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04-02-2013 10:45 PM
h2ogun I was looking for a way to mount my GPS (kinda big) and the CB radio. I fabed up a "rail" from two pieces of thin wall electrical conduit.

I used the roll bar for a base and had to do some fitting to get spacing right, drop it some, and had to make some brackets to stiffen the conduit as it was a little too flexible.

I have had it on numerous rough trail outings and it is working good. The mic chord can be a nuisance when I have a passenger.

I was concerned about head banging, and seeing out the rear mirror, it is clear and safe.

Testing has been good, so I need to remove to paint and more careful routing of wiring (mostly the gps wire)

04-02-2013 03:55 PM
Rude Dog
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Originally Posted by Patrick H View Post
Looks like a (bent) Teraflex mount.
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The other side is "identical" config.. "guess I got a matching pair" Woo whoo!
03-29-2013 04:29 PM
DkR
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Originally Posted by Patrick H View Post

I mount mine over head in my Jeeps for two main reasons- it's out of the way (no knee-banging) and I can hear it well and see it well, and it's easy to reach the knobs. That's more than two reasons.
Yes I like it cause I don't have to look down while driving to change station .the knee thing is just a bonus that comes with the set up lol
03-29-2013 04:18 PM
Patrick H
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Originally Posted by DkR View Post
Being an over the road truck driver ill say I like the over the rear view mirror set up reminds me of the big rig .
I mount mine over head in my Jeeps for two main reasons- it's out of the way (no knee-banging) and I can hear it well and see it well, and it's easy to reach the knobs. That's more than two reasons.
03-29-2013 11:45 AM
Patrick H
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Originally Posted by Mistermoose View Post
Asshole.

I know, right? I offer some help, and don't get a single "thanks" from the guy.
03-29-2013 11:18 AM
Mistermoose
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Originally Posted by Patrick H View Post

Yep, It took like a minute and a half using the search function. A minute and a half I could have spent on someone with some manners.
Asshole.
03-29-2013 03:58 AM
DkR Being an over the road truck driver ill say I like the over the rear view mirror set up reminds me of the big rig .
03-29-2013 03:32 AM
Melvin
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Originally Posted by Lyonpride View Post
Attachment 228747

I trimmed the plastics a bit then wired it in a fuse sub panel I put in behind the dash. I am running a 2ft antenna mounted to my roof rack.
. I like the under dash mounts.
03-29-2013 12:38 AM
Lyonpride Attachment 228747

I trimmed the plastics a bit then wired it in a fuse sub panel I put in behind the dash. I am running a 2ft antenna mounted to my roof rack.
03-29-2013 12:25 AM
YjKalamity I use a Teraflex tail light mount, took out my sub in the center console, removed that stupid plastic piece in it and mounted my cb in there. Wired it up to my fuse box and it was good to go.
03-28-2013 10:12 PM
Patrick H
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Originally Posted by Rude Dog View Post
Cb mount pic.. came with jeep, so I don't know a brand, or where to get it.

Attachment 228708
Looks like a (bent) Teraflex mount.
03-28-2013 09:59 PM
Rude Dog Cb mount pic.. came with jeep, so I don't know a brand, or where to get it.

Attachment 228708
03-28-2013 09:55 PM
LMontycj2a

Antenna mount before I reshaped it.


After I bent it.
03-28-2013 09:05 PM
Melvin
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Originally Posted by Patrick H View Post
Besides, even if you have the power to get out, you still need someone with enough power to reach back..

So many valid points.
03-28-2013 08:56 PM
Patrick H Besides, even if you have the power to get out, you still need someone with enough power to reach back..
03-28-2013 08:55 PM
Patrick H
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Originally Posted by Melvin View Post
I can agree with that. I do more listening then talking on the CB anyhow. If I was stranded somewhere I think the extra boost may come in handy.
The age of cell phones has changed that to a small extent for us around here, but we do have a lot of areas we go that don't have cell coverage. On the same token, the chances of finding someone on the CB in these areas is pretty much non existent.
03-28-2013 08:50 PM
Melvin
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Originally Posted by Patrick H View Post
In my experience, all the guys running linears succeeded in doing was pissing everyone off.

