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post #1 of 6 Old 04-07-2009, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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Roof rack CB antenna mount?

I just got finished my roof rack and now I'm need of a CB. I thought of adding a mount on the back of my roof rack to get it up high. A mount that has a swivel or something, so I can fold it down, so i can get in the garage, or parking garages. I thought of putting it on the roofrack just to get the antenna higher.

This a good thought or is it rather pointless?

Also, if this is good to do... anyone know of a mount that will swivel?

Here's the roofrack. I'm thinking in the middle, in back.


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post #2 of 6 Old 04-07-2009, 08:28 AM
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I have not heard of a swivel mount but a quick disconnect mount would work well for this setup and I don't see a big reason to not put it on the rack.


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post #3 of 6 Old 04-07-2009, 09:02 AM
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There are folding mounts available, that could probably be used with a CB antenna, I use one for my dual bander on my roof rack.

Example, check http://www.diamond-ant.jp/ama2/eng_ama_2_8_5.asp

They are fairly expensive though.

When I am wheeling, many times I end up taking the dual band antenna off the roof rack, because when it is folded it bangs against the rack which is a bit of an annoyance.

It is great and easy to fold for low clearance parking though.

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post #4 of 6 Old 04-08-2009, 12:40 AM
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There are some separate folding antenna mounts, or another option if it works for you would be to use one of the Sirio antennas with built-in folding capability.

It's a Jeep Patriot thing. You wouldn't understand.
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post #5 of 6 Old 04-08-2009, 11:53 PM
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The diamond mounts are REALLY nice. I've had a little trouble with ground plane continuity through them, but a little wire brushing or a braided strap can help with that.

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Don't get one of those truck stop quick disconnects, they're junk imo. Check out this site: http://blueghost.org/index.html
Look at what he calls a "cheap" disconnect. That would work well for you.
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