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    Re-doing cb radio.

    Hey guys so went to the cb shop the other day to see what was up with my radio and antenna set up but turn out Iím going to have to redo my set up was wondering if you guys know of any good antenna mounts that you are using that work really well. IMG_4733.jpg


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clifford33 View Post
    Hey guys so went to the cb shop the other day to see what was up with my radio and antenna set up but turn out Iím going to have to redo my set up was wondering if you guys know of any good antenna mounts that you are using that work really well. IMG_4733.jpg


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    the plate style that gets mounted behind tail light gives a solid and well grounded point, but what he said^ whats the issue?

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    There telling me that my tire carrier and hard top at interfering with my signal and output. But almost every antenna mount out there is behind the tire and hard top. I havenít been getting good signal for a while now. They also told me that my ground and hot are to close together where the antenna is mounted. Iíll post up some pics soon of what I have set up.


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    Re-doing cb radio.

    I use a hood mount. I get very good reception. Hereís a link to the one I have. Iíd imagine there are other sources for similar products.

    https://www.rightchannelradios.com/p...der-mount-2007


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    This is my set up ate all taken apart right now but I set my antenna where i had it.


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    Also if you guys have an external speaker you would suggest.


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    I'd start with making sure you have a good ground. That was my problem. SWR was buried in the red. I used a grounding strap and sanded off the powder coat on everything and it was good to go after that.

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    I would venture that this is likely your problem. Bad ground due to (a) painted surface and (b) limited contact because the hole is too big for the antenna base. IMG_2942.JPG


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    What kind of antenna are you using. Top or mid load? I always used a Wilson Silver load top load antenna on my old FJ40. The load makes it so the signal gets out at the top of the antenna. Anything that is blocking the antenna makes it harder to get out and receive. Thatís why the best signal youíll ever have is if you have it above the roof of any vehicle. But that isnít possible without hitting everything with it. Any truck stop will have a Wilson Silver load.
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