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Old 05-28-2007, 08:29 PM   #1
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What do I need?

I Inherited a Midland 77-824 from 1978 that was brand new in box.

I want to install it in my YJ, I dont know very much about CB's. What kind of antenna and antenna wirring do it need for it? Any links to websites that would have these?

Where is a good place to mount it in a YJ?

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Old 05-29-2007, 11:33 AM   #2
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here's my idea... unless you have some major attachment to it (like it was someone in your family - in which case I saw hook it up and use it)... i'd think about ebaying it. Since it's brand new in the box and almost 30 years old, you might find a collector that would be willing to buy it from you for a REALLY good price, in which case you could buy a brand new one with a ton of fancy features... it's something that might be worth looking into.

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jonthedoctobe may be right, at this point that radio is probably worth more as a collectors item then as communication.

As for what kind of antenna, I like the Firestick antennas, you can get a kit that comes with everything you need.
http://www.firestik.com/
you can look in this thread for mounting ideas
http://www.wranglerforum.com/califor...ease-7991.html
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I would like to keep it.

Just like my jeep, Im not going to sell it to get all the "fancy features".
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:45 AM   #5
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Do I have to look for any particlular antenna connection to fit my CB or are they pretty much the same? Thats really all I need help with......as of now......
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If you're doing a single antenna you want RG-58 coax cable with a standard PL-259 connector on the radio end and then whatever your antenna needs on the other end, Usually it's another PL-259 but not always.
If you're doing a co-phase antenna system (dual antennas) you need RG-59 coax which is 72 ohm rather than 50 ohm.
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Old 05-30-2007, 08:51 AM   #7
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The wiring and everything else should be no different than anything available today. Check out www.stu-offroad.com for a write up he just did last month about ab OLD cb he picked up and wotks great.

link- http://www.stu-offroad.com/cb/ge-cb/ge-cb.htm
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Old 06-04-2007, 01:10 AM   #8
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Just because it's old doesn't mean it's no good! Just like skeeter said, get some good coax cable, get ya a good firestick antannae, hook it up, and start chattering away!

One thing i would suggest though, go to your local truck stop, or any cb installer, and get your antennae tuned to your radio!
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how do you know what size antenna to use?
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Personal preference, how tall do you want?

I usually use 4 foot masts, they're tall enough to work well but short enough to stand up to vibration and go under trees and fast food signs.
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But not under the last parking garage I went into! Roached my antenna! In 30 feet I wore thru the rubber cap on my 4' Firestik and when I went to unscrew it the threads in the coupling nut on the stud mount got eaten up. Why the hell would they make a garage roof that low? A few dollars later and my antenna has a new stud mount and rubber tip...

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