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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-15-2019, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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CB antenna placement

I'm about to install a CB on my JK and I'm toying with the antenna placement, one of the options I am considering is the tire carrier, but instead of mounting the antenna to the base on the tailgate I am thinking about using angle iron to raise it above the spare tire. Below is a picture of what I have in mind, the red part would be the metal base, the black line the antenna.
Would this be a good option?
Would a need a NGP antenna? or, a regular one?
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I don't think you will have any issues with placement, especially if you have a decent radio. I doubt it would fit in a standard garage if you used a firestick or anything similar. Would stink to have to remove the antenna every time you pulled in.

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That looks like a fine location Art. No ground plane antenna doesn't really matter too much for CB however it is important for choosing a VHF ham antenna. Firesticks are really tricky to tune and are very sensitive to placement. I've had the best luck with the Wilson Trucker CB antenna.
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I don't think you will have any issues with placement, especially if you have a decent radio. I doubt it would fit in a standard garage if you used a firestick or anything similar. Would stink to have to remove the antenna every time you pulled in.
Thanks. I'm OK having to remove it, I don't use the CB in town so it will stay off most of the time.

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That looks like a fine location Art. No ground plane antenna doesn't really matter too much for CB however it is important for choosing a VHF ham antenna. Firesticks are really tricky to tune and are very sensitive to placement. I've had the best luck with the Wilson Trucker CB antenna.
Thanks John, I just placed the order for the Wilson Trucker. I been meaning to get a HAM license but keep putting it off, I should make it a point o do it after the holidays.
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Thanks. I'm OK having to remove it, I don't use the CB in town so it will stay off most of the time.


Thanks John, I just placed the order for the Wilson Trucker. I been meaning to get a HAM license but keep putting it off, I should make it a point o do it after the holidays.
I was told that you don't have to learn morse code anymore. I think that was probably holding a lot of people back LOL. Who want's to learn morse anyway :-p
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Morse code was eliminated as a requirement quite a few years ago, it's the ancient version of digital communications . It's still very popular on the ham bands and takes up very little bandwidth.
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