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Old 11-28-2010, 02:55 AM   #1
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CB Antenna Mounts?

OK JK owners, Show me pics of creative places you mounted your CB antenna's.

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Old 11-28-2010, 07:48 AM   #2
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There are several solution.. most important part is to create a very good RF ground (counterpoise)..Also please do a search with the word antenna and you will find a lot of answers.. I did it the "most intrusive" way by drilling some big holes but it works with low SWR..
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:32 AM   #3
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Old, but still great spot, course, this is the West coast (Sierras) and Nv desert, so overhanging stuff isn't a real problem



4" firestix and custom built bracket/mount

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Old 11-28-2010, 10:39 AM   #4
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Just drill a hole:
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:53 AM   #6
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What kind of antenna are you planning to use? That can dictate some various options.
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:03 PM   #7
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I was thinking a 4 foot whip. I also live in the desert so overhang is less of a problem for me too.
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:24 PM   #8
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I was thinking a 4 foot whip. I also live in the desert so overhang is less of a problem for me too.
The Fiberglass Wilson Flex (4ft) is a very good one.. Not too heavy and very flexible
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There are several solution.. most important part is to create a very good RF ground (counterpoise)..Also please do a search with the word antenna and you will find a lot of answers.. I did it the "most intrusive" way by drilling some big holes but it works with low SWR..
Same exact mount on mine. Then I put a roof rack in and the antenna did not play nice with the rack so I drilled the hole larger on the mount and made it into a feed through and put the antenna on the rack. My antenna is a 102" whip which is 1/4 wave for CB. Signal wise, it is the best of any of the antennas. It has a gain of 1dB and shorter antennas will have a gain figure lower than that. Companies have some strange ways of advertising their products but the basic rule of thumb is that the shorter the antenna (the part that radiates signal into the atmosphere) the weaker the signal will be at a given distance. I have to put my antenna on a leash when I go into garages but that is easy. I installed a string on the roll bar that goes out the passenger door and pull the antenna over and place it in the loop in the string. When not using the string, I tuck it into the padding of the roll bar. If I take the roof rack off, I can revert back to the original mount as it is not effected by the mod that I made to it. It is a big a$$ whip and it does hit low flying trees but I have totally gotten used to it. After being up there over a year, the antenna is still in pretty good shape. It will probably last as long as the jeep when they pry it from my cold dead fingers!
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Same exact mount on mine. Then I put a roof rack in and the antenna did not play nice with the rack so I drilled the hole larger on the mount and made it into a feed through and put the antenna on the rack. My antenna is a 102" whip which is 1/4 wave for CB. Signal wise, it is the best of any of the antennas. It has a gain of 1dB and shorter antennas will have a gain figure lower than that. Companies have some strange ways of advertising their products but the basic rule of thumb is that the shorter the antenna (the part that radiates signal into the atmosphere) the weaker the signal will be at a given distance. I have to put my antenna on a leash when I go into garages but that is easy. I installed a string on the roll bar that goes out the passenger door and pull the antenna over and place it in the loop in the string. When not using the string, I tuck it into the padding of the roll bar. If I take the roof rack off, I can revert back to the original mount as it is not effected by the mod that I made to it. It is a big a$$ whip and it does hit low flying trees but I have totally gotten used to it. After being up there over a year, the antenna is still in pretty good shape. It will probably last as long as the jeep when they pry it from my cold dead fingers!
There is no substitute for innovation and gained knowledge.. Good job..!!
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I use this mount with my 4' Firestick.

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