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Old 08-24-2010, 03:07 PM
tomogden tomogden is offline
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Arrow CB radio antella placement on tool box

***antenna - oops, typo.

Alright -- one more question about my CB install.

I know the toolbox isn't the best place for an antenna. Right now I'm using a mag-mount Little Will and I'm gonna keep it for times when I'm off-roading/on a long road trip. But, for everyday use, I want to mount a fiberglass antenna that I bought locally, so people will be less temped to walk off with it and so I don't scrape the roof of the parking garage at work. I ordered a Firestik stake hole mount online but apparently I got scammed -- it never showed up (avoid www.premiere-electronics.net !!!).

So - here's what I'm going to do. I have a toolbox right behind the cab and I'm gonna drill into the side of its lid to mount the fiberglass antenna. I'm going to use half of a semi truck mirror mount (like the front half of this one http://www.truckers-store.com/image_..._thumbnail.JPG).

I attached a pic of my toolbox and am wondering what point would be the best to mount the antenna, or if it matters at all reception-wise. On the side closest to the cab/middle/farthest from the cab, or in the middle of the long side of the lid? I checked and the antenna will clear the roof of the cab if the lid is opened.

Thanks for the help again guys.
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Old 08-27-2010, 07:16 AM
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Default Re: CB radio antella placement on tool box

*bump

still wondering if anyone has an opinion on where to bolt my antenna to my toolbox...
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:27 AM
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Default Re: CB radio antella placement on tool box

The middle would be best. I have mine mounted on the pass. side behind the cab though and it works great. i used half of the mirror mount as well. Just screwed it in with some self tappers and it works great. I also have a medium duty spring between the antenna and mount. It keeps the antenna from getting broken when it hits stuff. For example parking garages, and low tree branches.
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The middle would be best. I have mine mounted on the pass. side behind the cab though and it works great. i used half of the mirror mount as well. Just screwed it in with some self tappers and it works great. I also have a medium duty spring between the antenna and mount. It keeps the antenna from getting broken when it hits stuff. For example parking garages, and low tree branches.
good idea with the spring i need to do one
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