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Ham/CB Radio Installs

Does anyone have a Ham radio and/or CB radio installed in their truck? If so could you post some pics of how you mounted both the radio(s) and antenna(s)?

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Start with the following:

Master CB thread

A lot of great info and advice throughout.
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Thanks! I guess I was looking in the wrong area for a thread like this.

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Does anyone have a Ham radio and/or CB radio installed in their truck? If so could you post some pics of how you mounted both the radio(s) and antenna(s)?
You could do something like this...

What did you do with your Bag Hook?



As for antennas...

Tri-band VHF/UHF/800 NMO antenna for the scanner mounted on the forward right fender.

VHF 1/2 wave NMO antenna for the VHF radio mounted mid-way on the right fender.

Dual-band VHF/UHF NMO antenna for the V/U side of the IC-7000 mounted on the forward left fender.

VHF 5/8 wave NMO antenna (cut for 6m) for the HF/6m side of the IC-7000 mounted mid-way on the left fender.

GPS for the scanner is tucked up on the dash by the windshield.


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That looks pretty impressive! Not quite sure if I like it or not though.

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I got a RCI 2950DX running to a Wilson 5k thru the roof. Talks plenty far and clear with an excellent SWR.

I got the 40/20/40 up front. I took a piece of diamond plate from Tractor Supply, bent it in a few places, drilled holes, mounted it to the 20 section seat. I'll post pics later tonight.


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I was just looking at my truck today to see where to mount my cb, I have no clue either, lol.
i'm going to have to build something on the center hump,
I've got a galaxy 959, and it is about 1.5" wider than a standard CB, and about 0.5" taller, with a side mount mic....
here is a pic I found online next to a cobra..
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Bungee cord was for the fit test. It's all hard mounted now. I bent the diamond plate as I went along. Then I marked and drilled holes to mate it to the bottom of the center seat. Sits low enough that it;s not in the way, I can easily reach the controls, and I hang the mic off the overhead cubby.





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Here are a few pics of what I ended up doing.



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I did a little cutting on the overhead console.




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