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Old 05-31-2016, 09:44 PM   #1
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CB radio antenna mount?

Thinking about mounting a CB radio in my new coach. The problem is, finding a good location for the antenna. Any suggestions?
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Since I don't want to talk to, or hear anyone more than a mile away, I simply sat my CB antenna in the corner of the slide behind the drivers seat. SW is 2, which is OK.
If you wish to mount your CB antenna on the side of the coach, check this mount for your use: http://www.rightchannelradios.com/co...de-mount-kit-4
For my MH, this mount would fit nicely right behind the drivers side window. I would leave half of the 4' antenna above the roofline.
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Do you have a rear-mount ladder to the roof? I have a 4' whip that sticks up approx 2' above roofline, mount is clamped to the ladder rail. Put it back there as I have a 2m Ham thru-the-glass antenna up front - wanted some distance between them. Look on Amazon for a Midland thru-the-glass CB antenna - should be about $20... ST
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I used the exact mount Ray suggested through the wall just above the driver's window with a 3' NGP fiberglass antenna. I tried one of the through the window antennas and it didn't work worth a flip. Our travelling buddy couldn't receive me when I was directly in front of him no more than 100' away. The 3' fiberglass works great.
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The previous owner of our coach was a HAM radio operator. He had an antenna mounted on a bracket fastened to the slide topper. I simply switched antennas.

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Thinking about mounting a CB radio in my new coach. The problem is, finding a good location for the antenna. Any suggestions?
It looks like I've run out of time before we leave for our summer trip. I'll have to analyze the advice I've received and act on it later this year.

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The previous owner of our coach was a HAM radio operator. He had an antenna mounted on a bracket fastened to the slide topper. I simply switched antennas.

Can you offer up more pics and info concerning this installation ? I like the idea but I'm curious where the cable goes when the slide is retracted. I have a through the window one now that serves the purpose but I'd like a true direct connection.
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Mine is a 4 ft firestik side mount between windshield and door frame on MH. No Ground Plane Side Mount Kits from FIRESTIK®
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Thinking about mounting a CB radio in my new coach. The problem is, finding a good location for the antenna. Any suggestions?
On the hood.

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On the side mirror. Firestik no ground plane antenna works great.
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The NGP antenna is either the same or an updated version that came on my Fleetwood. The plastic cracked after a number of years and it rusted out.

I removed the antenna and put some aluminum tape over the holes. Now that I know where to find it, I may replace the mount but repurpose it for ham radio purposes.

Thanks for the link

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Can you offer up more pics and info concerning this installation ? I like the idea but I'm curious where the cable goes when the slide is retracted. I have a through the window one now that serves the purpose but I'd like a true direct connection.
The cable runs thru a hole with a grommet inserted in it to prevent chaffing just below the bracket under the awning topper. Inside it runs down the corner of the slide and under the couch. Exits the front corner of the couch and around the corner to the drivers side up to the cockpit where the radio is mounted. Leave enough slack in the cable so that when the slide is retracted it has enough to stretch around it without tugging on the radio. The excess can be tucked away when the slide is extended.
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