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Old March 22nd, 2021, 16:20
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Whew. Done deal. Works as advertised. Programmed for area repeaters and simplex 'wheelin' channels + ham repeaters scan.

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Oops. Doubled up on one. Seat bottom clears and I don't ford rivers.

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Whew. Done deal. Works as advertised. Programmed for area repeaters and simplex 'wheelin' channels + ham repeaters scan.
Looks good. As promised, here's what my CB came out like:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/maDFmCaF19fD5rQP9
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Looks good. As promised, here's what my CB came out like:

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Re: CB Radio in the XJ

Sure does. The only thing I've noticed is that on really steep downhills, the mic can sometimes slip off and down onto the floor. Been thinking about where I might be able to put the little hanging clip that came with the radio.

Other than that, it's a vast improvement on having the thing jammed in between the passenger seat and the center console.
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Most important is the antenna followed by the mounting location and least critical is the radio itself. I have a Midland "in the handset" model that hardly ever gets used, we moved early on to FRS and now with cell phones now.
I would agree that if you go with cb the antenna location and size are as if not more important than the cb itself. Next I would either get a cb that can be tuned for the antenna size or buy an antenna tuner. I mounted my 3ft to the top of my spare tire rack in back and cb mounted to the side of my passenger front tunnel.

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Re: CB Radio in the XJ

As I understand it, the radio itself isn't "tuned" to the antenna size, what you're actually doing is tuning the antenna to the vehicle.

If you're setting up a CB, you definitely need at least a VSWR meter and a short length of cable (you're putting the meter between the radio and cable to the antenna). They're not expensive - for example, Walcott Radio has a small meter packaged with a short coax cable and a booklet on how to use them all for $30. They also have a nice article on what the VSWR tuning process is and how to go about it:

https://www.walcottradio.com/help/sw...r-cb-radio.php
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Sure does. The only thing I've noticed is that on really steep downhills, the mic can sometimes slip off and down onto the floor. Been thinking about where I might be able to put the little hanging clip that came with the radio.

Other than that, it's a vast improvement on having the thing jammed in between the passenger seat and the center console.
With my remote head above the rear view mirror I mounted the mic holder on the map/dome light housing overhead.. cheating toward the passenger side for underside clearance and perfect to reach. Yup, drilled 3 pilot holes.. it's a Jeep.
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Re: CB Radio in the XJ

Makes sense when the mic still plugs directly into the radio, but in my case I have that extension that brings the mic's plug down to the center console right below the tcase shifter.

I just have to stare at it a bit to figure out what might work well...
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