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Show me your cb antenna's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by coptezr, Sep 3, 2005.

  1. coptezr

    coptezr 1/2 ton status

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    Im look for a spot to put mine i got my DIY rear bumper on but i really dont want to put them there. :D

    thanks
     
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    mines on the roof of the cab, jus behind my sunroof. ill try to get a pic up. its about a 4' antenna, only thing is that it hits trees and such, but its no big deal. the higher up, the better the reception :D
     
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    Mine is apparently similar to muddybuddy's, I had one on each of my light bar on the roof. One runs CB other runs stereo. Great reception for fm radio by the way. Only problem is I had to remove after my trucks last growing spert (hits the roof of my garage and carport). :crazy:
     
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    how did you mount it on your lightbar
     
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    Most light bars have extra holes due to all the differant styles of lights there are, so I used the two outer holes with insulating washers to keep it from grounding out. Oh yes since I used fiberglass antenna's I had to put a small antenna spring on to keep from breaking them off on tree limbs and stuff.
     
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    I bought the 90* bracket and mounted it to my rear bumper. 10' whip, big spring, and a Galaxy DX88. It would talk about 20 miles barefoot.
     
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    not a close up but this is where my antenna was when i bought the truck and its served its purpose ever since. ya it catches some trees but never done any damage.
     
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    The previous owner of my truck had something on the roof, but im not sure what. There is a hole and a ton of scratches right at the back of the roof. Im going to be using that hole for a cb antenna. A) Because I want to, and B) because i dont want it to rust out.
     
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    Thats exactly where i want mine but i dont know if i should get a steel whip or a fiberglass one. i like that way your fiberglass whip looks like.




     
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    Funny you mention this ... just doing this today. You got a roll bar?

    I was thinking about welding a little plate on my cage somewhere, but I couldn't decide where... so I made a removable/adjustable mount for the antenna, will go anywhere on the cage now.

    Piece of plate with four holes for U-bolts to loop around the cage, and one big hole for the antenna... voila. I didn't like how stiff the antenna was so I put a spring in it (mmm, flexy antenna! :haha:) ... when I trailer the truck I'm still gonna loosen the plate and flip it down horizontal. No reason to stress the spring.

    I also notice all y'all seem to have fiberglass whips, rather than steel. Is that a rustbelt thing?

    I'll be interested to see how my giant steel whip fares (it's a quarter-wave, i.e. eight and a half feet) but worst case I'll tie it down like the military CUCV's.

    -- A

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    you have any close ups? :D
     
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    thats pretty sweet but no i dont have one.


     
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    thats the best ive got. All it is, is the mounting bracket i got the antenna with, and i reinforced it a little and then used 3 self tapping screws.
     
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    The light bar is a great place too mount a CB antenna. I recomend a ground strap though. I have ran 102" Stainless steel whip on a heavy duty spring (pot belly) mounted on light bars. Works very well. Preformance has always been my main goal with the 2-way radio equipment.
     
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    Ground is good..

    I agree--the antenna in the first picture with the u-bolts on the pipe for a mount should definately be grounded better with a strap or wire..only certain fiberglass marine antennas can be used with no "ground plane"--if the ground is poor on a regular antenna,a high SWR reading will result,and it could damage output transistors in the CB..and fiberglass K5 roofs aren't grounded,dont forget.. :crazy:
     
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    Right on the top of the cage just in front of the spare-
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    It's a Firestick I think. And as far as I know, cb attennas need to be mounted as high as possible with as close to 360* clearance as possible for best results. That means mounting it on the roof is the best place.
     
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    I really like how yours is mounted i wonder how 2 of them will look.

     
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    Well, this is one of the down sides to having no roof =)) The only flat metal surface I have is the hood, and I don't want to mount the antenna to that!

    So you think a a nice ground strap, from, say, the plate to something solid? (:haha: finding something solid and non-Bondo on this truck may be tough!)

    -- A
     
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    I mounted a 9' whip to the rear corner of my bed on the inside......works great and looks good :bow:
     

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