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CB Antenna

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Rellik01, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Jan 14, 2012 at 10:24 AM
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    Rellik01

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    I just can't seen to get it right. I tried the Firestick NGP antenna and it works like sh*t. Don't want to cut thru the roof. What is the best antenna setup. Please submit your success stories with CB antenna installs. I am running a Uniden 880 (peaked and tuned) with sh*t results. HELP!
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jan 14, 2012 at 10:26 AM
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    steve o 77

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    where's the antenna mounted? you want at least 3/4 of the antenna above the roof line.
     
  3. Jan 14, 2012 at 12:02 PM
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    I think I have it mounted well. I think it may be more of a grounding issue. Could someone please post a success story with equipment used and mounting locations and styles. I am at my wits end with this.
    Thanks in advance
     
  4. Jan 14, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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    LUSETACO

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    Just get a little Wilson mag mount.
     
  5. Jan 14, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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    steve o 77

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    ok do you have the mount grounded to the frame in some way (no paint under where it bolts on, etc. remember the bed on your truck is plastic.

    also is the coax pinched or kinked anywhere, do you have it coiled up?

    don't give up yet.
     
  6. Jan 14, 2012 at 2:25 PM
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    bunch of crap
    I have a magnetic mount, works great.
     
  7. Jan 14, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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    You have a NGP antenna, no need to ground it. I had the same antenna and had terrible results.
     
  8. Jan 14, 2012 at 2:49 PM
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    lol woops, sorry for the bad info.

    it could just be bad coax though, I would take a look at it before junking the thing.
     
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