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by Flyingfischer5 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:10 am

Any of you have photos for how/where and how big of antenna you used? I found a few photos but would like to see what you guys did before I go ordering parts.

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by mason10198 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:33 am

I used a 3' FirestikImageImageImage
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by Flyingfischer5 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:14 pm

Well I installed my antenna in the same spot you did. I got a 4' instead for extra clearance for my tent.

I have a Cobra 29 LX Max coming in the mail this week.
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by Flyingfischer5 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:41 pm

I am wanting to mount my CB radio to the roof through the headliner with magnetic mounts. I am wondering if I could use magnet mounts for the cb radio or would that interfere? I know you can get mag antennas but wasn't sure about using some on the receiver.
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by TBYODA » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:04 pm

Flyingfischer5 wrote:I am wanting to mount my CB radio to the roof through the headliner with magnetic mounts. I am wondering if I could use magnet mounts for the cb radio or would that interfere? I know you can get mag antennas but wasn't sure about using some on the receiver.

The magnetic mounts won’t interfere but are they strong enough not to drop the cb on your head during a big downared jolt?
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by Flyingfischer5 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:09 pm

You can get different strength ones. Just an idea I had.

Any other way you think I could mount up there without drilling and bolting through the roof?
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by Flyingfischer5 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:12 pm

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by djthumper » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:06 am

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by mason10198 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:08 am

I'd probably advise against using magnets. Doesn't sound reliable.

Just another thought for where to put it... I put mine directly on the dash, lined up with the 2 middle air vents. No screw mounts, just double sided foam tape on the bottom of the radio. Doesn't block as much view as you think. Dash panel up against the windshield pops off and is good for running wires.Image
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by mason10198 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:09 am

djthumper wrote:Go with something like this, https://www.amazon.com/Firestik-K-11-Ma ... enna+mount
Dj, he's talking about mounting the radio itself, not the antenna.
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by Flyingfischer5 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:19 pm

Dash is my second option. I was just thinking of different spot to put this receiver.
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by hilljb » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:42 pm

I ordered a small Midland radio and placed it under the dash. Even with me being 6'2" and having a 38" inseam, this hasn't gotten in the way at all.

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I also ordered a mirror mount for the antenna and ditched half of it, bolting the main unit directly to my tire gate.

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by Flyingfischer5 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:56 am

Thought about that spot Jason but my radio is a bit too wide to fit in that area without going over the bump in the middle.
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