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Old 12-22-2009, 06:42 PM
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I purchased a CB radio and was wondering how i should mount an antenna. So i was wondering if anyone had any pictures of theirs.
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Old 12-22-2009, 09:54 PM
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location should depend on the height of the antenna. What size stick you runng?
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i made a mount out of some scrap steal i had, mount comes out between the hood and the fender, I didnt want to pay 30 or 40 bucks for the mount, hence i made it, looks good too. Before I made that tho, i had it mounted on the cowl behind the hood, there was actually a hole the perfect size for it, if you take the plastic panel off its on the driverside front corner, had it there for a year, worked good, would recomend a washer for more support tho, and as said above, mounting location depends on antenna length, you wouldnt want a 12ft antenna mounted on your hood
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Here's mine..


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i have a ball mount on the passenger side w/a 5' stick. Once I find a 102" fiberglass whip I will install that one in it's place.
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:42 AM
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Check this out. This guy did a good job mounting hi CB antenna.





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Old 12-23-2009, 07:53 AM
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Somethings to think about if a DD. if you mount 102 " whip on pass. side it hits low branches on side of the road. If you use a ball mount on the pass. side the wind from driving and any tree branches that hit it push the antenna in a direction to loosen the the bolt in the ball and the nut that holds the ball assembly. If you mount on the drivers moves away from roadside trees and pushes antenna in direction that tightens bolt and nut.
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:09 AM
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I've got a 102" whip (which mines metal i dont think they do 102's in 'glass) and i got a bracket thats like 6" long with a hole in the end to bolt it somewhere and the other end the cable screws on one side and the antenna on the other. Was 8 dollars or something at the cb shop, and i bolted it to a bumper bolt on the drivers side rear bumper. I'll put some pics up, but im gonna have to go out and take them first.
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A 96" whip is the longest for fiberglass whips do to the design. I run a Wilson 5000 on my roof. Great range!
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What is the military antenna's made of? I know they got 102" antenna's.

I just love the size/look/and hitting stuff w/ the antenna.
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I just cut an extra exhaust hanger and a strip of scrap steel...weldin them together, presto! free mount. then took some self tap screws to hold it better. I also bought a 90 deg bend adapter for the wire cause i didn't like it hangin out so much. It works great and since i faced it backwards (unlike the zj in the above post) it doesn't catch branches and stuff on the trail.

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Old 12-24-2009, 08:57 AM
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Here is my mount, 8 dollar bracket from the cb store, works great. Pics are so/so I remembered yesterday when I was at the gas station filling up so I snapped them real quick with the phone.


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The tennis ball directs it away from the hatch and bumper
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I put mine on the diver side in between the hood and the fender. Right were the regular antenna is but on the driver side. works great for me. It is a little high but i like it.
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I have my fiberglass whip mounted in the same location as Ramac. I don't have any pics yet.
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Magnetic base on roof . It kinda sucks on tight trails though, falls off. Upside is it has great range.
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