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Re: CB antenna and ground
<font face="Comic Sans MS">I tend to prefer running both power and ground leads direct to the battery... After doing that, I run a seperate ground from the case of the radio to the firewall or any near-by sheet metal, usually what the antenna is also grounded to... Make sure you route the wires as far from the alternator, distributor cap and spark plug wires as possible... I'm not too familiar with fiberglass antennas... One thing you may want to do is run a wire or two from the tool box to the bed of the truck just to make sure it's got a good ground...
Other than that worst case you might try a capacitor between the power and ground leads... I forget how big of one to use... I can look it up if it comes down to needing that... Chances are it'll never get perfect, but hopefully those things will make it a little better...</font>