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Where did you mount your antenna?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio - CB - Trail Communications' started by LowdPypes, January 20, 2003.

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  1. LowdPypes

    LowdPypes Elite Explorer

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    Just curious where everyone mounted their CB antenna's? Pics would be great...
     
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  3. AdamsGuitar

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    Mine's at the center rear of my roof, mounted permanently. I'll have pics later.
     
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    center of the roof that is infront of the rack i bought from you. BTW that rack is so nice! i get compements all the time for it! thanks for letting me buy it from ya and i used those lights that were on there on a night run and there SO bright!
     

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    Mines on the roof rack also.

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    KSpride hows the signal that you get? i thought those antennas had to be 7 or 8 feet apart. that's why tractor trailors are able to use them.
     
  7. LowdPypes

    LowdPypes Elite Explorer

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    I'm thinkin more along the lines of "stealth."
     
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    IDK if this would work but it is just a idea. you could attach a antenna on the inside of the rear bumper out of sight and have it slightly below the bumper to get some signal.

    or you could take the antenna apart and just use the wire and attach it to the inside of the rail on the roof is you still have thm up there.
     
  9. AdamsGuitar

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    Honestly, I haven't seen or heard of a way to go stealth and have much signal strength. If you don't plan to use the CB much, you could always do the following:

    Get a magnetic mount antenna, and cut the cable and reattach the coax connector about 3" from the base of the antenna. Run your coax cable inside the truck and run it to where the antenna will be and attach it to the truck. Buy a female end coax connector, and put it through the roof (yes, you'd have to make a hole =/). Once that's attached, you can use the CB by just sticking the antenna on the roof and screwing the antenna's cable into the connector you attached to the roof.

    Be sure to find a little rubber or plastic cap that will fit snugly over the roof's connector so as to keep water out.
     
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    ld50 Oh, the money you`ll blow Elite Explorer

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    Still evaluating the mount, but I think it is working for me.
     

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    ld50 Oh, the money you`ll blow Elite Explorer

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    Will have a write up in my mod thread soon but here:
     

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    How much are racks lik thouse ad were did you get them?
     
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    Id50...

    I made a mount very similar to that on my old '93. Let me know how you made yours. PM me or something. Thanks.
     
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    I mounted mine to the rear stock roof rack. It works great there, and whenever I dont use the CB I just unscrew the antenna and leave the bracket bolted to the crossmember...
     

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    I'm interested in how ID50 did his too!
     
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    - the whole write-up is in my mod link in my sig now!

    Basically the main part is a piece of 2" angle iron that I cut, bent, and shaped, then I welded on that /\/\ piece to make it stronger.
    -I take the antenna off when I`m not out wheeling also.

    The only problem I had so far was it wasn`t grounding properly at first, so I added a ground wire.

    Just ask if you have any more questions....
     
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    WOW!! I just read about four of those eight pages and couldn't read anymore. Good write up!
     
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    ld50 Oh, the money you`ll blow Elite Explorer

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    :D thanks, I guess I shoulda said the antenna would be on the last page? Almost all stuff I learned right here!
     
  19. AlaskanJack

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    Maybe someone can answer a question for me. The Explorer I just bought has three antenna's that are mounted on the inside of the windows 2 in the rear and one above the rear view mirror. They have a coaxial plug in on the bottom. They look like a 2 1/2" square box about 3/4" thick with a small 3/16" antenna sticking out the right and left side. The CB was removed from it when I got it. What kind of antenna's are these? Short range or not CB at all? I searched all over and can't seem to find them anywhere.
     
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    Here is the shape of them
     

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    Hmmm..

    carsonm has remote start in his Ex that has an antenna just like that in his front window behind the mirror, I`m not sure if he has more tho`.

    I`ve never seen anything like that for cb, but with three of them, maybe it works okay? funny he would take his cb but not the antennas
     

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