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CB Antennas

Where do you guys buy your CB Antennas?
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truck stop

most have a cb shop in them

or check out radio shack or something as a last resort
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Lowered truck and a CB?.....

I got mine from a local computer/radio shop.
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Lowered truck and a CB?.....

I got mine from a local computer/radio shop.
Mine truck is stock height, and yes... a CB.


Radio shacks around here don't stock CB equipment anymore, only through special order. I ended up finding a 4ft whip style antenna at a Fry's Electronics.



Now my problem is when i tested the CB i can't figure out how what the RF Gain and Squelch do. Any hints?

Also where should i mount my antenna?
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Lowered truck and a CB?.....

I got mine from a local computer/radio shop.
Whats wrong with lowered and CB?

I have a handheld 5 watter





How big an antenna?
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It's a 4 ft antenna.
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Mine truck is stock height, and yes... a CB.


Radio shacks around here don't stock CB equipment anymore, only through special order. I ended up finding a 4ft whip style antenna at a Fry's Electronics.



Now my problem is when i tested the CB i can't figure out how what the RF Gain and Squelch do. Any hints?

Also where should i mount my antenna?
i wish i could explain it to you
but i barely get it
but i know how to adjust them on my CB

which radio do you have? maybe i can help if you have the same one lol
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It's a cobra 19 DX Iv
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i have the same cb and i am using a firestik II 3'
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It's a 4 ft antenna.
Rear Bumper or Tailgate(I thought someone on here sold this?)
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oh cool, same cobra as me! i love that CB. i have a 4' firestik

on mine, the outside **** is turned up almost all the way, and the small one is as low as it can go before i hear static all the time. if that makes any sense

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What does the squelch do?
The squelch quiets the background radio noise when there is no signal present. Simply turn the squelch until the noise goes away. The background noise can get pretty annoying after awhile and the squelch will keep the receiver quiet unless there is a signal present.

Here is a few different posts I found to enplane RF Gain.

What is RF Gain and what does it do ??
The rf gain on a cb radio is for the reception, when you turn it up it will recieve the stations with not as strong a signal, it is good to use this when you are only wanting to talk local, that way you can still hear the nearby stations clearly and the noise will be much less, but when you want to bring in the far away stations, you can crank it up so that you wont have as much trouble hearing them

I am curious to know where the gain is set by the factory, on a radio that doesn't actually have any control ***** on the face. That is, if I bought a radio with a vol. and squelch **** only, what would be comperable settings on a radio with a RF gain and mic gain *****? Is it factory tuned so that the gain is all the way up? Or is it set somewhere in the middle?
It is typically an amplifier designed to acheive the stated sensitivity.

If they set it all the way up, then why would I ever want to turn the gain down on a radio that has the capability to do so?
If there is a lot of noise and you were talking to someone close you can turn the RF gain down to eliminate some of the noise. Remember, CB isn't like real radios. Ham radios have controls like RF gain to make fine adjustments for the purpose of improving receive quality on small signals. CBs have RF gain and adjustments like that because at one point somebody saw one on a ham radio and said, "I want one of those".

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i have the same cb, its great! except i have two 2' firestik II's
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Vanco VAN105 CB Trunk Lip Mount Kit, w/15 FT RG58 Coax & PL259 Connector, & 4FT Turnable Antenna
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i got mine from the local sterio shop
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Where do you guys run your antenna cable out of the cab from?
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through the back of the cab along the bed rails up through a hole in the bed near the tail lights to the antenna
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i drilled a hole in the firewall and then put one of those little rubber groments around it
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through the back of the cab along the bed rails up through a hole in the bed near the tail lights to the antenna
is there an existing hole in the cab you exited through?
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i fed my cable through the body mount plug behind the drivers seat. easier place since i dont have a seat there anyways since i have sub and amp set up there. i also didnt have to use as much coax to route it that way.
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Great cb man. I have the same one. Stock it was pushing 4 watts. I went and got it peaked and tuned. Now pushing 25 watts. Not bad for that little radio.
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Cb's

I have Cobra 29 classic that is tuned and tweeked at 80 watts. i am running a single 5ft. firestick with a custom mount between my cab & bed i had it on the roof. I drive a big rig and have some what the same set up. I just have antennas on my mirriors with a bracket. I get out about 10-12 miles. Your best bet is to go to a truck stop or cb shop and do your shopping. Thats just my two cents.
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