Hello all, Been lurking here for a while but haven't had a good enough reason to post until now. I have a Galaxy DX 959 peaked and tuned by Screwdriver/Bell's CB that is hooked up to a 102" whip with a 6" spring. I've had a CB radio and a 108" whip on just about every vehicle I've owned and this is the first time I've had a problem with such high SWR. After getting it all hooked up, I checked the SWR and it was over 3.0:1. I figured since it was that high it was probably an inadequate ground, so I bought a grounding strap and lead it from the antenna mount up to a little part of the frame that I ground off to bare metal. No luck, SWR was still over 3! I then took the 6" spring off and put just the whip back in, that time the SWR was even higher! I've checked for things like corrosion around the mount and where the spring and antenna screw in - good there. I've checked to make sure I had a nylon washer inbetween the stud and the mount - good there. I figured the grounding strap would solve everything and it didn't do jack. I'm lost. Does anyone have any ideas as to what the the problem may be? I hate to molest my antenna and start cutting off 1/8" increments to "see" if that solves the problem, and I hate not being able to use my radio without blowing the finals out. There isn't a single CB shop in my whole state, nor do I know anyone that's any smarter with them than myself (and I consider myself a rookie!) Any help/ideas would be appreciated!