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Coax Path

Discussion in 'Communication (CB | GPS | HAM)' started by nofeartruckin00, Oct 12, 2001.

  1. nofeartruckin00

    nofeartruckin00 1/2 ton status

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    I have '91 Jimmy with a cobra 18wxst on my console and a 5foot wilson fiberglass on the bumper and wanted to know if there is any good place to run the coax out the rear of the truck. i had 2 wilsons on the mirrors, but i smack way too much stuff with them and decided to go to the rear bumper. I was thinking about cutting a hole in the rear pillar and somehow getting the coax through the tailgate??? Another quick question, would i be better off, now that im only running one whip, to get a 102" steel, or keep the 5 foot fiberglass. Thanks alot.

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  2. Confederate9

    Confederate9 1/2 ton status

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    i just run mine straight out the back, then out the tailgate, then behind the bumper, never had a problem


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  3. chevyracing

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    Have you thought about running it under the truck then up through the fire wall.? Remember to keep it at 18 feet and then increase in increments of 3 feet if you need to lengthen it to keep you wave length straight and so you can get a decent SWR.
    If you are going to run an ant. off your bumper you need a bit longer one than 5' so you can get a plane. Ideally you want the load to be just above your roofline. An ant. like a wilson 2000 that has a coil and a stainless wip on the end is easy to tune and you can get different length mainshafts to put the coil at roof line for the best transmission and reception.

    John

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