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Question about CB Antenna

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by dispatch55126, May 29, 2014.

  1. May 29, 2014 at 10:33 AM
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    dispatch55126

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    Just a working theory right now but...

    Can you run a CB through a standard car antenna -or- can you run a car radio through a CB antenna?

    I rarely listen to the radio so it makes sense to install a CB antenna where the radio antenna is. However, keeping things "stock" looking is something I prefer. Downside is not having the ability to tune the antenna.

    Another option would be to replace the stock antenna with a 3' firestick or 3' Wilson Silver Load. If I did this, could I also run the car radio through the same antenna. I know I couldn't do it at the same time but that would give me a tuneable CB antenna with the ability to also listen to the car radio.

    Edit: I did find a Firestik AR-1A splitter that does allow you to use a CB antenna for the radio.
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2014
  2. Jun 17, 2014 at 9:53 PM
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    Do you have a pic of the antenna on your truck? I've been wanting to do this for awhile now, but didn't want to geek up my truck with multiple antennas. I already have a ham radio installed in my truck, but want to add a CB for talking to truckers while I'm on the road. Installing the antenna in place of the stock antenna would be awesome!
     
  3. Jun 18, 2014 at 10:16 AM
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    Haven't done it yet. Broken strut took presedence so the CB is on hold for now.
     
  4. Jun 18, 2014 at 5:22 PM
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    I remember someone asking this in TTORA, years ago... I want to say... No it is not possible....due to how CB signals and radio signals are received. And sent.
     
  5. Jun 18, 2014 at 5:29 PM
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