This is the kit I got from QT. Suppose to be pre tuned, but will re tune anyways. Thinking about plastidipping the SS plate black in the visible portion...it was easy install, but now I may opt for a 3 ft antenna to improve ingress and egress from garage for daily use and use the 4 ft for travels. Also, ordered the heavy duty antenna spring for more flex. http://www.quadratec.com/products/96080_402.htm
I got a similar kit from rc radio. Cobra 75. Terra flex mount. Wilson flex. I'm having a hard time getting the antenna to ground and get a good swr. I scraped to metal, grounded the tailgate to the chassis, etc. still no luck. Want to use hd spring and quick disco. Any thoughts??
He's saying that the method I suggested requires drilling part of your dash (which is expensive to replace). His alternative simply means routing the wire through holes that already exist.
I did the same as you. With a hard mount in the dash, I can reach over while stuck in traffic and with one hand twist it on. If you just run the wires down to the floor, you would have to either pull over to reach it or have a copilot to help you. Besides who cares about a little drilling. I'm not selling my Jeep.
I found a good hole in the firewall of 2011 up high above my left foot. Mounted the power unit under drivers seat to an unused hole on the right rail off the floor. Ran the mic cord behind the center console and suspended the mic from the roll bar with a mic keeper. Works pretty good.
This is a great post, I learned alot and was able to get my cb , etc.. installed.
I went with the following
1. Midland CB Midland 75-822 40 Channel CB-Way Radio
I have an AEV rear bumper -tire carrier so I just mounted the Cooltech to the hold that's in the middle of the mast and then ran the cable through the tail-gate "hole" and then stuffed the cable under the carpet to the radio. I then put velcro on the cb and mounted it to the radio dash and then plugged one end into the cig. lighter and the other end into the cooltech cable. Its a nice portable solution.
Believe it or not, I finally just got around to mounting and hooking up the Cobra. Problem is, the end of the antenna does not conform to the back of the Cobra unit.
I was re-reading the posts, and someone said that you need a PL-259 connector to allow the end of the antenna cable to go into the Cobra box. Does this sound right?
I am bummed! I thought I was going to have this thing up and running already.
Any thoughts are greatly appreciated. I need to go out for a few hours, but will check back later.