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CB install checklist... Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by DeepEmissions, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. Mar 3, 2016 at 6:05 PM
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    DeepEmissions

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    So, this will be a fairly simple thread.
    Just trying to make sure I have everything I need to install a CB within my Center Console.
    Here's what I have so far:
    Cobra 29 LTD CHR CB Radio
    FireStik FL3-B 3 Foot Tunable Antenna
    FireStik K-8R9 9 foot Antenna Cable with Fire Ring
    FireStik K4 Stud Mount
    Workman CP4 10" Mic Extension Cable 90 Degree Extension cable, this will be to move my mic to the outside of the center console.


    Question:
    What's the best area to install the Antenna? I thought about a hood bracket and mounting it there. I can't install anywhere in my bed because I have a Tonneau Cover.
     
  2. Mar 3, 2016 at 6:08 PM
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    BAMF makes a mount that will put it just above the rear tail light (whichever side you choose) I like it because it's out of the way and not in my hood lol

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    Hmm, I do like that.
     
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    I think I already have something using those bolts...
     
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    As far as everything else goes... does my list seem complete?
     
  8. Mar 3, 2016 at 7:33 PM
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    It looks good to me but you may run into some issues with only a 9 foot cable. it really just depends on how you route it and how far away you're putting the CB from the antenna
     
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    You're going to need around 20ft of Antenna Cable.
     
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    Relentless Hood Mount

     
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    You may also need a SWR meter.
     
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    I have a friend with a good SWR meter who will let me borrow it when I'm ready.
     
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    9 foot is cutting it close, but I think it'll be just enough, I just didn't want several feet of cable left over, I'm kinda OCD about cable management.
    I guess that comes from me working in IT, lol
     
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