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Discussion in 'Communication (CB | GPS | HAM)' started by Predator, Nov 29, 2001.

  1. Predator

    Predator 1/2 ton status

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    Hey you radio guys, will this mount work good transmitting and receiving. I got a bracket like the military uses for its big mobile antennas, then I mount a swivel ball onto the bracket, then a 5' Firestik antenna. All this would bolt onto the tailgate. Check out the links for my mock-up pics. What do you think?

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/gettin_deep/cbant.html>http://www.geocities.com/gettin_deep/cbant.html</a><P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Predator on 11/30/01 08:11 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  2. Skigirl

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    Link no worky :(
     
  3. Predator

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    [​IMG] OK here's the link:

    http://www.geocities.com/gettin_deep
     
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    If you can get the SWR correct it would work fine I think. There are ground issues also and I'm not sure how that ball swivel grounds or doesn't ground. I would take it to the local CB shop and have them check/tune it for you. Truck stops usually do that also if you can't find anywhere to go.
     
  5. Predator

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    The ball gets grounded by a wire from the body to a ball mount bolt. Don't know how good that is......

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    Why do you want a swivel ball on it?
     
  7. Predator

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    Well I had originally thought about using a ball so I could loosen it and fold the antenna down across the tailgate and hold the end in a bracket when its not in use. But further trials revealed this won't work cuz it also swivels out when turned. Also, I think the antenna just looks better "necked down" with something before attaching to the larger bracket.

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  8. Highlander

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    I would still mount it to the side and up more.I have mine mounted by a ball with a 5' France and my SWR's will not come down below 2.5 I spent three hr's at a cb shop to find out I should of mounted the ball up about 12in so it wouldn't get the interfearance from the body. but if I had mounted my ant. on the tailgate I think it could be a pain when you needed to drop the gate
    just my .02
    Eric

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  9. Predator

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    Wouldn't it have more possibilty of getting ripped off on the side? I was thinking now about the "lift and lay" mounts for boats and such. If that would work, I could still fold it down if I needed to lower the gate. So it needs to be as close to the top of the tub as possible??

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    Your right it could get ripped off the side, I don't know if there is a "great spot" to mount the ant. the best place is on the roof but it would get ripped off there as well. I went with the side ball mount mostly because I had a hole in the side when I bought the 83. It's hard to find a place to put an ant. that won't get ripped off by a tree or a rock. And yes if you do mount it on the side go up high on the body. I can't remember just where the Army put those mounts to begin with that would be a good starting place and lastly where did you get that mount? I'd like to see if one would work for me.

    Eric

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  11. Predator

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    I believe the Army mounts theirs right behind the doors on the upper part of the tub. I picked up the mount on Ebay.

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    I'll keep me eye out for one here in colorado, I hope that what ever you end up doing will work for you.
    Have a merry merry and a happy happy

    Eric

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