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Where to Mount a CB?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio - CB - Trail Communications' started by PghBill, August 20, 2002.

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  1. LowdPypes

    LowdPypes Elite Explorer

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    Static machine...

    Here is where mine is but it doesn't work worth crap. Lotsa static and engine noise. Any suggestions? It seems to be grounded fine and the antenna wire runs under the sill to the back. Good wire. Power is off an accessory line and antenna is mounted inside. It's a k40. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Alec - I think you had yours mounted inside, didn't you?
     

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  3. Jason_25

    Jason_25 Elite Explorer<br>ECX Member

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    Lowdpypes, it may be noise from your fuel pump. How does it work when the engine isn't running? If it's fine then, it probably is the pump and you will need to install a cap somewhere along the power wire for the pump.
     
  4. ahhjaws

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    Here's the interior of mine, even though it is a first generation. The only problem is what to do when I want a manual shift.:(

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  5. Crankcase

    Crankcase Moderator Emeritus Moderator Emeritus

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    I love the incline guage ahhjaws! How much was that?
     
  6. coolchris

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    i love dave's set up (digger196) im probably going to do the same thing, you can see pics of it here if you scroll down the page (i tried to post just the pic but angelfire dosent like that) http://www.angelfire.com/nc2/davidpage/Mycar.html
     
  7. Crankcase

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    The pic of the mic coming out of the side of the console, Chris?
    Here, for the lazier people...... :)
     

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  8. coolchris

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    yea, thats it... i like it because when you arent using it you can jsut unplug the mic (all the cb controlls are on the mic) and stash it away and all you have there in sight is a little outlet.
     
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    Well, actually, it was free for me. My dad works for HP, and they made it really quick for him. I could probably make a small order if anyone is interested.
     
  10. LowdPypes

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    nice rack davo...

    hey, that's my rack... hehe... lookin good, what type of cb is in davo's truck?
     
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    its the Cobra C75WXST you can get it for about 100 to your door off the internet
     
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    Well I got my Cobra 29 LTD WSX and it works just fine now. But my plans for a temp mount with Velcro did not work. I couldn't get the Velcro to stick to the side of the console.
    So I have my Cobra LTD WSX, which is a little smaller than a normal Cobra 29, much like Alec has his mounted but with the radio on the driver's side. It doesn't interfere with my reaching the foot pedal or driving in, but I do tend to rest my leg against it sometimes.
     
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  13. PghBill

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    Finally Mounted

    Thanks to all of your suggestions. I finally mounted on the drivers side of the console, like the photo in the post by LowdPypes. I got a call back on a radio check, so I know I am sending.:D

    I almost forgot all the Ch 19 chatter, sometimes moronic!:rolleyes:

    A couple of questions. There does seem to be a bit of noise, like when I raise or lower the driver's window. Is there a noise filter for these?

    And, are there certain channels usually used off-road?

    Again, thanks to all who have contributed!:chug:
     
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    taxx Make em say Ugh

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    Sometimes?
     
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    Re: Finally Mounted

    Around here, on channel 6, there is always some signal coming in strong with some guy taliking about Alabama or something. He is always talking with such an accent it is so hard to understand.
     
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    CB Pics

    Well, I started this thread and you guys gave me a lot of good ideas as to where to mount my CB and antenna. :thumbsup: Here are pics of where I put them. They work fine ;) but the chatter that come through is less than moronic at times :rolleyes:

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    Thank you all for your help!
     
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  17. Chris4x4Gill2

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    Crankcase:
    is the signal coming from Alabama? or just a misplaced Southerner talking about home?

    Edit: oh..just noticed where you were located...so I'm geussing it would be a misplaced Southerner.
     

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