Hey everyone, new to the forum here. I’ve never had an issue like this before
I have a Cobra 29lx with an old midland coffin mic wired up. I have a 200wamp mounted under the passenger seat. I’m using a Wilson trucker 2000 antenna
with a solid mount 8” rise to the coil on my headache rack on my flatbed truck(yes I know roof mount is better but my last one was on my bed rail). Antenna is properly grounded, bed is grounded. Everything worked fine in my last truck when I had it set up with a swr of 1.1-1.2 on 27.175mhz. I have rg8 coax about 15’ antenna to amp and about 4’ amp to radio and when I check with my swr meter at radio plug I get swr=13, not 1.3 but 13. I put the meter on the wire going to the antenna and I got 168. Using MFJ
swr analyzer. I have no shorts in the coax, everything is soldered properly. Do I need the full 18-19’ from antenna to amp? I might be able to shorten up the wire going from radio to amp by re routing it but that requires me to pull my front seat and center console.