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CB Radio Information and Installation

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Frogsauce, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. Apr 2, 2014 at 10:53 PM
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    uncleART

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    Yeah - it's just that last summer, I found myself driving under downed trees quite a bit - where someone had already cut a tunnel thru the branches. I was clearing the trunks with inches to about a foot to spare.
     
  2. Apr 17, 2014 at 4:58 PM
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  3. Apr 22, 2014 at 8:49 PM
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    So how do I connect my antenna to my cb box?

    I have a firestick 4'
    [​IMG]

    and this mount for my hood mount
    [​IMG]

    And this coax cable
    [​IMG]

    but it has two of those coupling ends and my mount for the antenna doesn't have a reciprocating piece...

    I'm not good at wiring things.
     
  4. Apr 22, 2014 at 8:51 PM
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    You got the wrong mount. You need a mount that the coax will just screw into..That mount looks like a fire ring type mount
     
  5. Apr 22, 2014 at 8:52 PM
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  6. Apr 22, 2014 at 8:54 PM
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    I think I needed to order this:
    [​IMG]

    Ooops.
     
  7. Apr 22, 2014 at 8:56 PM
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    Can I do this to my coax:
    [​IMG]
    And get this setup to work?
     
  8. Apr 22, 2014 at 9:03 PM
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    This is what you need
     
  9. Apr 23, 2014 at 3:51 AM
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    Yes. Use some sealant where the wires come out of the outer jacket.
     
  10. Apr 23, 2014 at 12:33 PM
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    Did some rearranging today.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Apr 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM
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    I never ended up tuning my Cobra antenna. Think I blew it up. Cannot receive anything! No static or anything.
     
  12. Apr 24, 2014 at 9:27 AM
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    What happens if you open the squelch? even if you TX with no antenna it should still receive even if you cooked the finals in the radio provided you didn't let all the smoke out. Transmitting into a badly tuned antenna will not hurt the antenna but it will damage the radio.
     
  13. Apr 25, 2014 at 8:14 AM
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    Anyone mount a Wilson 1000 to the relentless hood mount? Imma go look at one today and see if you can just curious. I have the Firestik but can't get SWR below 1.8 plus it bangs like hell on limbs
     
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  14. Apr 25, 2014 at 8:45 AM
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    Is the antenna electrically long or short?
     
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    What type of Wilson 1000? The trucker is the only one I know that will screw Ito a stud mount.
     
  16. Apr 25, 2014 at 8:46 AM
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    Same 1.8 1/40, dips to 1.6 at 19, I really don't "mind" that as much as the antenna itself going crazy in wind and off trees bouncing around ecerywhere
     
  17. Apr 25, 2014 at 8:47 AM
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    I don't know yet, I'll find out in about an hour and met you know
     
  18. Apr 25, 2014 at 9:27 AM
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    It fits, but can't open the hood lol, I kept it anyway and will do a bracket mount off the side I guess
     
  19. Apr 25, 2014 at 4:48 PM
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    If it's mounted to the hood, then you'll need to run a separate ground to the frame. The hood hinge is not a good ground. This will get your SWR down.
     
  20. May 4, 2014 at 8:02 PM
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    Good thread for future use.
     
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