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Antenna Size?

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

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  1. Sandy

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    That's probably the right range of price for the Antenna and if you consider the Short Adapter it will be another $$$ add on.

    Even if you get a discount the shipping will kill you too.

    Remember one thing, the most import parts of the CB system are 1) the Antenna and 2) the Coax between the Antenna and the CB, in that order.

    So the first thing is to buy the best Antenna you can, mount it properly, then buy only Belden Coax, RG-58U is fine, RG-8X is good too.
    Next buy the CB.
    This way what you have for a CB no matter if it cost $50 or $500 it will peform the way it was meant to.
     
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  3. storlied

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    I see.. I really want to mount this antenna to my hood.. but we both know what kinda issues that brings up..

    (Unless because it's 4ft, it wouldn't block too much of the signal???)

    Do they have thin metal antennas I can just screw into my mount n call it good?
     
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    You can always find something that will work but will it work well or well enough ?

    Don't know where to go with this, go to your local Radio Store or Truck Stop and look around. You will be buying something that will work, that is all you want. It won't matter what it is as long as you like what it looks like and it is designed for the CB Frequency Range (27 MHz / 11 m Band).

    Luck on your choice.
     
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    Are there any hood mounts that don't require drilling? There's some bolts in that area I believe I could use.. but I don't know how bad the interference would be...

    Also, is there any shielding stuff I could put around the coax cable? To block out interference n whatnot..
     
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    i know froader runs a mag mount on his front col, that would keep ya from drillin

    mine went in to the side of the cowl, so the holes are all hiddin. ran the coax down the fenger through a grommet in the side of the dash, dont have any real interference problem to speak of
    [​IMG]
     
  7. storlied

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    There's a bolt above the driver's side fender.. I was curious as to if I could find a mount for it... there was someone else who make a custom one and use that bolt.. I can't find the pic though..
     
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    Here it is..
    Wtf is that bolt for anyways? seems kinda random.. like it's not even for anything..
     
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    Do they have pre-made cb bracket things I could buy from Lowes or Home depot or radio shack or something that would work with this?
     
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    how is the signal on that home made bracket any problems with the location and the body interfering? looks good thinking of fabricating something myself..in the same dilemma as you storlied i had the magnet mount and wanted to mount it without the magnet and i didnt do any research and dissected the antenna only to figure out there was a round circuit board to ground it..oops..just an excuse to to buy a new one..at least now i know.
     
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    I changed my antenna to a cheap magmount from Napa, SWR is lower now which is nice.. but a new problem came up... when my HIDs are on.. the cb is practically useless.. too much EMI interference, any suggestions?
     
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    storlied,

    Did you get rid of the HID noise yet ?

    If not, try moving the antenna a little more to the rear of the vehicle.
     
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    I don't have enough wire to do so. But I'll try.. it'll be messy.. but I'll try..
     
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    Here and there..
     
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    Bump.....Wilson 1000 roof mount, any thoughts?


    I've always used K40 mag mounts, but want a more permanent solution. Right now I'm think about slapping a Wilson 1000 on my roof. Has anyone had success drilling a hole near the overhead dome light in a 1994 1st gen? I really really don't want to drop my headliner. I have an Eddie Bauer with a dome light w/2 reading lamps with separate switches. I know this is an older thread, any tips would be great. Thanks, Greg (aka EskimoEddie)
     

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