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CB "body" Antenna?

Discussion in 'Communication (CB | GPS | HAM)' started by Hayduke, Jul 21, 2000.

  1. Hayduke

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    CB \"body\" Antenna?

    hey there all,
    just recently i saw a device that used your vehicle's body as the antenna for a CB radio. it looks like it attaches w/ a magnet or something then has foul wires the stick out and are soldered (sp?) to the body, then it has a antenna cable attachment point in the center. has anyone even seen/used one of these? would it even work very well?
    also, can i find mirror brackets that will clamp onto the GM style curved mirror arms?
    thanks!
    HAYDUKE

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  2. Confederate9

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    Re: CB \"body\" Antenna?

    THE MIRROR CLAMPS ARE FOUND AT LIEK RADIO SHACK.
    BUT I WOUL DGO WITH THE BUMPER WHIP ANTENNA. THEY GET BETTER RECEPTION AND LOOK BETTER.

    '85 K5: BIG BAD AND MEAN
     
  3. 8_YOUR_H2

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    Re: CB \"body\" Antenna?

    I have not seen the "body antenna" for about 10 years, last time I seen it was in JC whitney. I would not trust it, I cant figure out how the thing would work since it has a load side and a ground side. If the body and frame is the ground how would it get the load? I have that Truck stops have the largest supply of CB accessories. I found the mounting bracket you are talking about that fits the curved mirror mount. Mine grounds fine and works good. I use a 1.5' firestick for trails and a 102" whip all the other times. IT hits trees and stuff so I have not been useing it alot.
     

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