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Old 06-22-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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Lightbulb cb radio antenna idea?

hey guys im looking to put a cb radio in and i have an idea for the antenna im wanting to get some kind of antenna like a whip style antenna like we used on our hummers in iraq that that will bow over the roof and i can strap it to the roll bar any ideas what kind and where i might start looking.
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:40 PM   #2
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they make steel whips and springs bases for cbs. check out any large truck stop and they will carry most of that stuff

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Old 06-22-2012, 04:43 PM   #3
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thanks ill do that any particular brand of cb do u recommend
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If you're serious enough to get a whip antenna and mount, I'd get a decent Cobra model
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:48 PM   #5
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not me, i use whatever is easily available or inexpensive. i think i have a cobra right now wit ha firestik antenna because it was all given to me. i need to find an swr meter though because none of it is calibrated together so it doesn;t work for talking on.

read up on your local trail laws though because i have read that a number of clubs and parks don't allow those tall steel whips for safety reasons.
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Radio Shack should have what you need. I mounted mine to the rear tire swing stop
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I would go with a stainless steel whip antenna, usually, 9', with a coil spring base. The 9' whip will give the best performance for your cb. There are antenna 'keepers' that easily attach to the outer edge of the top of your vehicle so you can bend the antenna down and out of the way. Radio Shack or as earlier suggested, any large truk stop. I would recommend a coil spring base for any cb antenna on a Jeep. Cobra or Midland cb's are both real good.


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cool thanks guys good picture i was wondering how i could mount it there thats where i was looking to mount it
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I have a 108" steel whip with a Uniden CB head, they make some really compact units if space is a big deal. I keep it tied down on the passenger side with a bracket that it slips into. They only suggestion I would make, regardless of what antenna you get is to mount it with the plug inside your spare tire stop so it doesn't get ripped off by passing branches. A coil spring on the base is a good idea too. Radio shack can set you up with a lot of it, and Fry's electronics is great too if you have them where you're from.
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I have a 108" steel whip with a Uniden CB head, they make some really compact units if space is a big deal. I keep it tied down on the passenger side with a bracket that it slips into. They only suggestion I would make, regardless of what antenna you get is to mount it with the plug inside your spare tire stop so it doesn't get ripped off by passing branches. A coil spring on the base is a good idea too. Radio shack can set you up with a lot of it, and Fry's electronics is great too if you have them where you're from.


yeah thats kinda what i was thinking about mounting the plug do you have a picture of you set up?
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That's how I have mine set up. Cord is a little messy right now but the plan is to run it in under the tail light at some point when I get the chance.

The plug goes down in the middle of the stop and then curves back up again into the tub along the tail light. Sorry the pic is blurry.
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:31 AM   #16
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Hey guys quick question will a bikini top for a 2000 tj fit a 95 yj by chance

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