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Discussion in 'Ham Radio - CB - Trail Communications' started by storlied, December 30, 2007.

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  1. storlied

    storlied Well-Known Member

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    Works just fine, I haven't have any problems with it yet. Looks kinda odd up there though, well the 31's and removed lower valance improved the look of the vehicle so it's not too bad. I got the Uniden uhh.. idk which one it is.. it's really small though.
     
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  3. Donner

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    The cb i see is like the size of a balonee n' cheese sandwich.

    the antna, would like to have the base mounted w/the antna removable... possible?

    does your unhook from the base, where you can leave just the base on the rack?
     
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    I'd have to unscrew it, that's about it.

    Ew... balonee n' cheese... why not ham & cheese? Or peanut butter and jelly?
     
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    alright! that'll work...

    i like the bolt on, nice! ham n' cheese will work too :D:D peanut butter n' jelly, now i'm hungry. thanks, i'll take a pic of the cb when i get back...
     
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    Take a picture of the sandwich too!!!

    I'm serious.
     
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    cb

    cb for T Haven...
     
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    Same mount I have.

    You might need to go to a hardware store and buy longer bolts, I had to.
     
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    I will check that out...

    where did you mount the cb? (did you see the pb&j sandwich posted) I'm thinking about fitting it in the space under the h/u.
     
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    I see no sandwich.. =(
    I haven't really mounted it yet, I don't know where I'm going to mount it.. I really don't want to drill anything, and my cb is slightly too big to fit in the space you just mentioned. Right now, it's just sitting between my seat and the middle console.. really nice place to put it but it slides down alot.. I might even put some double sided tape on it and tape it in place right there now that I think about it.. but I just don't know yet.
     
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    If I put it on my dash board somewhere, could I get into trouble? "Obstruction of view"
     
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    alright, i'll check out a good location for cb and antna. (i took the pics down)
     
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    not likely

    here no, Alaska, probably not because you actually should have a cb in your vehicle... i believe people in the Sierra here keep cb mounted in the vehicle w/o issue. dash, no problem.... hanging from the mirror like a pair of dice, problem :)
     
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    IMO, the best place you could possibly put your antenna is right in the middle of your roof. Anywhere else you put it you're going to have interference coming from the body of the vehicle. But like I said before, you Might need longer bolts.
     
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    will do, right on the front side of the rear cross bar.
     
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    I wish I could come to t-haven... *sigh* I probably don't have enough off-road modifications though yet. (Or the money to get there, ARG ! Why Must I Be Here In Alaska?) Keep us updated on your CB Install! =)

    Where exactly is t-haven?
     
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    Alright... what does everyone think about fiberglass vs mag mount? Or that type of antenna.. thin metal..

    I'm wanting to take down my fiberglass whip for something less... noticeable and.. bulky n weird? =\

    Any information?
     
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    I like my 48" fiberglass firestik. Its mounted to the front bumper so it isn't that tall. I'll be replacing it with a taller one (I want it as tall as the truck, including the stuff on the roof.. its my clearance indicator too).
    It doesn't move much when I'm on the freeway. I can put a flag on it (EF flag) easily and it still doesn't move a much as I'd expect (I'm more worried about the flag shredding).

    I've hit things with the antenna while wheeling and it bends to an extent (enough to be as short as the truck.. if it had to bend father the truck wouldn't fit). This was before roof tire/rack combo.. now the truck is taller.

    Here's a pic of how tall it is now.. (the new antenna will be 12" taller or possibly one more size bigger)

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    Alaska... CCCOOOLLLDDD !!!! Fiberglass does not like the cold so if at all possible do not use it.
    Thin metal is good, the question is how do you want ot mount it.
    Wilson electronics makes great antennas, the Lil Will Magnet mount is a small based, thin metal Antenna approximately 45" tall before tuning.
    It does not have any ficility for a disconnect, so when going through a cae wash you will need to remove it.

    You might want to contact an Antenna Co and talk to them, e-mail that is.

    The Lil Wil is less noticeable than a fiberglass and almost not noticeable at all but look above.

    Wilson does make a Short Load Adapter ( http://www.wilsonantenna.com/short.htm ) for their Wilson 1000 Base Loaded Antenna it makes it 36" Long, ( http://www.wilsonantenna.com/w1000.htm ).
    This is a good Antenna and it has a removable base feature for low clearance.
    To quote Wilson, "Removable coil for safe storage & garage entrance & a
    Weather Cap included to protect mount when coil is removed"

    This could be what you are looking for ?

    ltr
     
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    Perhaps..
    Btw, this fiberglass antenna I installed in the beginning of winter, and it has seen -54 at 80mph.. and it's been hit on things in the cold too... It's still like new.

    I'm looking for a considerably cheap solution to this odd looking thing. A place I went to today.. their magmounts were like 75$!
     

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