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Old 06-08-2013, 03:15 PM   #1
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Nice little CB install

Just put in the Midland 75-822 Two in one radio in my wrangler. Seems nice, small and works good. Using a Firestik Firefly FL4 4 foot antenna and Quadratec's stainless rear spare tire mount bracket. Real nice mount. Usually use the old bigger CB's like Cobra 148's and Galaxy DX66. They seem too big for the jeep although many want them. I have a bunch sitting on a shelf and if this little midland don't perform thats where I'm going to get the next radio. Always like to hear about your setups so speak up. Ron
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:20 PM   #2
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Where did you run your ground to?

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Old 06-19-2013, 05:16 PM   #3
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HI!
I hate wires so I put a cigarette lighter plug on the end and pluged it in the cigarette lighter socket in the console. The antenna wire goes into the side of the console through the wire opening, on the bottom side of lid and the mic wire comes out of the console on opposite side of lid wire opening. Mic or radio sits right on the brake lever. Lighter plug stays hot so I have to make sure the CB radio is off. Ron

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Old 06-20-2013, 08:49 AM   #4
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Nice and clean, well done.
I was having tuning issues and thought it was the ground, thus the question, but turned out to be the antenna cable connection. All good now!
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:56 PM   #5
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I did a very similar install a few weeks ago. The only thing I did different was run the antenna up into the rear of the center console and drilled a 3/8 hole with a rubber grommet. Now the antenna is hidden inside the console and is easily attached to the midland CB.

I just hook up the antenna and plug the cb into the 12 power port and rout it out the side when I need it...just haven't found a good way to mount the hand held, it has a belt type of clip on the back and I am trying to find a cb type of quick release to us so I can mount it and use it just like a regular cb mic.
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:17 PM   #6
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Did the same thing this week, but fed the coax wire to the console. I have found this little midland great for a trail CB.



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Old 06-21-2013, 07:22 PM   #7
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I love those midlands. My dad and I have them to use for our in helmet radios so we can still talk to the jeep when my lady drives it. I carry one on the trail too for spotting and whatnot. Even with the rubber ducky antennas they do really well. I have mag mounts for them also and give them to folks as loners or my dads VW when he is towing our quads out somewhere and the jeep is coming too.
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Did the same thing this week, but fed the coax wire to the console. I have found this little midland great for a trail CB.



Yep...looks identical to my setup
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:19 AM   #9
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Just put in the Midland 75-822 Two in one radio in my wrangler. Seems nice, small and works good. Using a Firestik Firefly FL4 4 foot antenna and Quadratec's stainless rear spare tire mount bracket. Real nice mount. Usually use the old bigger CB's like Cobra 148's and Galaxy DX66. They seem too big for the jeep although many want them. I have a bunch sitting on a shelf and if this little midland don't perform thats where I'm going to get the next radio. Always like to hear about your setups so speak up. Ron
Hi, did you have to buy an SWR Meter for tuning this CB radio or anything like that? I wanted to see if there is anyth else i need to buy to run that CB.
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Hi, did you have to buy an SWR Meter for tuning this CB radio or anything like that? I wanted to see if there is anyth else i need to buy to run that CB.
You should always tune your antenna no matter what radio is on the other end or you can damage the radio pretty bad or have it perform really poorly.

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I'm in the process of setting up like this and I've hit a snag: how did you make the connection for the antenna inside the console. I cannot seem to find a part to screw into the rear wall of the concole that allows me to connect the antenna cable on one side and the cb cable on the other.
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I drilled a small hole and placed a grommet in it to finish it up nice. You can screw the head of the coaxial cable (CB side) so it can be put through a small opening. I just ran the cable underneath the side of the console behind the passenger seat and then through the hole I drilled into the inside of the console.

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Thank you.
I was looking for some sort of panel mount to put in the rear wall of the console to take the end of the antenna cable on the outside and the cb cable on the inside but the male/female type connections never seem to match up on both sides simultaneously.

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