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post #16 of 45 Old 07-26-2002, 06:58 AM
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Okay, I found out mines a Maxon. Ya, it's cheap, but it works great.

$80 for the whole package sounds really good. I'd def. look into that.


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post #17 of 45 Old 07-26-2002, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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I am going to call that CB Exchange today and see what he has to off. I went to Walmart last night but they had some Maxons and Unidens. Maxons were about 40 bucks and the Uniden was $80.

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post #18 of 45 Old 07-26-2002, 08:07 AM
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You can't beat that guys price in AZ.

If I had known that I wouldn't have bought the Maxon.

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post #19 of 45 Old 07-26-2002, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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For the antenna, I will need the spring, but will it mount in the antenna mount on the reigh rear corner of the Jeep...

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post #20 of 45 Old 07-26-2002, 08:12 AM
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That I don't know , I'd have to see a pic of the FirestickII. I'd think it would need a spring so it wouldn't break.

And yes, right rear is a good location.

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post #21 of 45 Old 07-26-2002, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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Cool, I think I will run it like this one that Someone posted earlier on this site...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...ht=radio+mount

If you buy the Firestik Kit, it comes with a spring and a mount.
So what would everyone recommend for the antenna, Firestik or Firestik II.

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post #22 of 45 Old 07-26-2002, 08:34 AM
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Allan,

I agree that you should get spend your money on the antenna and coax. I bought a 4' Firestik II and 18' Firestik coax. I pretty much bought everything from Alf Enterprises

They were very helpful and cheap. I bought the spring, but mostly to add flexability. It did help with the SWR some. I bought the Tomken antenna mount from Quadratec that mounts to the tire bump stop. Then you have to buy an antenna mount. I think it was about $1.00 As far as running the coax, I drilled a hole into the side of the taillight and into the back of it. If you pull the plastic shroud down from below the rear corner of the jeep, that's where it comes out. I drilled a small hole into the rear fenderwell from inside the jeep. I just ran the cable through there and up to the cb. I mounted the cb to the front of the console, pointing up, and made it disconnectable so I can take it out at night to prevent theft. I put all the excess cable inside the fenderwell out of sight. If you'd like to see pics, I'll see if I can snap a couple for ya. HTH

I forgot to add that I have the Cobra 18WXST II with the front firing speaker. I don't think a speaker that's underneath would work attached to the console.

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Hey Allan,
Sure hope I remembered those prices right!!
and yep, I am a member at avjc... [Mark K] Had been to the web site browsin' a few times. After the Fire Relief Run those guys did, I figured these were my kind people!

Been watchin the 'trips' forum for one I can make... maybe I'll see ya on one
Good luck w/ the CB install, and let us know how it goes.

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post #24 of 45 Old 07-26-2002, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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Hey Allan,
Sure hope I remembered those prices right!!
and yep, I am a member at avjc... [Mark K] Had been to the web site browsin' a few times. After the Fire Relief Run those guys did, I figured these were my kind people!

Been watchin the 'trips' forum for one I can make... maybe I'll see ya on one
Good luck w/ the CB install, and let us know how it goes.

Mark K
I will keep you posted. That was also the #1 reason I joined. Thought that they were a great group of people to be around. I am going to try and make the Aug 17 Run to Crown King...

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Allan,

I agree that you should get spend your money on the antenna and coax. I bought a 4' Firestik II and 18' Firestik coax. I pretty much bought everything from Alf Enterprises

They were very helpful and cheap. I bought the spring, but mostly to add flexability. It did help with the SWR some. I bought the Tomken antenna mount from Quadratec that mounts to the tire bump stop. Then you have to buy an antenna mount. I think it was about $1.00 As far as running the coax, I drilled a hole into the side of the taillight and into the back of it. If you pull the plastic shroud down from below the rear corner of the jeep, that's where it comes out. I drilled a small hole into the rear fenderwell from inside the jeep. I just ran the cable through there and up to the cb. I mounted the cb to the front of the console, pointing up, and made it disconnectable so I can take it out at night to prevent theft. I put all the excess cable inside the fenderwell out of sight. If you'd like to see pics, I'll see if I can snap a couple for ya. HTH

I forgot to add that I have the Cobra 18WXST II with the front firing speaker. I don't think a speaker that's underneath would work attached to the console.

Mel
What you have is the setup I am looking for... I want the front fire speaker. I would like to see some pics. if you could manage to get some for me... That would be awesome...

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post #26 of 45 Old 07-27-2002, 07:11 PM
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Allan,

Here's the photos of my cb installation. I've tried to shoot everything that might be helpful. Like I said earlier, I bought everything except the Firestik antenna from Alf Enterprises

To make the coax easily disconnectable, you need to buy the quick disconnect (part #: QD259). If you have any questions, feel free to ask. HTH

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post #27 of 45 Old 07-27-2002, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Hey, Thanks man. Could you give me a basic run down of how to hook it up and how everything mounts together( i.e. Coax to antenna, Antenna to mount. coax to radio) pretty much everything...

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Well, I'll give it my best shot. Oh, first let me say that I had to buy a new end for one end of the coax. This is because I cut one end off so that it could fit through the holes I drilled. Otherwise, you'd have to drill a pretty big damn hole to get the PL-259 connector through it. Ok, here's a listing of the parts I bought:

SS-3H (Stainless Steel Heavy Duty Spring)
K-4A (Pro Stud Mount for screw-on PL-259)
T6-259 (PL-259 replacement connector) some soldering required
QD-259 (Quick disconnect for back of cb)
K-8A (18' Firestik coax cable)
Tomken bump stop antenna mount
Firestik II 4' antenna

Basically, drill the holes or figure out how to get the coax from the antenna to the inside. I just drilled a hole slightly larger than the coax. If you do like I did, drill a hole in one side of the taillight. You'll have to remove the taillight to drill into the back. There's a pretty big hole already for the taillight wires so just align it up. After running the cable through the holes, and you're totally sure you're happy with it, place new connector (T6-259) on and solder it up. If I can do it, anybody can. The stud mount is placed onto the Tomken holder. You just take off a nut, put through the top hole and replace the nut and tighten. The antenna spring went on top of the stud mount and the antenna went into the spring. Like I said, you don't need the spring, but it helped my SWR and gives it flexability. On the other end of the coax, screw the quick disconnect onto the PL-259. That's pretty much the coax install.

As far as the cb, this isn't probably the only way to do it, but this is how I did it. I bought a plug as seen in the first photo. It's pretty much one for hooking up a trailor's lights behind a vehicle. I was told it didn't matter which wire went to what as long as you've got both sides the same. I then just bought a spool of wire and connected up both sides. Just follow the instructions with the cb as far as hooking up to hot fuse, etc. I hope I didn't confuse ya more. It's honestly pretty simple. I'm far from being mechanically inclined, so I'm sure you can do just fine. The quick disconnect allows just pulling off and pushing on instead of screwing on and off. If I've confused ya or you have any other questions, just ask. Hell, I've probably made something simple sound incredibly difficult. HTH

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Its the whole type of Coax and the way it mounts to the antenna that I don't understand... I don't mean to be a pain in the butt and I appriciate all of the help, If you get a chance, can you take some pictures of the end of the coaz mounted to the antenna...

Thanks again.
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You're not being a pain. The coax is RG58 for one antenna and RG59 for duals I think. The connector looks pretty much like the coax connector for your tv, only larger. I'll see if I can take some pics tomorrow evening for ya.

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