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Old 05-07-2008, 10:00 AM
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CB antenna ideas?

For mothers day I want a CB in my EX. Anyone have one on theirs? How/where do you have the antenna attached, and what kind is it?
I know I want something low profile, I'm just clueless on which route to go.
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i would say the most convenient places ive seen would be either an antenna with a magnet put up top on the roof, or it is fairly low pro to mount it to the rear bumper, off one of the corners, sort of like this minus the aftermarket bumper, but you get the idea.


also here is a link to the site for the antenna and bracket used in the pictures
CATALOG Main Page (Frame Setup)
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:42 AM
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I've used a bunch of different antenna set-ups, and some of the best ones are the plain old magnet mounts. Wilson sells several of them. The wilson 1000 mag mount is a good all around antanna for a basic to slightly tweaked radio imo.

If you're looking for something low profile, get the Wilson 'lil 'wil. I've got a buddy who has this one, and he's real happy with it. It's only about 2 1/2' tall, but works just fine.

If you really want to get out and have the radio to do it, you can't beat a 102" whip on a bumper ball mount.



Good luck and Happy Mothers Day!!

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My suggestion is a k40 roof mount. Not magnet mount. The K40 is a great antenna and can be permenately mounted to the roof. It can be matched to any radio. For anything your gonna do this would be the best route to go.
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:24 AM
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I have a problem with the permamnently mounted antennas in case you need to remove it for parking garages, or off-roading.

Now that I think more, is the K-40 the swivel mounted one? That actually does disconnect I think. ops:
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i would say the most convenient places ive seen would be either an antenna with a magnet put up top on the roof, or it is fairly low pro to mount it to the rear bumper, off one of the corners, sort of like this minus the aftermarket bumper, but you get the idea.


also here is a link to the site for the antenna and bracket used in the pictures
CATALOG Main Page (Frame Setup)
Is that spring loaded?

does it beat the crap out of your truck?
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Old 05-08-2008, 04:51 AM
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Wow, thanks for all the replies..I'm still confused though..LOL. I did come up with a few more questions though. I figured out that I'm sort of limited on application areas. I can't do a rooftop mount because I only have 1/2 clearance to get me EX in the garage and I don't think bases are that low. So i guess my options are a magnet on the roof, a magnet to the hood, a bumper mount, or maybe a mirror mount? I'd rather be more inconspicuous though, so if I can get decent reception and range I'd like to avoid the rood mount all together. So far here is what I'm concidering..and advice is appreciated.
This one is probably a no, but..
Radioware & Radio Bookstore - Flex-tenna CB Antenna
It's only 15" tall, but it might not work well either.
Ok, then there is the lil will like was suggested...
Wilson Little Wil CB Radio Antenna
I like how it is a magnet mount.
Here are two cabela carries:
Cabela's -- Shakespeare 5240 Low-Profile Antenna
Cabela's -- Shakespeare Little Giant&#8482 4050-B CB Antenna
Really I just noticed them because they were low.
And this one was mentioned on an offroad forum:
Flying J E-Store: Electronics: CB Satellite Radio: Travel Plaza Truckers

I was also looking at the Firestik as 99Stroker suggested. I read their coating helps to eliminate static...anyone find this to be true?

So many choices, and I just really want to get it right the first time!
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I would definitly go with thr little wil. Good antenna for what you are looking for IMO.

If it is too high for your garage then at least the cabellas one can be mounted on the side of the vehicle and swivel up.. Don't have any experiences with them though...

Good luck
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You want a base loaded unit unless you will be mounting to a spot with ten inches of steel all around it. It has to do with the wave pattern it will throw on transmit. Non base loaded units like the Wilson 2000 are best used in a dual system and same with fiberglass ones like the Firestick.

There is a mount that can be found at most truck stops now that mounts to a vertical panel with a brace about a foot up, it's stock issue for Kenworth T2000 tractors. Thats what I would use and mount on the quarter panel behind the back tire.

You cant beet any Willson brand product, some others are as good but none better! That little Wil is what I would do if I wanted mag mount unit, that little thing is 300 watt rated. 30 years of trucking and CBs gets to be something you know a bit about.

Good luck
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here is my setup, but my truck does not sleep in the garage....


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