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CB Radio Information and Installation

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

  1. Jul 3, 2013 at 4:03 AM
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    Yeah but you know no matter what one you buy the bottom line is you are still working QRP. It never ceases to amaze me that I can get through a pile up mobile. 72 countries now mobile and counting.
     
  2. Jul 5, 2013 at 7:14 PM
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  3. Jul 7, 2013 at 9:01 AM
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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
     
  4. Jul 7, 2013 at 5:54 PM
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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!
     
  5. Jul 7, 2013 at 6:07 PM
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    Mine has been doing just fine here....

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  6. Jul 18, 2013 at 12:44 PM
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    Mine is in my glovebox..
     
  7. Jul 22, 2013 at 1:29 PM
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    Got mine done, lagged on putting it up.

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    And just for the hell of it...

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  8. Jul 22, 2013 at 1:37 PM
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    Great info here OP!
    Thanks for the consolidation and BASIC info to help us talk to eachother on the trail!
    Sub'd.
     
  9. Jul 22, 2013 at 5:56 PM
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    Nice, great looking flag setup there. :oldglory:
     
  10. Jul 22, 2013 at 6:10 PM
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    Thanks man and couldn't have installed the CB without this thread, thanks man!
     
  11. Aug 11, 2013 at 12:28 PM
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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:
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    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.
     
  12. Aug 11, 2013 at 12:51 PM
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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.
     
  13. Aug 11, 2013 at 1:24 PM
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    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.
     
  14. Aug 11, 2013 at 6:53 PM
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    What a great write-up
     
  15. Aug 11, 2013 at 7:31 PM
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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.
     
  16. Aug 11, 2013 at 7:36 PM
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    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.
     
  17. Aug 13, 2013 at 5:21 AM
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    Sorry, I have been away for a while.

    Having the CB antenna near the stereo antenna should cause reception problems.
     
  18. Aug 13, 2013 at 5:48 AM
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    Ok, guess I'll be moving it to the drivers side then. Thanks.
     
  19. Aug 13, 2013 at 5:50 AM
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    Ack! I meant should NOT cause reception problems.

    I haven't been typing recently, I think I forgot how.
     
  20. Aug 13, 2013 at 5:56 AM
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    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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