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Old 03-29-2002, 01:24 AM
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Hey All-

Just curious where you have your CB Antenna Mounted on you wags. I am going to make mine permanent and would like to know where you have placed yours. I am tired of knocking mine over on the trails....and in my garage.....
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Old 03-29-2002, 02:13 AM
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I've got a window mounted antenna and put the mount low enough that the tip just sticks up above the roofline. Probably not optimal for reception but better for not getting knocked off.
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Old 03-29-2002, 02:30 AM
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Well I bought a big Firstick..... I was thinking of mounting it on the rear bumper or tailgate but I am not sure. I will just take it off and on when I need to get into the tailgate, but the magnetic one I have now is a pia. Also I would like to make my cb portable and use the magnetic one for my wifes truck. Thanks for the info...
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Old 03-29-2002, 08:00 AM
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I had a Firestik II mounted on the roof. It had a foldable mount so I can put it outta the way. Only prob is I can't get it tuned right. Grrrrr....
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Old 03-29-2002, 09:22 AM
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Hmmmm. Did you tune it with the Swr meter. I got on of the Firstik original ones. The Big sucker. Still not sure where to mount it. I guess I will just have to get a swr meter and see where I get the best reading.
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Old 03-29-2002, 09:22 AM
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I am currently using the cell phone style that attaches betwwen the glass. Looks cool makes for a neat installation, but i still have to test it aganst other units. I have a unit that lets you share your stock antenna with a 40 channel CB sort of a tuneable splitter. Once you get it dialed in it is pretty good.

Let me know if anyone is interested.

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Old 03-29-2002, 09:30 AM
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I have a mag mount in the center of the roof. On my CJ the ant is mounted on the radio (hand held).
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Old 03-29-2002, 10:19 AM
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<blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Michael:
Hmmmm. Did you tune it with the Swr meter. I got on of the Firstik original ones. The Big sucker. Still not sure where to mount it. I guess I will just have to get a swr meter and see where I get the best reading.<hr></blockquote>

Micheal don't buy an swr meter, I have a couple of them....lost one bought another...found the first one. If you can wait a few weeks, till I havea day off bring buy the house and we can dial it in. I think I am gonna mount mine on the Passenger side of the rear bumper. They reall need to be higher than the vehicle roof to get all around good reception.
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Old 03-30-2002, 01:31 AM
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check out my web site. there is a closeup pic of the ham radio antenna mount. no interference with the tailgate.

basically its an L-shaped plate with a hole cut in it. a piece of phenolic (bakelite will do also)is bolted under the hole. i made the mast from an aluminum rod, drilled and tapped for a very long setscrew. the phenolic piece is also drilled and tapped. the setscrew is screwed into the mast with a drop of loctite, and the whole assembly is then screwed into the phenolic. the antenna lead, with a large ring terminal, is slipped over the end of the setscrew, and then a nut holds it in place. on top a tuned resonator is screwed onto the mast, one for each band that i use. that doesnt apply to cb, since its all on one band, but if i got a resonator for 11 meters i could hook up a cb. 'course, i really dont need one with all the ham gear in the car! (80M, 40M, 20M, 15M, 10M, 2M, 70CM.)

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Old 03-30-2002, 04:42 AM
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Michael...CB Radios don't do well in the San Jaun Mountains. So the the best antenna set up is Duel Co-Faised 1/4 wave roof mounted whips. ....Really.....Again...Jeep Bob knows what he's talking about...I like the tallest BASE load mag-mount...On the other hand (if it works) click this link..(me in '76) duel multi-band rig..

http://communities.msn.com/NISSANSIT...oto&PhotoID=19

.....check your PMs....... ...ds..
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Old 03-30-2002, 02:40 PM
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Yeah I have a mag mount now....but want one that stays put when wheelin..... I tend to knock it off all the time. Also, I will be using that on my wife truck and making my cb portable.....

John- You got a deal... Let me know when you have a Saturday off and we will do it. I was thinking of putting mine in the same place.
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Old 03-30-2002, 03:24 PM
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SpruceMoose......The screw-on load on your long "Foldover" mast looks alittle bigger than 11 meters I have a long and short foldover and loads for 80, 40, 20, 15, 11, and 10 meters. Haven't loaded my Kenwood TS-520 into the Jeep yet....The link shows C.W.Ragchewers awarded, AMC radio Rambler, WB5ZCR/M........DS..

http://communities.msn.com/NISSANSIT...oto&PhotoID=19
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Old 03-30-2002, 06:51 PM
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I mounted my VHF rig opposite the radio antennae on the front of Gwen. Used the L-bracket mount rather than drilling a huge hole, but I have enough gap in between the hood and body that the cable doesn't get pinched or rubbed.

Phil
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Old 03-31-2002, 01:42 AM
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hey don: yeah, i think that pic was with the 80M resonator installed. and i think you had better watch the overhead clearance signs with that antenna on the car!

dive: what kind of vhf are you using?

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Old 03-31-2002, 10:12 AM
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SpruceMoose...Right....the local enforcement folks informed me they would hunt me down if they noticed any broken traffic lights ..You can't see that big ball on top of the 80m load in in the photo...it was 'bout 14.5 feet up..I could copy CW in the seat at 18 wpm while driving down the road....and was a better driver than most cell-phone nuts. Got a double CW worked all states and 1456 QSL ...The TS-520 put out 85watts in the car. Still need Africa for a CW WAC..Sold my 2m 5 ch Heath kit.. Still have a Heath kit 2kw 5 band "Voice" but my 5 ele Yagi is not up....I need to see .. --.- my lic .. ... still good now ..--.. .-. ...ds..
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Old 04-01-2002, 12:55 AM
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don: well, i've got a couple of africas on ssb qrp from the car i'll sell ya. all ya gotta do is change a few letters and numbers

actually, i dont have any qsls. thats a whole nuther hobby that i dont have time for. or cash. i am fine just knowing about all the contacts i have made. and for a very part time hobby (just in the car) i think about 48 countries is pretty good, considering /m/qrp. all ssb though. i do have a home-mede key in the car, but not enough nerve to use it! (i'm a slow-code general)

seeya on the radio!

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Old 04-01-2002, 06:54 AM
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SpruceMoose......Would you believe....One evening I'm crusing down the freeway Sendind CW @ 85 watts to Perth Australia. Slowly the headlights started to dim and the car started to slow down...I was burning Juice faster than the alt. could pump it in... ........ ...ds..
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