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post #1 of 21 Old 10-14-2013, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Did you install your CB/Ham atenna this way? Pics please :)

I'm trying to follow how SiltSurfer installed his CB antenna and wanted to check if anyone's done it the same way. Where did you route your cable, pics would be appreciated. Thanks!

Here are SiltSurfer's pic of the install... not much detail except for the mounting bracket. Heading off to the hardware store to get some angled brackets to try and replicate it.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/attac...3255510071.jpg

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/attac...4058785681.jpg

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/attac...2345235964.jpg

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post #2 of 21 Old 10-17-2013, 03:21 PM
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Is this for a 2 meter? If so I would have gone with the magnetic mount tuned and cut to your mobile. Your setup isnt a bad idea until you go through a carwash and Im not sure about it being in the way of the hatch?

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post #3 of 21 Old 10-18-2013, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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The mount is for a 4ft firestik and not a full time install. I will be removing the antenna for city driving. The only thing that will be left out is the mount and the stud, hopefully that is not an issue for drive through car wash. It will definitely clear the hatch.
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post #4 of 21 Old 10-19-2013, 02:30 PM
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I was looking for how to do this recently as I have an old brand new CB radio I never used but want to now.
I would have liked to see a close up of your door jam mount. i can't see past the lip in the first pic.
I am trying to decide on an antenna and mount. Got some ideas today, including drilling a 3/4" hole in roof but want to research that more. The higher the better and the guy a the radio shop said that centering it on the top would provide a wide "ground base" which improves reception.
Still looking though.
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post #5 of 21 Old 10-21-2013, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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That pic wasn't my install, it was SiltSurfer's. The area where the mounting plate is screwed into is not metal so for the install I will be needing a No Ground Plane (NGP) mount, antenna and coax cable. I was at the hardware store the other day and couldn't decide on the different angle brackets they had available, something that would require a little less grinding was preferable but no luck. I'll go again sometime this week and just pick the smallest bracket and grind away.

No drilling into the roof for me, the area by the hatch is perfectly fine and a 4 foot firestik would clear the roofline.
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post #6 of 21 Old 10-22-2013, 12:49 AM
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CB radios antennas should be able to be mounted on the inside of cars these days.

Back on point though, why not get a magnetic one and when u need it, run the cord through one of the doors or a window. I would hate to cut into my roof.
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post #7 of 21 Old 10-23-2013, 07:13 AM
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I run my Wilson 1000 through the hatch with no issues.
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post #8 of 21 Old 11-08-2013, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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I found some pics of an install on another forum.
http://www.jeep garage .org/f73/cb-radio-install-64048-2.html#post878008 (remove the spaces in the URL)

http://www.jeep garage .org/f73/cb-radio-install-64048-2.html#post877864 (antenna is a little short?)

The mount used is this (there are two versions, SS204 and SS204A):
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A1BQRFMETCR3G1
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post #9 of 21 Old 01-06-2014, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Playing with mount location, the best (imo) would be in the gray area of the tail light housing.
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Looks good but would have liked to see the mount with the hatch up.
I ended up getting a K40 36" with magnet though it seems to be scratching the paint on the roof during add/remove. It got stuck in the garage door once when I tried to leave it on. It works good though. Getting great rx range, haven't tested tx fully yet.
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It's not mounted yet. I just stuck it there while trying to figure out the best location without looking cheap.
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I would mount it as low as you can while still having at least a foot above the roof otherwise your reception will be even worse. I am sure there is a specific requirement for each antenna about how much clearance it needs but from my experience having at least a foot above the roof and clear all around is the best.

I like the area below the taillights that you chose.

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post #14 of 21 Old 01-09-2014, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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The 4 foot Firestik would definitely clear the roof line. I'm cutting up some pieces of round dowels later to see how much room I have to play with. I'm putting in a quick disconnect so that will add 2" or so.
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IMO the Lower Mounting looked the best When you get it mounted will you take the time to give a wright up on it and the version you ended up going with "SS204 or SS204A I have been wanting to put my CB in but the WK2 has been a pain to get a Clean looking location for the mount. But looking at the mount you have thanks for sharing

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