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Old 03-10-2013, 12:32 PM   #1
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CB Radio Window Mount?

Okay, I have everything picked out, except where I want to mount the antenna. (Which I need to determine the lenght of cable). I Have two different places in mind and want to know what yall reccomend...
1.) Doing the normal Tail light mount. or

2.) Using this mount, and putting it on the opposite side of the FM/AM Radio antenna.
KC HiLiTES 7311 - KC HiLiTES Windshield Light Mount Brackets in Black for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec

This is the only thing holding me back lol.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:55 PM   #2
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I am in the process of making windshield light mounts and was going to make it so the lights and antenna would fit on the drivers side. I am using Rigid Dually's so they aresmall and allow room for the antenna. I think it would look good and calm my OCD by having symmetrical antennas!

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Old 03-20-2013, 07:50 PM   #3
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I mounted my antenna on the taillight just because its a bit more protected when Im out on the trails

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Old 03-20-2013, 10:01 PM   #4
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I would do a tail light mount using a good quality mount like Tera's at TeraFlex - Upgrade your Jeep | TeraFlex Suspensions where they make them for both sides of the TJ.

Just make sure to grind away the paint & powder coating between the mount & the tub so it gets a good bare metal connection which is so important to the CB antenna's mount getting its required RF ground connection.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:04 PM   #5
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I would do a tail light mount using a good quality mount like Tera's at TeraFlex - Upgrade your Jeep | TeraFlex Suspensions where they make them for both sides of the TJ.

Just make sure to grind away the paint & powder coating between the mount & the tub so it gets a good bare metal connection which is so important to the CB antenna's mount getting its required RF ground connection.
I got the stainless steel one from Quadratec, I guess because it looks good with the rest of the setup, they also have a passenger side mount too, it's a few bucks more but I like the SS look
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:06 PM   #6
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I am in the process of making windshield light mounts and was going to make it so the lights and antenna would fit on the drivers side. I am using Rigid Dually's so they aresmall and allow room for the antenna. I think it would look good and calm my OCD by having symmetrical antennas!

I have a 2013 JK 4DR that I am looking to mount a VHF/UHF Ham Radio in, for antenna mounts:

Winshield Bracket vs Tail Light or Spare Tire Mount-

If I am already running power direct from the battery through the firewall, isn't it easier to mount the antenna in the front of the vehicle and not have to deal with running coax from the back?

Who sells good Windshield Mount Brackets for the '13?
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:21 PM   #7
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It was easy for me to run the antenna cable through the firewall. But I know a lot of guys run the antennas in the rear and have no trouble running the cables.
As far as who sells good brackets for the windshields, I'm not sure as I made my own to hold the light and antenna. I used a little heavier metal than most aftermarket brackets for 2 reasons, first is the leverage the whipping antenna will have on the bracket and the second is that I am new to welding and figured it would be harder to burn through thicker metal Here are some pictures:
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It was easy for me to run the antenna cable through the firewall. But I know a lot of guys run the antennas in the rear and have no trouble running the cables.
As far as who sells good brackets for the windshields, I'm not sure as I made my own to hold the light and antenna. I used a little heavier metal than most aftermarket brackets for 2 reasons, first is the leverage the whipping antenna will have on the bracket and the second is that I am new to welding and figured it would be harder to burn through thicker metal Here are some pictures:
Chris, what kind of antenna is it? NMO?
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I disassembled a magnetic base antenna that I had from a previous career. The brand is Antennex. I like the fact that it is not a fiberglass whip, I probably would not have mounted it there if it was. This wire antenna matches closer to the factory antenna on the other side. I cut the mast down about 6 inches so it would not scrape across the garage door every time I go in and out!

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