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2 hours to install my .... for nill...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bigblue, Mar 13, 2001.

  1. bigblue

    bigblue 1/2 ton status

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    Man, I just got the Uniden PC 68XL CB. It took me 2 hours to get the Antenae installed because I used the fixed mount kind for the roof using the CHP style mount. I had to grind away throught the integral rollbar ( both layerx ) and finally i got the thing through. Well I was happy that I was done and decide to go to the local Drive Through Dairy Queen for a shake and as I was going under the oning, I completely RIPPED the antenae through the roof - pulling the bottom part and cable with it. Back to the ole drawing board. God Damn. I think I am going to epoxy the SOB, later

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  2. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Re: antenna 101

    Well I hate to tell you this but you shouldn't have put in the roll bar. Being on the edge of the roof gives an uneven ground plane to the antenna and screws up it's performance. Hole mount antenna's should be mounted as close to center of the metal surface it's being mounted to for optimum performance. Your almost better mounting the antenna with no ground plane than half a gound plane like on the back bumper. With no ground plane at the rear the signal drops into the bed in the rear and poits up in the front instead of straight out like it should.
    Getting it to the center is no beig deal on most antenna's. drop the headliner. Drill your outer mounting hole then take a 3/8's drill at an angle and drill a hole though the inner roof for the cable to come through. There is about a 1/2 inch gap between the pannels. If there is less gap then take a 1/2 extension and dent the inner pannel to make enough room. You will never see it because of the headliner. You want to make a loop with the wires between the pannels when you install the antenna so that you don't kink the cable.
    Should be able to pop an antenna in that truck in 30 minutes. Took me 15 to put the 1/4 wave cell antenna on the wifes 79 dead center the roof.

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  3. walt88

    walt88 1/2 ton status

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    Thats something that would happen to me.

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  4. bigblue

    bigblue 1/2 ton status

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    Re: antenna 101

    well ya learn lessons everyday. for me more than usual
    . hehe.....

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  5. blazen91

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    God had nothing to do with it and if he did damn it, you wouldn't have much a Blazer left. Please watch your language.
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  6. sometimes nothing feels better then a long string of profanities when the stupid f&*%in part wont f&*%in work! lets not read too much into this stuff. i feel ya bigblue- we've all been there.

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