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Jeep Forums: Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical   06-22-2020, 09:48 AM
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Posted By prerunner1982
Some antennas/mounts such as the ball mount use...

Some antennas/mounts such as the ball mount use ring terminals. Or they can be used with a fire ring style mount.
Jeep Forums: Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical   06-08-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By prerunner1982
The Cobra 75 is quite popular with many of the...

The Cobra 75 is quite popular with many of the local JK/JL Wrangler owners. The box is typically mounted under the passenger side of the dash with the mic run out from under/behind the dash and...
Jeep Forums: Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical   11-19-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,458
Posted By prerunner1982
GMRS is a good upgrade from CB as long as...

GMRS is a good upgrade from CB as long as everyone you wheel with also use them.
FRS and GMRS now share all channels except repeater inputs, though not all radios currently on the market may be up...
Jeep Forums: Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical   10-23-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,258
Posted By prerunner1982
1. For VHF (2 meters) antenna height is important...

1. For VHF (2 meters) antenna height is important since it is line of sight. Front fender mounts still work especially in group/convoy and repeater use where you are either close enough together or...
Jeep Forums: Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical   10-14-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By prerunner1982
Radio and computers maintain memory so they draw...

Radio and computers maintain memory so they draw all the time. I wouldn't be all that worried with your results to be honest. If it was draining down overnight or over a couple days then perhaps but...
Jeep Forums: Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical   10-07-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By prerunner1982
Cooltech makes one for the rear tailgate:...

Cooltech makes one for the rear tailgate: https://www.wranglerjlforum.com/cool-tech-cb-antenna-kit-for-jl-wrangler/
I have also seen some use the Mopar A pillar brackets:...
Jeep Forums: Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical   09-24-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,102
Posted By prerunner1982
Display Screens and Hand-Held Devices - Exemption...

Display Screens and Hand-Held Devices - Exemption Review (Ontario Canada) (https://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view_posting.jsp;jsessionid=F1TdC6R4_Jp8AX_4xJl4Mmz?language=en&postingId=30387)
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   09-20-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,095
Posted By prerunner1982
Sorry it is not mine. I found the image online to...

Sorry it is not mine. I found the image online to show Bill the mount I was referring to.



Firestik makes a 2m antenna that uses the normal CB mount and looks identical to their CB antennas....
Jeep Forums: Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical   09-20-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By prerunner1982
If you aren't driving it often and it's draining...

If you aren't driving it often and it's draining I wouldn't suspect the alternator, sounds like it's charging fine.
Have you let the vehicle sit with the new battery in it to see if you get the...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   09-12-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,095
Posted By prerunner1982
The steel aramdillo antenna mount mounts to the...

The steel aramdillo antenna mount mounts to the body between the body and the hatch, just above the rear taillight.
http://thesteelarmadillo.com/cart.php?target=product&product_id=96&category_id=22
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   09-10-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,095
Posted By prerunner1982
Bill, what kind of mount were you using on your...

Bill, what kind of mount were you using on your previous car? That antenna doesn't look all that hefty.
I would imagine that a mount such as the Steel Armadillo could handle the Outbacker, but I...
Jeep Forums: Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical   09-10-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,102
Posted By prerunner1982
" and licenced amateur radio operators have been...

" and licenced amateur radio operators have been provided an exemption for the hand-held use of two-way ("CB") radios until January 1, 2021." ...
Jeep Forums: Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical   08-26-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 65,477
Posted By prerunner1982
I thought I was too until the DX I wanted kept...

I thought I was too until the DX I wanted kept popping up in the Extra portion of the band. :grin2:
Jeep Forums: Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical   08-15-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By prerunner1982
Is this just for hobby around town or are you...

Is this just for hobby around town or are you wanting something to take out on the trail? If you are wanting it for the trails your own DMR Igate likely won't be the best option, if it's at home the...
Jeep Forums: Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical   06-14-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By prerunner1982
Gaia GPS (https://www.gaiagps.com/) is pretty...

Gaia GPS (https://www.gaiagps.com/) is pretty good to use on a tablet. There are public routes or you can make your own or post your own tracks.
There is a free version and then 2 levels of...
Jeep Forums: Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical   05-22-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,951
Posted By prerunner1982
I run a Kenwood TS-480sat and enjoy it. The...

I run a Kenwood TS-480sat and enjoy it. The control head is a bit larger than most mobile HF radios but it is also not as menu driven so many of the adjustments you would want/need to make it just a...
Jeep Forums: Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical   05-22-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By prerunner1982
I have two USB sockets wired on full time. One of...

I have two USB sockets wired on full time. One of which my tablet is plugged into most of the time. I even on occasion leave one of my ham radios on receiving and transmitting all day/night (it's...
Jeep Forums: Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical   05-15-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,951
Posted By prerunner1982
Just a couple ham radios for voice, APRS, and...

Just a couple ham radios for voice, APRS, and HF... obviously it's more than just trail comms.
Would add a GMRS radio if more people would switch over to it.
Can tune one of the radios to CB if I...
Jeep Forums: Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical   05-13-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By prerunner1982
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Jeep Forums: Audio, CB & Ham Radios, GPS, & Electrical   04-30-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By prerunner1982
I would run the coax down around the seal for the...

I would run the coax down around the seal for the back hatch and run the coax in through the tailight.
Luckily my XJs have a grommet next to the taillight that I can run coax through and behind the...
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