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Old 02-11-2011, 01:21 PM   #41
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:18 PM   #43
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Yes get a power mic or power/echo mic. It will greatly improve the way you get out. As for range those firesticks are fairly limited. But good for 2 miles or so on highway or trail use. Nice write-up.
I have to disagree. I have a Firestick and get out more than 20 miles with my modified radio!!! I think Firesticks are on of the better antennas
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:37 AM   #44
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I have to disagree. I have a Firestick and get out more than 20 miles with my modified radio!!! I think Firesticks are on of the better antennas
ya, i have to agree. the firestick antenna is a good antenna. i know that i can transmit at least 5 miles in the city and i can receive signals from 20 miles away.
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:51 PM   #45
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Excellent write-up. Thanks for the pics, mostly. I may be getting a CB sometime soon and wanted to see a good way to route the antenna wire, and power wires. Thanks again.
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Old 04-02-2011, 03:16 PM   #46
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antenna mount bolts for truck bed ham / cb

Great post! I found the website for that bolt kit for bed... I have been looking for just that... here is the site for any one looking for it as well.

http://www.rockymounts.com/SearchRes...show=10&page=2
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great write up!! one question what did you do with the excess coax cable? iv read several different threads about what to do with it
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oh and one more question. im in the process of getting a bestop supertop and was woundering where everyone mounts their antenna toppers or bestops. the hood mount Relentless makes is sweet but i dont know about a 4ft firestick on the front of my truck
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i would have liked to put my cb in the same spot, but my wife drives my truck once in a while and she would have had to move the seat foward. excellent job w the details.
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bump OP you must be out enjoying the cb
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great write up!! one question what did you do with the excess coax cable? iv read several different threads about what to do with it
i had about 2 feet of extra coax. so i stuffed it behind the bed pocket inside the fender.

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oh and one more question. im in the process of getting a bestop supertop and was woundering where everyone mounts their antenna toppers or bestops. the hood mount Relentless makes is sweet but i dont know about a 4ft firestick on the front of my truck
here is a molded side mount kit. you could bolt this into the side of your topper:
http://www.rightchannelradios.com/cb...nting-349.html

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ohh.. i guess that topper is not made from fiberglass
so maybe you could use one of their 3-way mounts:
http://www.rightchannelradios.com/mi...-cb-mounts-85/
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Ya, fuses always go as near the battery as possible.

I installed winch today and there doesnt seem to be a method of fusing it. I'm toying with getting an anderson power pole connector that I'll leave disconnected since having a 2 gauge wire ran thru my engine bay unfused scared the poop out of me.

The other thing to note is that shortening a coax will mess it up is a total myth. Impedance is determined by several things, such as center conductor width, dielectric width, etc. Not length. As long as it is terminated properly with a good connector, make it as short as you'd like, The shorter the better really.
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Ya, fuses always go as near the battery as possible.

I installed winch today and there doesnt seem to be a method of fusing it. I'm toying with getting an anderson power pole connector that I'll leave disconnected since having a 2 gauge wire ran thru my engine bay unfused scared the poop out of me.

The other thing to note is that shortening a coax will mess it up is a total myth. Impedance is determined by several things, such as center conductor width, dielectric width, etc. Not length. As long as it is terminated properly with a good connector, make it as short as you'd like, The shorter the better really.
umm... not with a NGP antenna. the length of the coax is very important.
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Great write up!
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Oh sorry, wasn't aware it was using the coax itself as the ground. Yes a minimum length will be needed for the ground plane. It's kind of a crappy design, but CB is a really crappy mobile system overall. Freq way too low for good mobile performance. It isn't used in Canada at all basically. VHF is King up here.
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I have a regular cab that I am getting ready to install a Cobra 75 in and I have a question for you. I am trying to figure out how to run the cable without making a bigger hole in the grommet than I need. I saw that you cut one of the ends off, and attached it again using an o style connector. Was there a special mount you used on the antenna end? I always thought you had to use the connectors that came on there.

Have you had any problems with mounting it the way you did? I would appreciate any tips that you might have. I have read this thread twice and I am about to look through it again, but your advice would be great.

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ok, I'm an idiot. I just read the info right above the first picture.



Let me make sure that I understand: NGP uses normal connection at the CB side and a bolt style/ring terminal at the other end? Does firestik sell the kit as a whole?
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