post #1 of Old 11-15-2013, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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CB mounting spot

started installing my CB today. ran the coaxial cable and mounted the CB where I wanted. well I tried it in a few spots before I decided to go overhead. mounted it to my overhead gear setup. just wanted to see what you guys thought. pretty easy mount with the molle straps. just used zip ties.

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I'll run the power and coax behind the windshield in the morning. then to test SWR


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Looks good, I drilled two small holes in the overhead for the mount. Did you have problems with SWR? Mine was around 1.8-2, I know it's OK but I know it should be lower. Using 18' Cobra Coax, Teraflex mount, and 3' Firestik II.
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I didn't wire up the power yet. Was trying to today, but had a ton of stuff to do and didn't get the chance so hopefully tomorrow I will.

I have 18' fire wire coax, 3' firefly and a mount that is similar to the teraflex mount I got off ebay.

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Where did you guys get that overhead strapping it looks very cool

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http://www.smittybilt.com/gear.htm

You can get it at a lot of online retailers like Quadratec. I think I got mine from 4wd. I like it because it adds a good amount of storage and is compatible with any other molle based pouches.

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Well I ended up wiring everything today which was quite easy (finally!). Drove down to a pretty open area and began adjusting my antenna. Ended up with 1.4-5 which by all accounts is pretty good~

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Well I ended up wiring everything today which was quite easy (finally!). Drove down to a pretty open area and began adjusting my antenna. Ended up with 1.4-5 which by all accounts is pretty good~
I hope you mean 1.4 to 1.5 and not 1.4 to actually 5. Do not operate it if SWR is above 2.

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1.4 to 1.5 yes. sorry see where that could be confusing!

I am also getting a lot of feed back when I am moving. Can hear my engine. I ran the power/neg directly to the battery. any ideas?

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Try running your neg. to the body, there are already grounding post on the passenger side next to the door strap. I had the same problem. My Cobra came with a NB/ANL which did the trick.
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http://www.smittybilt.com/gear.htm

You can get it at a lot of online retailers like Quadratec. I think I got mine from 4wd. I like it because it adds a good amount of storage and is compatible with any other molle based pouches.
Does this come with a metal plate of some type to support it ?. I am installing a Hard Rock Cage, wondering if this will work with the HR cage.

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Does this come with a metal plate of some type to support it ?. I am installing a Hard Rock Cage, wondering if this will work with the HR cage.
Yes, there is a metal plate the molle wrap goes around, no clue if it would fit that cage. Is there a br across where the stock one is?

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Ground the radio.
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Try running your neg. to the body, there are already grounding post on the passenger side next to the door strap. I had the same problem. My Cobra came with a NB/ANL which did the trick.

worked like a charm. thanks! It def got rid of the feedback engine static.

Now it's still static-y, but I can hear people when I was closer to the interstate.

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Some static is normal and natural. Read about noise on cobra website FAQ and on firestick tech documents.

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