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Old 10-29-2011, 01:49 PM   #2
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You ideally want to get the antenna as close to the center of the truck. That way you will get the best reception. If you PM Fire931, he has antenna mounts that slide into your factory bed rail for like 20 bucks.
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Old 10-29-2011, 03:24 PM   #4
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2 feet above the cab is most efficient... i think that's the rule of thumb right?


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Old 10-29-2011, 04:05 PM   #5
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I have the Wilson 1000 roof mount. Wonderful piece of equipment.
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:04 PM   #6
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:45 PM   #8
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The roof isn't real sturdy - the sheet metal's pretty thin there. I've got my 2m 1/4 wave mounted there.

If you do a roof mount make sure you mount a light flexible wire whip, not one of those stiff heavy fiberglass antennas.
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The roof isn't real sturdy - the sheet metal's pretty thin there. I've got my 2m 1/4 wave mounted there.

If you do a roof mount make sure you mount a light flexible wire whip, not one of those stiff heavy fiberglass antennas.
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I had a 3' firestick on the 4" magnetic base, It was always falling over just from wind resistance on the freeway. I ended up getting a "lil' will" and it does much better! Only when I'm not paying attention to height clearance and hit something does it fall off/knock over.
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:50 PM   #10
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The roof isn't real sturdy - the sheet metal's pretty thin there. I've got my 2m 1/4 wave mounted there.

If you do a roof mount make sure you mount a light flexible wire whip, not one of those stiff heavy fiberglass antennas.
I have a 60" whip mounted to my roof. Zero issues.
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I have a 60" whip mounted to my roof. Zero issues.
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:54 PM   #12
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:26 PM   #13
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:46 PM   #15
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the best pic i could find so far...hard to see

this is what you are looking at.
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2 feet above the cab is most efficient... i think that's the rule of thumb right?


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