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Old 03-23-2008, 09:22 AM
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CB Antenna Mount

I am trying to figure out where to mount the antenna for my CB. On my 01 it was mounted on the mirror support arm and worked well. The 08 has bigger arms made out of plastic and wont work. Need suggestions where it will look ok and work well.
 
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:50 AM
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The best place, from a signal standpoint, is the center of the roof. Of course on a crewcab it's a challenge because of the raised ribs.
 
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:38 AM
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the door is usually the best overall location.
Check "comet" for their fold over mounts.
This is mainly used for shorter wave antennas than 27 Mhz. antennas
 
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Old 03-23-2008, 01:04 PM
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Wilson 5000 mag mount with cable run into the cab from underneath works great.
 
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Old 07-06-2008, 02:13 PM
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I am also looking for a permanent mount for my CB antenna. Mounting to the mirror support arm is my first choice, but my 08 mirrors has bigger arms made out of plastic. Has anyone done this?
 
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Old 07-06-2008, 02:23 PM
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I use a mount that grabs the hood, have it basically across from the stock antenna. Two allen screws in the bottom, got it from a shortwave shop here.
 
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Old 07-06-2008, 03:22 PM
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I have a 2001 f350 ext. cab dually. I just put a cb in an mounted a wilson fiberglass antenna .I used a stake hole mount.There was no drilling and my swr r 1.7.You can run coax down through stake hole and remove grommet in back of cab.Run coax in.Put a slit in grommet for coax and put grommet back and you r good to go.
 
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Old 07-06-2008, 03:54 PM
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This is what I use along with a Predator 10K running upwards of 800w.
Be sure to ground the bed to the cab and to the frame to get a nice low SWR.
I get 1.2 across the band with proper grounding.

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Here is what I did. Its duals but I'm going to drop one. Its all grade 8 hardware. Its mounted in the side hole of the stake pocket. I asked the cb shop if this would work and he said he can see no fault in my idea and with the wilson antenna I can ground the antenna if need be. I tuned the antennas and at the highest its under 1.4 on the swr scale. I don't talk like I should and it has been suggested that the antennas are too close so they are only talking to the front and back. So I am going to save up and get some decent coax and make it a single set up and convert the other into a scanner antenna to replace the one in the front.



 
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I used a Firestik Stake Hole mount to mount my 102" whip. I had it in the front passenger stake hole, but the SWR's weren't that good. Now I moved it to the rear stake hole on the passenger side. Takes a little getting used to having to watch out for low hanging stuff. The top of the whip is at about 13'10" high. I think its funny. Plus it talks really good too. I am in Houston and shot skip to a guy in Missouri yesterday.

If you guys are getting into or have been in the CB crowd, I found a site called CBRadioTalk.com. It is a great site with lots of good information and helpful people. Yall should check it out if you are interested.
 
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Originally Posted by DAFBFD58 View Post
I tuned the antennas and at the highest its under 1.4 on the swr scale. I don't talk like I should and it has been suggested that the antennas are too close so they are only talking to the front and back. So I am going to save up and get some decent coax and make it a single set up and convert the other into a scanner antenna to replace the one in the front.
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Whomever suggested that your antennas are too close is correct. For a co-phase set-up to work properly the antennas need at least 8'-9' between them to radiate, without conflicting with one another. Being to close they reflect off each other and basically only radiate correctly to the front and back. As a test. You can go down the street with a friend driving behind you talking on the CB, one of you turn off and see how fast you can no longer talk effectively. I made the same mistake myself back yonder when on an old truck of mine.

I have gotten big into the CB thing again and just put a setup including the 102 I mentioned in the previous post on about two weeks ago. I am having a blast.
 
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Old 07-08-2008, 01:54 PM
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Here is mine but had to ground the bed with grounding straps to get the swr to 1.2-1.3

 
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Originally Posted by f-250 ford View Post
Here is mine but had to ground the bed with grounding straps to get the swr to 1.2-1.3
I need to ground the bed as well. Where did you get your grounding straps from? Also, what kind of antenna is that? Is that a 10k??
 
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I made a stainless bracket that mounts using the tailgate hinge bolts and drilled hole in the stainless to mount the 90* bracket I bought with the antenna... That way I didnt have to drill hole in/on my bed or put a magnetic mount on the cab. I am using a 4' wilson antenna and have to coax ran along the frame.


also ive never had the antenna hit the bed or bracket flex too much due to rough roads or anything of that nature.
 

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