FW: ham radio on new gl1800 2018
-----------------------------------------From: "Denis Genest"
Sent: Saturday October 26 2019 2:59:34PM
Subject: ham radio on new gl1800 2018
Hello John, here the name Denis member of MARC since day one with Ray Davis as president.
Here My Question I install another antenna on my Goldwing 2018 for Ham radio VHF/UHF
I install Comet SBB5 half wave antenne no ground required but in UHF I have high SWR. Do you have
any members who do VHF/UHF with 2018-2019
goldwing I would like to email them to see what kind of radio and antenna setup they have.
thanks in advance for your help
Denis,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I don’t have a Wing anymore, so hopefully someone who does can get back to you. However, I would be a little surprised if it’s specific to the bike. Questions might be:
How do you have the Antenna installed?
Do you have a good ground to the antenna mount?
Have you checked all your other cables for good condition? (It’s easy to pinch cables - I speak from experience.)
Have you checked the antenna itself. (They do tend to “wear” on a motorcycle.)
Or tried another antenna?
I’ve also had problems with my meter itself - so, another meter would also be worth a try if you can get your hands on one.
And don’t hesitate to contact Comet directly. They’ve always been very helpful.
Hope these help.
Anyone else have anything???