on my CB uniden bearcat 890SSB that range very good, too good to believe.
On channel 1 it's flat 1.00, channel 20 = 1.02, channel 40= 1.06(note it's not 1.6 but rather 1.06)
The antenna is a wilson 5000 with their tinned 18" cable and heavy duty mount and a very good ground.
Just seems to me to be too good to trust, I am new to this and just expected more of a fluctuation in range, Am I over thinking this and should just move on or should I go and buy an analog meter to check against the digital meter on the CB.


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Uniden Representative
Apr 19, 2004
Arlington, TX
1) Did you calibrate, first?
2) AM mode or USB/LSB mode (always use AM mode for SWR checking).
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