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    CB Radio Install

    Post by thurdzephalon on 3rd November 2009, 5:47 pm

    A few weeks ago, raluaces and I installed a CB radio in my truck to power a power horn for use as a PA. We didn't get around to installing an antenna due to lack of funds and lack of sunlight. does anyone have any suggestions as to a good antenna setup? Lower profile would be optimal, as I keep my truck in a parking garage.

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    Re: CB Radio Install

    Post by Ralph on 3rd November 2009, 5:48 pm

    thurdzephalon wrote:A few weeks ago, raluaces and I installed a CB radio in my truck to power a power horn for use as a PA. We didn't get around to installing an antenna due to lack of funds and lack of sunlight. does anyone have any suggestions as to a good antenna setup? Lower profile would be optimal, as I keep my truck in a parking garage.

    oh wow i completely forgot that!!! lol we would have driven into the garage and smack off goes the 30 dollar antenna, you could put it in between the bed of the truck and the cab possibly, idk how reception would be doing that though
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    Re: CB Radio Install

    Post by thurdzephalon on 3rd November 2009, 5:56 pm

    This is the best one I've found so far. I was just wondering if anyone else out there had experience with an install like this before and had constructive input. I'll probably end up getting this one. When i do depends on whether they ship to P.O. Boxes.
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    Re: CB Radio Install

    Post by ChemE on 3rd November 2009, 7:55 pm

    Would you consider getting a ham radio license in conjunction to using CB? Ham radio operators in general are better prepared for emergencies.
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    Re: CB Radio Install

    Post by thurdzephalon on 3rd November 2009, 8:04 pm

    I wasn't really considering it. Maybe some day in the distant future. I'm not really planning on a rural lifestyle as of right now.
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    Re: CB Radio Install

    Post by redneck_rebel on 3rd November 2009, 9:38 pm

    ive got a cb on my truck and ive installed numerous cbs.
    to a certain extent the higher you rasie the antenna better reception also the thicker gauge of the wire is also better. and a side note i wouldnt recommend an antenna that clips on your window you might get a day where your a/c fails and you cant roll down the other window.
    also a helpful tip idk if you know this already but keep in mind that channel 9 is always monitored by police stations and police cars and most hospitals
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    Re: CB Radio Install

    Post by ThePreserver on 4th November 2009, 12:18 am

    What frequency does CB radio work on? Also, how many channels does the bandwidth allow? I'm kind of curious to know..I guess I should Wikipedia that.
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    Re: CB Radio Install

    Post by redneck_rebel on 4th November 2009, 12:31 am

    i couldnt really tell you if theirs a set numbers of channel if i recall right mine goes up to 49
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    Re: CB Radio Install

    Post by thurdzephalon on 4th November 2009, 1:49 am

    Mine goes up to 40. Just got done installing a CB/PA in raluaces' truck. We're building an army!
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    Re: CB Radio Install

    Post by redneck_rebel on 4th November 2009, 3:05 am

    awesome i too have a pa system that i plan to install but haven't gotten around to do it ...in fact the speaker been sitting in my closet for like 6 months now lol
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    Re: CB Radio Install

    Post by Mr.Shyguy on 4th November 2009, 10:16 am

    "Closet" kinda kool when we heard those redknex from florida lol
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    Re: CB Radio Install

    Post by redneck_rebel on 5th November 2009, 12:29 am

    Mr.Shyguy wrote:"Closet" kinda kool when we heard those redknex from florida lol

    lol what that makes no sense what so ever

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