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Old 02-26-2009, 05:37 PM   #1
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I installed the CB finally. (PICS)

OK so I did it finally. I used the terraflex taillight mount which was pretty easy to install.









Then I drilled a hole to run the coax out to the mount.


Here's the antenna mount all wired up.


I ran all the coax inder the roolbar padding to the front.

Then I wired the CB wires to the fuse box behind the golve box. I attached the ground to the screw holding the fuse box.


I used a couple of hose clamps and a piece of metal shelf bracket cut to length to make a overhead mounting station. Here it is all wired up.


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Looks nice.

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How'd the tuning go?
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:44 PM   #4
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looks good. did you make that cb mount?
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How'd the tuning go?
I haven't tuned it yet. I gotta get an swr meter. I forgot to order it with my antenna. I guess i'll look for one at radio shack tomorrow.
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looks good. did you make that cb mount?
Yeah I made it from a wall shelf bracket (from Lowes) and attached it with hose clamps from dryer vent tubing. It's just the right heigth. I can still see the rear view mirror and it can be moved forward or back as needed. The slots in it make it perfect to zip tie to. Which is how I attached the radio to it.
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Darton, they make a 90deg coax adapter. You could install it at the back of the radio to conceal the cable a little more.
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Darton, they make a 90deg coax adapter. You could install it at the back of the radio to conceal the cable a little more.
Interesting, i'll look for one tomorrow.

Anybody know much about soldering on coax connecters? I had to attach mine today and I'm not so sure it's soldered on there gret. will it make a big difference?
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If the connection is weak, yes.
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so does the solder actually make the connection of the wire to the connector. Or is it just there to hold the wire in the connection from slipping out?
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Both if its not the crimp style.
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HMMM I really need that swr meter
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That looks great. IF you think one of your solder joints is bad heat it back up and check it over.
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dont be keying up on that radio without getting it tuned first! you can kill your radio that way. you can listen, but dont be tempted to talk to anyone.

also, if you cant find a SWR meter at Rat Shack, go check out a truck stop if you got one near by. i got my swr meter at Flying J for under $20 bucks. and while youre there, grab a 90 degree adapter too.

what kinda antenna is that?
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dont be keying up on that radio without getting it tuned first! you can kill your radio that way. you can listen, but dont be tempted to talk to anyone.

also, if you cant find a SWR meter at Rat Shack, go check out a truck stop if you got one near by. i got my swr meter at Flying J for under $20 bucks. and while youre there, grab a 90 degree adapter too.

what kinda antenna is that?
Yeah i Haven't keyed it up yet. I may just drive it about 45 min up the interstate to a truckstop with a cb shop at the 412 exit on 40. iIf I can't find a swr meter here in town.
The antenna is a Wilson Flex 4'.
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What antenna are you using?

I don't think you're supposed to ground that wire
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What is an swr?
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It refers to Standing Wave Ratio

SWR-INTRO
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What antenna are you using?

I don't think you're supposed to ground that wire

Skeeter is correct.

Here is a link to the proper setup for you antenna.......

Wilson Antenna Product Guide - Floating Ground Kit

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why would it not be grounded? The "directions" that came with it said to ground it. The process for the instruction on the link you posted are for if you have your antenna mounted to an area where a ground is not available. Like on a fiberglass rv or semi-truck sleeper. I had it peaked and tuned at a cb shop this morning. Everything is working fine.
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If your radio shop came up with a good match then I guess it's ok.

Wilson Antenna Tech support - Fiberglass SWR Notes
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1. What is that wire at the bottom?
Wilson's exclusive impedance matching transformer is connected through the external wire at the bottom of the FGT and Flex series of antennas. It is NOT a "ground wire" to increase the ground of the antenna, although using the lead does make the antenna DC ground. It is used when you are not able to get below a 2.0:1 SWR even after tuning. This generally indicates a mismatch of impedance between the coax and the antenna. This can be caused by poor ground but is generally attributed to the mounting location. It re-inserts 25 ohms impedance at the antenna feed point and brings the system back to the 50 ohms required. It is not a tunable device, therefore it is not fooling the radio into thinking the system is matched. It is actually matching the antenna and feed point to the required 50 ohms impedance for the coaxial cable. The most often time it will be used is when the antenna is mounted on the top of tool box in the bed of a pick-up, or on the passenger side of a tractor using co-phased antennas.

2. What if I do not need the impedance wire?
You have the choice of either cutting it off or taping it out of the way. In making your choice, consider if you may move the antenna to another vehicle, that installation might require the lead. For the most versatile use of the lead, simply lay it alongside the fiberglass and tape it in place. Using electrical tape will offer the easiest method and offer the best protection against weathering conditions.
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What antenna are you using?

I don't think you're supposed to ground that wire
yeah i was gonna say the same thing... but you had it peaked and tuned at a cb shop and all is well ??

well good !!

just curious, you say it was "peaked and tuned" what did they do and what did they end up charging you for that? im just curious.
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he tuned the swr. turned my output up to 10 watts and tinkered around with a few other things on the radio board. I'm really not sure. but It cost me $25
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