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My CB Installation (in detail)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NetMonkey, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Feb 11, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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  2. Feb 11, 2011 at 6:18 PM
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    I have to disagree. I have a Firestick and get out more than 20 miles with my modified radio!!! I think Firesticks are on of the better antennas
     
  3. Feb 12, 2011 at 6:37 AM
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    ya, i have to agree. the firestick antenna is a good antenna. i know that i can transmit at least 5 miles in the city and i can receive signals from 20 miles away.
     
  4. Feb 26, 2011 at 9:51 PM
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    Excellent write-up. Thanks for the pics, mostly. I may be getting a CB sometime soon and wanted to see a good way to route the antenna wire, and power wires. Thanks again.
     
  5. Apr 2, 2011 at 3:16 PM
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  6. Apr 2, 2011 at 4:59 PM
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    great write up!! one question what did you do with the excess coax cable? iv read several different threads about what to do with it
     
  7. Apr 2, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    oh and one more question. im in the process of getting a bestop supertop and was woundering where everyone mounts their antenna toppers or bestops. the hood mount Relentless makes is sweet but i dont know about a 4ft firestick on the front of my truck
     
  8. Apr 2, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    i would have liked to put my cb in the same spot, but my wife drives my truck once in a while and she would have had to move the seat foward. excellent job w the details.
     
  9. Apr 3, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    bump OP you must be out enjoying the cb
     
  10. Apr 3, 2011 at 1:14 PM
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    Awesome write up will def be using this in the future!
     
  11. Apr 3, 2011 at 5:03 PM
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    i had about 2 feet of extra coax. so i stuffed it behind the bed pocket inside the fender.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Apr 3, 2011 at 5:06 PM
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    here is a molded side mount kit. you could bolt this into the side of your topper:
    http://www.rightchannelradios.com/c...unt-kit-firestik-cb-antenna-mounting-349.html

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    ohh.. i guess that topper is not made from fiberglass :)
    so maybe you could use one of their 3-way mounts:
    http://www.rightchannelradios.com/mirror-3-way-cb-mounts-85/
     
  13. Apr 3, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    Ya, fuses always go as near the battery as possible.

    I installed winch today and there doesnt seem to be a method of fusing it. I'm toying with getting an anderson power pole connector that I'll leave disconnected since having a 2 gauge wire ran thru my engine bay unfused scared the poop out of me.

    The other thing to note is that shortening a coax will mess it up is a total myth. Impedance is determined by several things, such as center conductor width, dielectric width, etc. Not length. As long as it is terminated properly with a good connector, make it as short as you'd like, The shorter the better really.
     
  14. Apr 3, 2011 at 7:14 PM
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    umm... not with a NGP antenna. the length of the coax is very important.
     
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    Great write up!
     
  16. Apr 3, 2011 at 11:35 PM
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    Oh sorry, wasn't aware it was using the coax itself as the ground. Yes a minimum length will be needed for the ground plane. It's kind of a crappy design, but CB is a really crappy mobile system overall. Freq way too low for good mobile performance. It isn't used in Canada at all basically. VHF is King up here.
     
  17. Aug 5, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    I have a regular cab that I am getting ready to install a Cobra 75 in and I have a question for you. I am trying to figure out how to run the cable without making a bigger hole in the grommet than I need. I saw that you cut one of the ends off, and attached it again using an o style connector. Was there a special mount you used on the antenna end? I always thought you had to use the connectors that came on there.

    Have you had any problems with mounting it the way you did? I would appreciate any tips that you might have. I have read this thread twice and I am about to look through it again, but your advice would be great.

    Thanks,
    Brandon
     
  18. Aug 5, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    ok, I'm an idiot. I just read the info right above the first picture.

    [​IMG]

    Let me make sure that I understand: NGP uses normal connection at the CB side and a bolt style/ring terminal at the other end? Does firestik sell the kit as a whole?
     
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    Nice write up!
     
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