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CB Antennas

Ok so after digging thruogh the shop i found my old cb from like 15 years ago... (cant believe it, over 15 YEARS ago, holy crap!)

Ok, moving on (realisizing im becoming the dreaded 'old man')


I stopped up at the local HAM radio shop yesterday and chatted with the old guy there about sutff...

He has a a few different kinds on antennas

I realized, that my back rack, being over 6ft tall... and my shop doors being 10ft tall, either I need flexibility, or a shorter antenna.

Thoughts on this?

Is shorter better?
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4 foot hood mounted is the best option or find an Alon mount somewhere.
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Yea I say try and get an alon mount.
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If anyone gets me a good couple of pictures of these Alon mounts.
I MIGHT be able to fab some.
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i run a 4ft tailgate mounted antenna with a HD spring. works great through drivethroughs and carwashes. works great and have about a 10 mile range at 4 watts (stock, not tuned up radio) also go with firestick. best and strongest IMHO.



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I am mounting this on my backrack
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If anyone gets me a good couple of pictures of these Alon mounts.
I MIGHT be able to fab some.
Best pictures I have at the moment, could snap better ones later if you want.

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I am mounting this on my backrack
Longer and higher is better, get a flexible s/s base loaded antenna like these:

This one is a Truck Lip Mount but can be used by making a mounting plate for the lip mount opening.
http://www.walcottcb.com/wilson-1000...28_352_412_424

Also, a magnet mount is good too:

http://www.walcottcb.com/wilson-1000...28_352_412_421

This has a 5” magnet to mount it and will handle 100 + mph winds.
Can easily be removed if needed, larger plate needed.

The Wilson 1000 will handle 3K watts, more than most of us are running; even my 200 watts will run through this without a problem.
If you need more antenna and may get out better because of the longer whip try out the Wilson 5000, 5K watts.

To build a mount for the magnet mount use a 3/16” plate bolted through the center of the Backrack (my BR has a relief for the third brake light), with an extra hole in the plate for a ground wire. Plate should be large enough to mount the type antenna mount you will be using. (3/16” for magnet mount and thinner for Truck Mount)
To be on the safe side, run a ⅜" or ½” braided strap from the flat plate to the frame getting to bare metal where the Lugs mount, A good ground is main concern when the antenna needs a ground plane and for a low SWR.

Always get the Antenna tuned to the vehicle and system setup.
Always run the power and the ground to the battery.
You can use either RG8X or RG8 for the power wire, center power, shield for ground.

Sorry got carried away, love this stuff.

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If anyone gets me a good couple of pictures of these Alon mounts.
I MIGHT be able to fab some.
Text Taylor. I sent him mine when I was back in NY. It's probably still in the box.
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Text Taylor. I sent him mine when I was back in NY. It's probably still in the box.
Ok. I'll do it after class.
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