Re: CB won't even pick up static, transmits at half power.
Finally figured it out. There was a rubber bushing where my coax connects to my antenna, to give the antenna some play. I had it on the bottom of the mount. It goes on the top with the antenna poking through it, or it shorts out the whole damn thing. At least it was an easy fix.
'91 Ranger, 2.3L 4-Banger knocking out 140 HP. Plopped the head out of '94 and an RV cam in it. 2WD, zero options. But, I love her to death.
Avatar is when I drove up the Bohemia mining saddle in Oregon, a fairly well-known 4WD trail around here.