OT - i have too much extra CB antenna coax - help
I know that some of you Jeepers out there are CB people, so maybe you can help me out with this problem.
I ordered a kit (antenna, coax, mounting bracket) that came with 18 ft of coax cable. However, for my application I will be needing MUCH less than that (probably around 6 or 7 feet). Is it ok to cut and splice (solder) the coax, or should you just figure out a way to wrap all 18 ft of it around the inside of your cabin? I've heard that making a loop (spool) might be an easy way to deal with it, but that it is bad because it causes signal backup or something like that. What is the best way for me to deal with so much coax?
PS: In case it matters, I'm running the antenna on my hood, so the coax will be entering my cabin through the firewall.