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Old 05-01-2005
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i want to know how i can run my antenna for my two way radio from the roof of my truck.
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John, Bob, the rest of you w/ extensive mods of this nature, you must have a rats nest of wire-taps and relays impregnated in your dash. W/ just three 'accesory circuits' I find myself running out of space behind the head unit in there!
I installed pillar gauges today.. I had to TRY and find unspliced/tapped wires. I finally ripped out all the 12vdc wires I had and ran a ' bus ' with a terminal strip behind the radio. Cleaned up a LOT of the mess I once had.

Rainy days do make for good moddin

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Yea, power buses and terminal strips work wonders on this stuff!

For a winch application, I would use an Optima yellow top since it is of a deep cycle nature. It will be much happier than a red top. They cost more (170 vs 110) but are well worth it. Side posts are side posts, standard automative equipment and the teminals can be found at any autoparts store.
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i want to know how i can run my antenna for my two way radio from the roof of my truck.
There's two ways to my mind.

1. Drill a hole.

2. Mag or clamp mount.

In the first case, you could do like I did with my VHF transceiver antenna and drill the center of the roof. If you have an extended cab it's easy because you can do it just over the dome light and not have to fuss with the headliner. Then the cable is already in the truck and you remove some roof trim on one side, fish a coat hanger or snake in over to the dome light area, and pull your antenna wire over to the side. Then you can run it along the trim and down the a-pillar (windshield pillar) or down the b-pillar (behind the door) and then under the lower trim or rug or whatever to where you need it.

I have a LOT of antenna's on my truck.

In case 2, you can put something on the roof and either just let it get squeezed in the door seal, or you can notch your third brake light and bring it in through there.

That's my thoughts on it. I'm all for drilling but I LIKE putting holes in my truck so with me it's pathological...
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I did exactly as john described with the antenna on the roof.
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