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Clean VHF/CB radio installs

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by FoleySwampPlotts, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. Oct 28, 2018 at 8:03 AM
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    vicali

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  2. Oct 28, 2018 at 8:14 AM
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    This seems like the best place to ask.

    I haven't had a CB in my car since 2001, do you guys still recommend them? Do people still talk on there?

    I've got one all picked out, but I'm not sure I want to spend the money if it's a dead tech.
     
  3. Oct 28, 2018 at 8:30 AM
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    Yes, they still talk on CB radio! On a recent 1600+ mile trip down to SC and back my CB radio came in handy when a 5 mile traffic jam on I-95 popped up due to a lane closure. The airwaves may not be as crowded as they once were, but truckers still use CB.
     
  4. Oct 28, 2018 at 8:45 AM
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    I had a CB in the 2nd gen but it didn’t get moved into the new truck. CB is entertaining to listen to- and if you were out with other who had it I could see it being useful.

    Usually I’m listening to the vhf and talking on the repeater with the other Ham guys in town.
     
  5. Oct 28, 2018 at 9:03 AM
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  6. Oct 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM
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    I'm running this in my truck. Mounted under the driver seat and the mic goes between the seat and center console when not in use. Totally hidden but always there when you want to use it

    I am dealing with some engine noise and LED noise that I need to clear up, but still usable

    The mic volume could be a little louder but it works.
     
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  7. Oct 28, 2018 at 2:47 PM
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    I'm using this one as well. Mounted under passenger seat, (temporarily until I figure out permanent location) mic between driver seat and console, and I also have external speaker (BTW, even with a speaker, sound still comes out of handheld unit).
    I'm also dealing with some engine noise and brake... I'm planning on installing a noise filter.
     
  8. Oct 28, 2018 at 2:50 PM
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    There still is some CB talk. Not even close to what it was 15 years ago, but there is still something there.
     
  9. Oct 28, 2018 at 4:24 PM
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    Alright, well you guys have given me hope. Placing my order now :)
     
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  11. Oct 29, 2018 at 2:47 PM
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    Got the start of my mount going. It's a thick angle bracket from Menards. Bolts right to the 2 factory holes at the front of the bed.

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  12. Oct 29, 2018 at 2:54 PM
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    From what I remember that rail isn't grounded (it's bolted to composite bed). Please check for ground, and if something run a ground strap to the frame.
     
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  13. Oct 29, 2018 at 3:05 PM
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    Thanks for the tip!
     
  14. Oct 29, 2018 at 3:16 PM
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    Where you got the bracket from?
     
  15. Oct 29, 2018 at 3:24 PM
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    Thanks man! I wonder if the bracket can be utilized for a bike mount as well?
     
  17. Oct 29, 2018 at 3:53 PM
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    I'm actually going to pick up a few more, I think I can make a cover for the bed with them.
     
  18. Oct 29, 2018 at 5:16 PM
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    Good idea too! Post pictures afterwards if you don’t mind!
     
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    How’s the transmit forward distance being that close to the cab?
     
  20. Oct 31, 2018 at 5:00 AM
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    seems to work good in the trails
     
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