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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 21, 2012 at 7:44 PM
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  2. Aug 21, 2012 at 7:53 PM
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  3. Aug 21, 2012 at 11:38 PM
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    Go to the battery as directly as possible with an inline fuse within a few inches of the battery. Less noise that way.
     
  4. Aug 22, 2012 at 8:29 AM
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    Exactly how I did it ;)
     
  5. Aug 22, 2012 at 7:25 PM
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    I literally just picked up my Firestik II kit today (direct from Firestik as they are from Az) and bought a new Uniden 520xl Yesterday.

    Im subbing to this thread as im doing this EXACT setup this weekend. let me know how it goes once its all done.

    I am planning on mounting the CB in the same spot.. was wondering if it was able to be heard from in there. if not, i was gonna get a small external and keep it in the center console.. and take it out and throw it in the cupholders/storage area when needed.

    Im planning on mounting the Antenna on the driver side tailgate support.
     
  6. Aug 22, 2012 at 7:49 PM
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    Finished it up today.
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    That's the Firestik door jamb mount. Worked out pretty well. Gonna tune it tomorrow. Also, I put in an external speaker. Otherwise you have to cruise around with the console lid open to hear anything.
     
  7. Aug 22, 2012 at 8:17 PM
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    ok, thats what i was wondering. where did you mount or put the external?

    looks clean tho man. :thumbsup:. cant wait to install mine!
     
  8. Aug 22, 2012 at 8:48 PM
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    Thanks. Right now the speaker is just sitting under the driver seat. I need to find a better place to mount it but I just got fed up and stuck it under there :)
     
  9. Aug 22, 2012 at 9:27 PM
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    what speaker are you using?

    i was gonna just pick up a little 5w one.
     
  10. Aug 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM
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    looks good, how did the tuning go?
     
  12. Aug 23, 2012 at 8:00 AM
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    Drinking coffee first! Then I'll wander out to the garage and get it ready. Everything I've read says to tune it in an open area... I'm gonna head over to the parking area near the beach. The Pacific Ocean counts as an "open" area, right? ;)
     
  13. Aug 23, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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    SWR meter in line and ready. Heading down to the shore to tune. The Pacific Ocean makes a great open space to tune in.
     
  14. Aug 23, 2012 at 11:28 AM
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    Hello again. To tune the antenna, you only need an area relatively free of obstructions. This means as few items (cars, metal poles, power lines, trees, etc) as possible within roughly eighteen feet of the antenna. Eighteen feet is approximately half the wavelength of the frequencies used for CB. Items outside that distance will have little or no impact on the SWR.
     
  15. Aug 23, 2012 at 11:40 AM
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    Well then sitting on the shore of the Pacific must have worked ;)
    Here's what I got:
    Channel 1-1.1
    Channel 19-1.0
    Channel 40-1.1
    Seems I got Some beginner's luck with my install ;)
     
  16. Aug 23, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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    niiiice! perfect man. :thumbsup:
     
  17. Aug 23, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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    Done! :cheers:
     
  18. Aug 23, 2012 at 12:08 PM
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    Thanks to everyone for the advice and tips. Made it relatively painless.
     
  19. Aug 23, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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    And since I did it all myself, I will now go to the store and claim my six pack ;)
     
  20. Aug 23, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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    ^^ Stingy bum. You could at least give each of us one freaking can. Just wait until you ask for help again. I'm gonna post nonsense, leading you down a quick road to hell. :rofl:

    Seriously, glad the antenna is finally all set up and working.
     
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