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JESSE A
February 13th, 2009, 18:43
i searched a lot and found some good stuff but im not sure where i want to mount my antenna. Where do the so calers mount them, im thinking right behind the hood in front of the windsheild away from the trees.

But i just want to make sure ill get enough reception with a 2 foot fiberglass antenna mounted in that area, especially if im going to be drilling a hole in my cab, in that location.

thanks jesse

4xSanta
February 13th, 2009, 19:09
i searched a lot and found some good stuff but im not sure where i want to mount my antenna. Where do the so calers mount them, im thinking right behind the hood in front of the windsheild away from the trees.

But i just want to make sure ill get enough reception with a 2 foot fiberglass antenna mounted in that area, especially if im going to be drilling a hole in my cab, in that location.

thanks jesse

I think next time I am going to use one of those "Z" brackets you use at the area between the hood and fender.......SANTA

JESSE A
February 13th, 2009, 19:29
ya that might be better than mounting it into the hood, i wont have to drill and i got one of those springs too so its flexable

SanDiegoXJ
February 13th, 2009, 19:42
I mounted mine on the body inside the rear hatch...I'll get a photo tomorrow when it's light out

lamula
February 13th, 2009, 19:46
Jesse.. The best place for functionality the center of the roof area is best as it gives the signal the best ground plane.
If you mount on the rear corners the antenna may get torn off by a rock or tree.
if you mount on the front somewhere it's safe for the most part but you may lose a little signal.
BTW It great to meet and wheel with you in Calico.
Gary

JESSE A
February 13th, 2009, 20:14
thanks gary it was good meeting you too. i think its going to go in the cowl or in between the hood and fender i just would like some pics and ideas.

SanDiegoXJ
February 14th, 2009, 09:41
ok, so here's some pics of mine:

Close up from outside
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l218/jeepfiend/Jeep/CB%20Antenna%20Mount/CBAntennaMount001.jpg

Close up of mount from inside
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l218/jeepfiend/Jeep/CB%20Antenna%20Mount/CBAntennaMount003.jpg

Close up shot from rear of mount
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l218/jeepfiend/Jeep/CB%20Antenna%20Mount/CBAntennaMount002.jpg

Side shot of vehicle to guage clearance
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l218/jeepfiend/Jeep/CB%20Antenna%20Mount/CBAntennaMount004.jpg

Mr.OverKill
February 14th, 2009, 11:38
i use a Wilson 1000 mag mount placed dead center of the top of my rig, if you get in to trees and it snags it just lays over and you put it back up

karstic
February 14th, 2009, 13:22
i use a Wilson 1000 mag mount placed dead center of the top of my rig, if you get in to trees and it snags it just lays over and you put it back up

Dead center of the roof is the best location. Give up the fiberglass and get a stainless stell antennae like a Wilson 1000 or 5000. The SS is flexible enough not to have to worry about trees breaking it.