Antenna troubles with Pete 387
I have a 2000 Peterbilt 387. I bought a 59" center coil whip because the fiberglass antenna wasen't working well. The antenna mount is on the drivers side upper sleeper area. I put the antenna on and bent it back so it was not too high. The swr is around 4 on channel 1 and 5 on 40. Has anyone had luck with using the factory mount? I know I have to shorten the whip, but with an initial reading that high, will it get much better. Plus i am using the swr meter that is on the cobra 29. It seems that I have decent output, but if the other driver is more than like half a mile away I lose him, plus my gain is maxed too. I am just a driver so Im kind of stuck using the factory mount. There are none on the mirror.
Is this a good question?