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Old 10-30-2007, 07:22 PM
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CB radio mounting location

I have a Cobra 29 CB with dual mirror mounted 48" fiberglass whips and have the cb mounted in my '96 5 speed to the right of the shifter. Just curious where other 5 speed owners have mounted theirs.
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Old 10-30-2007, 08:00 PM
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Radio Mounting

Got mine mounted to the ceiling directly above the mirror.Antenna is mounted to the headache rack. Works fine and the mike is always within easy reach(magnetic mount on the back of the mike)
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Ditto here, my 76 is up on the celing with twin whips (only wired to one) mounted on the mirro
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How did you mount it to the ceiling?
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How did you mount it to the ceiling?
I had mine mounted above the mirror on my 97. My 02 has a sunroof, so it had to go elsewhere. But anyway, the 97 has a double liner up there, just use short(1/2"-3/4") self-tapping screwsto mount your bracket and you'll be fine. If it makes you feel better, take the cardboard headliner out and have a look.

I'm curious about you guys with the two antennas, How are your SWR's? With two of them hooked up, they can't be that good(unless they are 9 feet apart). Even with only one hooked up, it still will reflect off of the other one, Are your SWR's below 2? I'm really just curious, because i've heard a lot of stories about dual whips.

Sorry to hijack this thread
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Kornfed has dual tennaes' and they are both wired, but not sure about his SWR's and how unit works?
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My Uniden is mounted above the rear-view mirror on the headliner. I just poked some holes in the liner and put some heavy card stock on the other side to make sure the bolts and nuts don't rip through. It's held for about a year with around 40 boosted 4wd launches. Mic is easy to reach as well. (Have it mounted in the clip mount that came with the radio, mounted on the radio...mic cord run around the mirror to keep it out of the way.) Ran the cables down the A piller , down the lower door step cover, under the seat and through the rear vents up to the bed and mounted the antenna (4ft from Radio Shack) in the center of my headache rack...top tube. It works pretty good. I have some signal loss due to the antenna wire being a little long as well as the ground on the antenna not being very good, but I can receive about 5 miles with the truck off. I dunno how good my transmit is.
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I just run 1 of my antennas, your right though SWR's will never be right with "true" duals
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I have a magnet mount Wilson 5000 antenna in the center of the cab. I have 1.3 to 1 SWR. Have to have low SWR to run amp. Im skippin to Rhode Island with it and on a good day I cant talk to the Bahamas.
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heres mine

i built a custom stainless steel mount that goes under the seat using the factory seat bolts . i did not want to drill holes anywhere in my truck . my antenna is a wilson 1000 fiberglass 5' and attached to the side of my tool box on a custom aluminum mount . i made it so i can pull the front pin and fold it down so i can drive in buildings and such . sorry the pics are dark , i took them tonight .
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