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Old 10-22-2011, 02:05 PM   #1
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Putting a CB on my jeep, couple questions

Is there anything to know about putting one on that i should know? Will i need a no ground plain antennae? My dad drives a semi for a living, so he uses a CB all the time and he wasn't positive about whether jeeps needed something extra, like a special antennae. Any help?

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Old 10-22-2011, 03:17 PM   #2
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No special antennas required. I use a 4' Firestik II USA.

This guy has a cool mounting system;

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Old 10-22-2011, 03:47 PM   #3
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My CB antenna is a 1/4 wave whip spring mounted on the back of my rack. Most don't want an antenna that big. My second choice would be the Wilson Flex fiberglass antenna, smaller than a 1/4 wave whip, longer than a firestick but better antenna than a firestick. Then there is the firestick, good all purpose antenna for CB. Better than the base loaded whip antenna, it has better gain. Problem with the firestick is that it doesn't flex like the Wilson and if you go off road, you will want an antenna that has good flex. My 1/4 wave whip has good flex and it operates with even better flex because of the spring mount.

If you use a firestick, the feed line length will be approximately 18 to 19 feet. Don't cut it. You'll have to loop it somewhere because the length of the firestick feed-line functions as the matching system to keep the SWR at the transmitter feed point low. I installed the full length of 18 to 19 feet so that if I decide to run a firestick, I'll be able to without having to adjust the feed line length. A 1/4 wave whip can have any length feed line. The Wilson flex should also be able to use any length feed-line.

Besides the CB, I also travel with Ham. I use the spare tire mounted antenna bases for my two ham antennas. Those are by Arizona Rocky Road. I use an ARR radio mount bar and have two radios mounted up high on it as pictured on their web site.
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:27 PM   #4
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I use a fiberglass 48" cheapy from Radio Shack. Worked awesome in my other truck and I mounted it on the Rear tire stop on the passenger rear corner.

I haven't tried it out in the Jeep yet but in my Frontier it worked really well. Right now though I'm having a tough time deciding where to mount the CB radio. It's a Cobra 25LTD. I Have the 29LTD as well but it's bigger and the 25 is newer and been modified.
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:19 PM   #5
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cool mount for the antena, got any ideas for the CB itself?
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