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Where did you mount your antanne?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by zakk, Mar 28, 2002.

  1. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    I got my CB and was wondering where people are mounting them. I was going to mount it back by the gas cap area, but I am worried a rock or brach will reach out and rip it off.

    Presently, I am thinking right below the rear driver tail light on a spring mount w/ 4-5' antanne.

    Any suggstions appreciated
     
  2. BobK

    BobK 1/2 ton status

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    Got mine mounted to the top bracket of the tire carrier.It's only a 3' antenna but works for me.You can see a pic here,just look at the rear of the truck,it's a little hard to see.
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid29/p15c2acd724c88759b0d9370d62f3f807/fded6187.jpg>http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid29/p15c2acd724c88759b0d9370d62f3f807/fded6187.jpg</a>
     
  3. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    I have to mount mine but I have everything to mount it on the driver side front fender. I have the bracket that goes between the fender and the hood.
     
  4. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    On the lady's 79 it's on the spare tire carrier. on my 75 it's sitting on the hood on the passengerside of the ridge. Better ground plane on sheet metal than if it's hanging off the side of the vehicle.
     
  5. LA Bogger

    LA Bogger 1/2 ton status

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    I have mine mounted on the top mount for the tire carrier that isn't there any more 10 ft whip...:)

    Eat More Mud!!!!
     
  6. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I have/had 4' whips on each mirror. I'm going to mount a single whip off the tire carrier so it won't get ripped off and mangled so much./forums/images/icons/tongue.gif

    Rene
     
  7. Pure Insanity

    Pure Insanity 1/2 ton status

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    Mines on the roof. I smacked the base on the drive thru at Burger King so I have it removed in some of my pics w/ a cover on the base.
     
  8. ChevyCaGal

    ChevyCaGal 3/4 ton status

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    Mine is on the side of my hood.... mount it to the truck because like Grim said on the sheet metal is the best and the higher up the better- is what the CB shop told me when I bought my CB from them....
     
  9. jcg

    jcg 1/2 ton status

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    Got mine mounted right under the passenger side tail light. I got a 60" stainless steel whip on a spring mounted through a piece of 2x2x1/8" angle iron bolted to the body. If I get sick of it smacking the hard top I just stick it in the back window and it still gets great reception. Get an SWR meter from Radioshack for about $20 and tune your antenna, it makes a HUGE difference. I usually get stuck in the middle of the convoy on the highway cause my radio has the strongest Tx/Rx so I get to relay messages through the group. I ended up cutting 5 inches off my antenna and got it tuned to around 1.2 on channel 20.
     
  10. Snowbound

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    I mounted mine on the rain gutter above the passenger door.
     
  11. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    got mine on the side of the back bumper on the drivers side. mud knocks off the cable for it, and in high winds, it wobbles really bad and hits the truck making a lot of noise, otherwise i like it there
     
  12. gotmud?

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    jcg, that sig is hilarious! ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!
     
  13. Burbinator

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    I use a mag mount assembly, which should be an indicator of how often I use my CB, with a cellular look-a-like antenna. It's also not a permanent fixture of my truck either (Velcro and cig plug). For my commonly used commercial rigs (VHF &amp; UHF), I use glass mounts on the forward top section of the rear side glass. I like the glass mounts because the element is easy to remove and there are no holes in my truck!

    They do make glass mounts for CB band, but they are a bit lossy with a long whip. I've seen high power units (with illegal linears) melt glass. A good mounting location for one of these would be the top of the windshield on the passenger side, rather than the side glass, to minimize lateral stress; assuming you're not an "illegal" /forums/images/icons/smile.gif.
     

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