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Old 04-07-2014, 09:28 PM
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Antenna Options

Hello all,
I'm a new Jeep owner -have owned other 4WDs, not nearly as capable! I'm amazed at the camaraderie both online and on the trails/roads.
I installed a CB in my new vehicle, but a local 4WD club prefers the HAM radio (ICOM was mentioned as a good one). I'd like to keep both radios installed, and here's how I envision my setup. Please advise if it's possible, and suggestions would be good!
My CB antenna is on a spare-tire mount. I just bought a CB/AM/FM antenna splitter (CB/AM/FM Antenna Splitter) and was thinking if I use the CB antenna for the AM/FM reception, then I won't need the stock antenna mounted in front of the passenger side door. Now that I have an empty mounting location, I can put an antenna on there for the ICOM radio. It sounds like it would work.

Is there an antenna that will mount in the pre-existing hole? Maybe even screw right in?

I am starting to study for the technician's license. -hope to have it by the time I get the HAM radio purchased and installed in time for some summer fun!

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Old 04-07-2014, 09:44 PM   #2
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Yikes, those CB/AM/FM antennas are junk. You'll never get a good SWR, there is no such thing as 'on size fits all' for antennas.. in particular for transmission. I've seen some setups here for both CB and Ham, search around.

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Old 04-08-2014, 01:17 PM   #3
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Check in the Electronics and Communication section. There are several threads about ham and cb radios.
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