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post #1 of 24 Old 12-10-2006, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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im looking to get a cb nothing to high tech just a bacic small cb, ive seen cobra has one and its very sall not sure on the part # but it runs 30-40 bux.

the question i have is about antennas, i want to run 2 antenas on the back bumper by the tail lights, ive sen some that are about 4ft long or so and they would be probably 6-8 inches above the cabis this sufficent to work with that cb? and how do dual antennas hook up , is there a y conector?

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To get the best send/recieve signal, your antenna needs to clear the highest point by no less than 1/2 to 2/3 of it's length. So, if your antenna is 4 ft long, about 2-2.5 feet need to clear the top of the cab. Also, the placement of the antenna will effect your reception. If it is nearer the rear of the vehicle, you'll have better reception in front of you and the reverse is true. Your best bet is having the antenna in the middle of the truck, like near the cab, and having the antenna clear the top of the cab by about 2 ft. I have mine mounted on the headache rack. It's a 4 footer and clears the cab by about 3.25 ft.


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thans for the info, i dont really have much option on the mounting since its an ex, and i really dont want a magnetic antenna, so i might need to get a longer antenna then

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Your better off using one antenna, you won't be able to space 2 of them far enough apart to get good reception. they should be spaced something like 8' apart from each other. I would us a K-40 or a Wilson super trucker they are expensive but worth ever penny, i had 2 4' fiberglass ones on my Peterbilt and switched over to a single supertrucker and i'm gettin atleast 10 times the distance with it.

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Yeah stump, as I have told ya before, your best bet is a lil wilson mag mount, then you will be set. Throw it on top and you will be good to go.

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i believ the cb im lookin into is the cobra 19 II, its real small anybody got any comments on it?

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Cobra 19 is the clasiic "pocket radio" you cant go wrong with it for 30 bux.. \

Please dont put any antenna's on that excursion I beg You.

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haha, ya got any other options, where i whant to mount it wouldnbarely be noticable

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If your looking for something just for a trip and your not going to be using it all of the time, you might want to look into the "cell antennas" that use magnetic induction through the glass of a window and look like the old bag phone external antennas. They aren't the best but they DO work. No one will really notice it either. (Just make sure you tune it.) Your best bet with the Excursion is getting a magnetic mount antenna and popping it on the roof. (Ground it well) Having the Excursion, I dunno what to do if you want something permanent. Maybe mounting the antenna on the mirror.


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not sure about the excursion but on my fullsize bronco i ran a finder mount 3ft high, 3/8's width K40 fiberglass whip. the mount bolts to the inside of the finder and has a little platform that the whip rest on. im not sure if im going to go back to that or mount it on the bed of the new truck.

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