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Installing my CB today, wanna earn a six pack?

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by RattleSnake44, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. Aug 14, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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    SFSMedic

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    Subscribed as I will be doing this shortly and I can vouch he's been hit in the head to many times.
     
  2. Aug 14, 2012 at 5:53 PM
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    How are all antennas dipole antennas?
     
  3. Aug 14, 2012 at 10:59 PM
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    You have a radiator side and a reflector side to every antenna.
     
  4. Aug 15, 2012 at 8:08 AM
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    So by reflector I am assuming your including that to be either a ground plane or counterpoise?
     
  5. Aug 15, 2012 at 9:17 AM
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    Right. Trying to simplify it to it's base parts.
     
  6. Aug 15, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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    South bay? As in San Diego? If so I could lend a hand. If not, I at least have an swr meter you can borrow.
     
  7. Aug 16, 2012 at 8:17 AM
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    Many thanks, but I meant SouthBay Los Angeles, I keep forgetting there's other bays in CA. Some NorCal people said the same thing. :)
    I got it all hooked up and just hit "Buy now with one click" on Amazon for my own SWR meter ;) So as soon as that arrives I'm going to try tuning it myself.
    Here's a quick pic of where I put the CB
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1345130211.962094.jpg
     
  8. Aug 16, 2012 at 9:39 AM
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    Good I can use your meter!
     
  9. Aug 16, 2012 at 3:39 PM
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    No. No you can't :p
     
  10. Aug 17, 2012 at 10:06 AM
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    LOL. That's why you don't tell others you have a meter. Everyone wants to borrow it. I'm sure Brett (SFSMedic) knew that, which is why he jokingly asked. Regardless, I made that mistake (telling others) and have lost several (scratched, broken, never returned, etc). I now keep a really, really, cheap one to loan out, keeping my expensive meter well hidden.
     
  11. Aug 17, 2012 at 10:15 AM
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    esp. if you have an analyzer instead of a swr meter....
     
  12. Aug 17, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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    With as much of his stuff in my garage and all the work on his rifle ive done he can let me use it :) or I may be selling a newly smithed rifle cheap lol.

    Offers?
    [​IMG]

    Seriously though with antennae placement on a DC I understand optimum mounting is the roof as its the highest point but it not really an option for me. What are other good options?
     
  13. Aug 17, 2012 at 11:18 AM
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    I'm with you on this one, would rather not mount on roof. Somewhere aft of cab in/on my longbed would be ideal. Thinking firestik mounted back there somewhere.
     
  14. Aug 17, 2012 at 11:20 AM
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    Damn you! I forgot you still have my 6.8 in your safe. Fine, I'll help you install and tune your damn CB ;). I'm gonna use Firestik's door jamb mount and put my antenna on the tailgate support. I'll let you know how it tunes up.
     
  15. Aug 17, 2012 at 11:33 AM
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    Cool. I'll look into these firestiks
     
  16. Aug 17, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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    Please post pics when done. Tks!
     
  17. Aug 17, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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    Meters.....


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  18. Aug 17, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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    where did you end up wiring your radio through?
     
  19. Aug 17, 2012 at 1:05 PM
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    Your antenna is a little short isn't it? :p

    I have one of those, I want to swap out the freq dial for the newer style that's on the 266 though.
     
  20. Aug 17, 2012 at 1:39 PM
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    I ran the wires through the center console, under the driver side carpet to the grommet through the fire wall into the engine bay. I'll post pics when I get the antenna all wired up and installed.
     
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