Has anybody installed a CB?
If so what type of antenna did you use and on what location did you mount it?
How about the radio? Not much under dash space.
I will have to wait until my Nitro arrives to figure this out.Since I travel alot I thought about making a Ant. mount using the Trailer hitch location (even though for ground plane reasons this is not a prefered location)
Cb locations I had thought about: under dash passenger side, inside or back of console, or hidden under seat.
I would be interested in hearing what you come up with.
The old days of QSO's and QSL cards have gone 10-7, but there is no better way to stay in touch with road conditions, find cops or talk to the vehicle next to you.Man I saw this and thought I was back in the 70s, all kidding aside, I guess if you go in areas that don't have cell phone coverage you would need a CB, They use to have lip mounts with adjustable knuckles or there was magnetic antennas but some had swr problems. It does bring back memories , had a lot of fun with side band back in the day. anybody want a QSL card? :bud:
I've got it!
1. Clamp on antenna on the roof rack mount.
2. Through the glass (Cell style) antenna on rear window. I have seen thes in JC Whitney in the past. Not sure how well 27Mhz couples through the glass though.
Now I can go to bed.
Try this one on for size: http://www.amazon.com/Little-Wil-Wilson-Magnet-Antenna/dp/B0006VKG7KAnyone know of any websites that sell a low profile magnetic mount cb antenna?
JC Whitney has some small ones like that. They also sell some of those with cheap CB kits available at the truckstops--- little rubber antenna-- not much range, but at least you can hear what is going onThanks for the help, but thats not what I am looking for. Guest I such have been more specific. I am looking for something that has no shaft, kinda like what a XM or GPS antenna looks like. My wife doesn't want a big steal or fiberglass antenna stuck ot the top of her SUV.
I use a Cobra 75-WXST in my Jeep because of the small size. Most of the logic is in the mic, and all you have to find permanent space for is a tiny box which just holds power/antenna/mic connections. It's probably not as full-featured or powerful as the traditional CB setup, but it's worked great for me on trail rides with a 4' fiberglass antenna. Just something to consider on the radio front, but I'm not sure at which point you'd be better off with just a handheld CB radio if you're looking for the stealth antenna install..
I hope I'm just misunderstanding something here, but that CB does not come with an antenna, "stealth" or otherwise. Looking closer at the Amazon page, it's not clear if it even comes with the box needed to plug the radio into the antenna/power/etc. I haven't researched antenna options in a long time now, so I'm not even sure what's available nowadays.Got the 75WXST coming for my truck, Ram's don't have a good place to mount a standard CB either. Most likely will get for the Nitro also. Looks like I will have go with a stealth antenna install because of the lack of low profile CB antennas.
I have placed a 2 M / 70 cm dual band Ham antenna and ham radio in my nitro. If you go to my pics and look closesly at the placement you'll see that it's behind the hood yet in front of the windshield on the driver's side. There's a plastic piece you can remove there and install it into the sheet metal without ruining the appearance.
I can post more detailed pics if anybody would like. I hunted high and low trying to find antenna placement. This was the best location that I could come up with.
Just so you know, I put in one of the stealth antennas in my Suburban and the the actual radiated power, as mearsured with a field strength meter, was less than my 5W Walkie Talkie with it's internal antenna.Streetdancer, it looks good, but since my wife is the primary driver of our Nitro, she'll never go for it. Thanks, man. My sreach continues.