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CB Radio and Antenna mount?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jdmagoober, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. Oct 4, 2009 at 6:38 PM
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    Jdmagoober

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    Hey, does anyone know the best kind of antenna mount for at least a four foot antenna? I dont want to drill holes or put a magnet on the roof. I was thinking of maybe a rail mount in the bed, but I can't find one. Also, what kind of radio mount is the most compact and out of the way. I was thinking under the glove box, on the side of the center console, or maybe in the center cubby hole area. What kinda of mount would be best?
     
  2. Oct 4, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    bigmooze

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    When I first got my CB I did this:
    [​IMG]


    But I have since installed a tool box so now the antenna is mounted to that. I'm running a 4' Wilson flex antenna and the Cobra 75 WX ST. Take a look here (post #21) for more specifics. I'll work on fixing up the picture links right now.
     
  3. Oct 4, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    FearNothing321

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  4. Oct 5, 2009 at 2:48 PM
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    here is my whole CB instalation, just to give you some ideas

    here are the pictures of my cobra 75wsxt.
    this is the location of the "hide away" box. it all stuffs up in there with the panel in place. [​IMG]
    I cut a hole in the console to pass the female microphone connector.[​IMG]
    The microphone can rest in my lap while I am using it or I can store it in the console or glove box if I disconnect it. [​IMG]
    This is a firestick 3' NGP [​IMG]
    here is a closer picture of the mount. [​IMG]
     
  5. Oct 5, 2009 at 2:51 PM
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    heres my mount for my cb, the mic holder is screwed into the black dash piece and the cb is heavyduty velcroed to the center console
     
  6. Oct 5, 2009 at 4:27 PM
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    I like that set up, what antenna do you have?
     
  7. Oct 5, 2009 at 4:35 PM
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    Thanks, I dont have an antenna anymore, i had a magnetic one for the roof but it started to scratch up the roof so i returned it. I use it mostly for the PA but that broke so now its useless
     
  8. Oct 5, 2009 at 6:39 PM
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    No matter what you mount your best bet is to get the Firestick NGP (No Ground Plain) antena as was in the example in the above post. It doesn't have to be mounted to a metal surface. It's also much easier to tune.
     
  9. Jan 31, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    I have it connected to one of the bolts on the driver side of the bed, between the cab and the box. There are about 6 (?) 10 mm hex head bolts on either side (they run vertically). The connection bonds the antenna mount to the box panel.

    I have since changed the setup slightly, I installed an aluminium toolbox in the back. Only difference is that the antenna mount attaches to the box now, instead of the bed rail. The other end of the black wire still connects to the box panel.

    I also increased the size of that black ground wire from #16 to #12.

    I get an SWR range of 1.1 to 1.8 over the range of channels from 1 to 40.
     
  10. Jan 31, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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    Arrrrgh, now I wish I had purchased that CB and copied your instal. Great job!
    My trip is coming up so I'm thinking about going with the old realistic CB. Does yours have a PA? I didn't think it did.
     
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