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Old 07-03-2013, 04:03 AM   #141
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There's nothing really wrong with screwdriver antennas. But some are better than others and a lot of that comes down to the size of the coil. Supposedly, the best out there right now is Scorpion. They're very expensive (as much or more than some home/base station antennas) but well worth the money.
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Yeah but when the band is dead he'll be able to talk to his buddy in the next town though. All that money for a 50 watt AM carrier. Do they make SSB CB's any more?
Uniden makes one that doesn't look half bad.

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Old 07-07-2013, 09:01 AM   #143
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Thanks for the write up! just got mined tuned and was able to get 1.3 on ch.1 and 40
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Has anyone figured out a nice, clean spot to mount a full sized radio in our trucks?!?! I want that Uniden 980 ssb so bad, but have no idea where I can put it where it's clean and not in anyone's way!
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:07 PM   #145
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Has anyone figured out a nice, clean spot to mount a full sized radio in our trucks?!?! I want that Uniden 980 ssb so bad, but have no idea where I can put it where it's clean and not in anyone's way!
Mine has been doing just fine here....

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Old 07-18-2013, 12:44 PM   #146
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Has anyone figured out a nice, clean spot to mount a full sized radio in our trucks?!?! I want that Uniden 980 ssb so bad, but have no idea where I can put it where it's clean and not in anyone's way!
Mine is in my glovebox..
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Great info here OP!
Thanks for the consolidation and BASIC info to help us talk to eachother on the trail!
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:56 PM   #149
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Got mine done, lagged on putting it up.

And just for the hell of it...
Nice, great looking flag setup there.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:10 PM   #150
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Nice, great looking flag setup there.
Thanks man and couldn't have installed the CB without this thread, thanks man!
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:28 PM   #151
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Maybe OP, or someone else can help with this question. Maybe a dumb question, but I don't know a whole lot when it comes to these things. Anyway, I have this handheld cb radio:

I like to only listen I never talk on it, just listen. So I have that magnet mount where the hood meets the fender by the windshield on the flat part there (2nd gen). I also got a cheapy 2ft antenna to replace the short antenna it came with, to improve my reception.

I have it on the passenger side by the stereo antenna. So my question is, does having it near the stereo antenna affect reception at all? I know it would affect transmission, but like I said, I only listen, so I'm not worried about that.

Also my stereo antenna is an 8 inch shorty antenna, if that makes a difference.
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Maybe OP, or someone else can help with this question. Maybe a dumb question, but I don't know a whole lot when it comes to these things. Anyway, I have this handheld cb radio:

I like to only listen I never talk on it, just listen. So I have that magnet mount where the hood meets the fender by the windshield on the flat part there (2nd gen). I also got a cheapy 2ft antenna to replace the short antenna it came with, to improve my reception.

I have it on the passenger side by the stereo antenna. So my question is, does having it near the stereo antenna affect reception at all? I know it would affect transmission, but like I said, I only listen, so I'm not worried about that.

Also my stereo antenna is an 8 inch shorty antenna, if that makes a difference.
I don't think it should cause a problem. I had a handheld with an external antenna and it helped but it was never very good. Why not put it up on the roof? You will have a lot better performance up there.
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Old 08-11-2013, 01:24 PM   #153
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I don't think it should cause a problem. I had a handheld with an external antenna and it helped but it was never very good. Why not put it up on the roof? You will have a lot better performance up there.
I agree, but the wire from the mount isn't very long. So its kind of my best option. I just didn't know if it was better driver or passenger side due to the am/fm antenna being there. And I like it on the passenger side.
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Maybe OP, or someone else can help with this question. Maybe a dumb question, but I don't know a whole lot when it comes to these things. Anyway, I have this handheld cb radio:

I like to only listen I never talk on it, just listen. So I have that magnet mount where the hood meets the fender by the windshield on the flat part there (2nd gen). I also got a cheapy 2ft antenna to replace the short antenna it came with, to improve my reception.

I have it on the passenger side by the stereo antenna. So my question is, does having it near the stereo antenna affect reception at all? I know it would affect transmission, but like I said, I only listen, so I'm not worried about that.

Also my stereo antenna is an 8 inch shorty antenna, if that makes a difference.
I have the same exact set up but I use the mag mount that came with the unit. I mount on the roof right above drivers door and run wire under seat to counsel.
I also never talk, just listen. I would like a better mag mount antenna though.
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I have the same exact set up but I use the mag mount that came with the unit. I mount on the roof right above drivers door and run wire under seat to counsel.
I also never talk, just listen. I would like a better mag mount antenna though.
Yeah I use the same mag mount it came with, just added the 2 ft antenna. I didn't like right by the door(no good for my OCD LOL). Wish the coax was just a little bit longer, and I could put it in the middle of the roof.
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Sorry, I have been away for a while.

Having the CB antenna near the stereo antenna should cause reception problems.
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Sorry, I have been away for a while.

Having the CB antenna near the stereo antenna should cause reception problems.
Ok, guess I'll be moving it to the drivers side then. Thanks.
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Ok, guess I'll be moving it to the drivers side then. Thanks.
Ack! I meant should NOT cause reception problems.

I haven't been typing recently, I think I forgot how.
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Ack! I meant should NOT cause reception problems.

I haven't been typing recently, I think I forgot how.
LOL. I thought it was worded funny, but thought well maybe he's just Hung over or something. Ok, thanks again, that's what I was hoping.
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