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post #1 of 5 Old 04-14-2009, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Question CB radio install? Where to put the antenna?

So i installed a cb... mainly cause i had one laying around and i wanted something to do and it could be fun talking to truckers and friends

but now i have an ugly antenna...

I tried hiding it, putting it under the roof, inside door pillars, etc... nothing works

Where does the radio antenna go? What would happen if i just ran the antenna wire to that wire?

Any ideas of how to hide a cb antenna and still having some signal?
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CB antenna requires a ground plane to truly be effective, but WHY? LOL I'd search on antennas and find one that will work without a ground plane... but again, gotta ask but WHY!

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I dunno about CBs but I know you can get a "glass mount" antenna for ham radios.. maybe you can mount it really low on the rear windshield almost hugging the glass?

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Glass mounted antenna's of any type get you poor performance. Your antenna needs a good ground and no obstructions to get it to perform. You can't ground it on glass. A good magnetic mounted antenna should do fine, mounted on the trunk. You could also go with a lip mounted antenna and mount it to the side the trunk lid. Either way your not going to be able to hide the antenna if you want to actually use the CB.

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Better yet....Where are you going to put the CB? I got my K40, trunk lip mount, ready to go. I just have no idea where I am going to put the CB in the car. Mine will be temporary for a road trip, but not really anywhere to put my fullsize unit.

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