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Spott

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Posted: 08/16/06 05:11pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Since the subject of CB installs has come up again I wanted to post what I have done for our rig.

I have my NGP (no ground plane) antenna mounted to the ladder

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The camper coax is attached to the ladder and jack bracket with plastic tie wraps, than under the camper and along the bed to a double barrel connector.

When the camper is off the truck, the truck coax is left coiled up out of the way in the front of the bed with the connector attached the keep the end clean. The Camper coax just gets coiled and hung on the bumper of the camper.

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The truck coax is run through the flap vent behind the back seat and run under the carpet to an A B C switch box, A is for the Wilson-1000 magnet mount antenna when the camper is off the truck, C is the camper antenna.

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I mounted my CB to the door of a small storage compartment on the lower dash of the F-350, I hard wired the power to the fuse panel and chassis.

I use a good independent SWR meter to tune the antenna and than use the SWR meter built into the CB to check it periodically.


Me - Kim - Spot
2006 F-350 4x4 DRW V10 - 2005 Northern Lite 10-2000CD

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Pete_k

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Posted: 08/27/06 07:10pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for posting that. I have been trying to figure out how to mount one in mine.
Now with that post its not as bad a job.
Pete


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Posted: 08/27/06 08:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Check out this site. It has more info about antennas than anyone should know.

http://www.firestik.com/

whizbang

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Posted: 08/27/06 10:03pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Spott,

Could you possible post another picture of the cb installation a little further back??

I have an 03. Dispite the fact it is a large truck, ther is no place obvious to me where to mount a radio.

Thanks.


Whizbang
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Spott

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Posted: 08/29/06 07:47am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here you go Whizbang

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It's the only place I have to mount it but after a while the radio was just too heavy and the door keeps falling open.

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