I can agree with that. I do more listening then talking on the CB anyhow. If I was stranded somewhere I think the extra boost may come in handy.
03-28-2013 08:47 PM
Patrick H In my experience, all the guys running linears succeeded in doing was pissing everyone off.
03-28-2013 07:40 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by Melvin View Post
Gotcha. Yeah all it takes in one dipshit on a foot warmer to ruin it for everyone around. haha
03-28-2013 06:56 PM
Melvin
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
Ooohhh don't tell me things like that. I'm not in favor of linear amps on CBs for several reasons.

Gotcha. Yeah all it takes in one dipshit on a foot warmer to ruin it for everyone around. haha
03-28-2013 06:47 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by Melvin View Post
...I also have what some folks call a foot warmer. So I may run that too. =)
Ooohhh don't tell me things like that. I'm not in favor of linear amps on CBs for several reasons.
03-28-2013 06:44 PM
Melvin
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
SSB is hardly ever used on CB any more and you won't hear any offroaders using it. You only need a standard AM-only CB like 99.99% of them are. Only a few CB hobbiests still talk on CB using SSB (upper or lower sideband).

A 102" whip antenna works well but not that much better than shorter antennas. For normal offroad uses, you won't notice a difference. Not to mention that most 4x4 clubs and nearly all organized 4x4 events banned 102" whips long ago, with most limiting antenna heights to 48-52" or so.

I'm a long-term (50+ years) radio guy with big antennas for my HF ham radio at home but for my Jeep & my CB's offroad purpose, my 2' Firestik antenna works very well. As my Jeep got taller & my antenna mounting locations moved higher, I went from a 4' to a 3' and I've been using a 2' for about ten years now and it works well enough that I haven't even thought about going back to a taller antenna.
Makes sense. I also have what some folks call a foot warmer. So I may run that too. =)
03-28-2013 06:16 PM
Jerry Bransford SSB is hardly ever used on CB any more and you won't hear any offroaders using it. You only need a standard AM-only CB like 99.99% of them are. Only a few CB hobbiests still talk on CB using SSB (upper or lower sideband).

A 102" whip antenna works well but not that much better than shorter antennas. For normal offroad uses, you won't notice a difference. Not to mention that most 4x4 clubs and nearly all organized 4x4 events banned 102" whips long ago, with most limiting antenna heights to 48-52" or so.

I'm a long-term (50+ years) radio guy with big antennas for my HF ham radio at home but for my Jeep & my CB's offroad purpose, my 2' Firestik antenna works very well. As my Jeep got taller & my antenna mounting locations moved higher, I went from a 4' to a 3' and I've been using a 2' for about ten years now and it works well enough that I haven't even thought about going back to a taller antenna.
03-28-2013 06:10 PM
Melvin
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
Melvin, is your future CB more for trail use or do you want to yak with the truckers & CB'rs too when you're out driving? I ask because that will have an effect on what antenna you can get away with or what might be required.

I would like it for both actually. Its fun listening to truckers and others on the road. Should I use upper and lower side band plus a 40 channel? I plan on being out in the woods alot too. Also I was thinking of using a wire whip antenna. What are your thoughts?
03-28-2013 06:02 PM
Jerry Bransford Melvin, is your future CB more for trail use or do you want to yak with the truckers & CB'rs too when you're out driving? I ask because that will have an effect on what antenna you can get away with or what might be required.
03-28-2013 05:59 PM
mowrey96 thanks
03-28-2013 05:59 PM
Patrick H
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Originally Posted by mowrey96 View Post
Sorry, the yellow one in the pic you posted.
That's a 3ft. It's strategically mounted so it clears my garage door by >< this much .
03-28-2013 05:55 PM
mowrey96 Sorry, the yellow one in the pic you posted.
03-28-2013 05:45 PM
Patrick H
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Originally Posted by mowrey96 View Post
Is that a 4' antenna?
Which one?
03-28-2013 05:43 PM
mowrey96 Is that a 4' antenna?
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