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post #1 of 26 Old 11-07-2015, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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Post your CB radio location pictures

Looking at buying a new JK soon. Please post your CB radio install pictures.

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post #2 of 26 Old 11-07-2015, 10:45 AM
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I use a Cobra 75 and everything is hidden under the driver's seat except the mic.

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I use a Cobra 75 and everything is hidden under the driver's seat except the mic.
Glad I don't have mine mounted there - I was sill to sill doors/top off full of water... day three of seven. coulda gone fishing IN the Jeep... got caught in a real downpour and all I could do was watch it fill up! Drained her the next morning and went on our merry way WITH a working radio.

I have the C75 mounted below the glove box drop down, mic UP hung from the freedom panel latch hoop. When its off I simply put the mike in the center box. Thats about 2" above where I would be sitting knee deep before it fries out... Ive had water wash into the floor boards while crossing a 12" depth. All depends on the angle and speed of the current... I would not put ANYTHING electronic and unsealed below seat level in an off road rig. A gallon bottle of your stored water could burst after a ledge drop and kill your radio!

I do however want to go Ham ... much further range - in emergency that matters. thinking about cutting the front of the dash and using that tray area for a "recessed" install center dash. Haven't caged yet - that's my first choice for location - center high overhead. SO come on guys lets see some!

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Long ago I cut my TJ dash and flush mounted CB there above radio. Very curious to see whats been done on JK's.
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Cobra 75 custom bracket.
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roll bar right above the rear view mirror. any higher it would be on the roof.


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How the range with that compact Cobra 75 handheld?
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post #8 of 26 Old 11-07-2015, 03:54 PM
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It's not real far. It's good for trail use and convoys. My groups convoys can get rather large and spread out so a lot of us always pass information back and forth. I have a 3" Firestik on the tailgate.

The Cobra is nice as it doesn't have to stay out and visible when it's not being used. For what I use it for, it works great. You can also buy an extra main box and antenna and switch the handheld from vehicle to vehicle.
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CB suck up north here. Totally useless nowadays. We have 4 new Cobra 75 in the group all with matched antennae and we are lucky to get line of site communication any farther then 1/2 mile. We get just as good reception with GMRS handhelds. A few of us have gone to VHF and now get 15-20 miles. If we choose to pay repeater fees in the future we can realistically expect to see 50-75 miles.

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That's exactly how I remember my TJ in-dash CB, it had a 3' firestick antenna (tuned) and only got real world 1/2 to 1 mile. Only good for small groups.

The PA mode sure was fun though to "encourage" other drivers on the trail.
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I've got mine on the overhead(forward, like Docs) that way--

It's outta the way, easy reach/easy sight/ no interference, it's a Cobra 29 LTD-Bluetooth-



In the following position, West of Fernley/East of Reno---I can listen to truckers talk as they approach Donner Summit---70+ miles--Heh Heh, I can't talk toem though !


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Jimbox is that an aftermart bar?
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Glad I don't have mine mounted there - I was sill to sill doors/top off full of water... day three of seven. coulda gone fishing IN the Jeep... got caught in a real downpour and all I could do was watch it fill up! Drained her the next morning and went on our merry way WITH a working radio.

I have the C75 mounted below the glove box drop down, mic UP hung from the freedom panel latch hoop.
Same here!
Although, I keep the mic hanging from the windshield all the time. I have to remove the antenna to enter the garage though. I mounted an external speaker on the center console in front of the Transfer Case gear shifter, as the handheld speaker is insufficient when the top is down.

I also have a Yasesu 7900R Ham Radio (2m/440cm) for long distance (nerd alert!). But the Cobra 75 does a sufficient job on the trail among the Jeep club.

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