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wa8yxm

Davison Michigan (East of Flint)

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Posted: 04/09/22 05:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MountainAir05 wrote:

should not be hard, if fiberglass then you will need a ground wire to the antenna. I have installed one on every RV we have own. All worked. You just have to pick a place usually drivers side front and look where to get cable if not already ran and the antenna mount.


How I'd do it.
First get a good (Firestick?) NO GROUND PLANE antenna.

now on the "A" pillar (First pillar the one adjoining the windsheld) Id' find a mount so the tip of the FireStick is 1" higher than the highest point on the RF (I like double purpose. that makes it a "Bridge Stick"

Use half a "Mirror mount" (The L shaped half)
Drill and pass the coax into the pillar under the mount. seal with GOOP (you do not want leaks) mount with lag bolts.

Down the pillar to under the dash. From there all you need to do is decide where to put the radio...

How I did it and a warning

I finished and lag bolted a 2x4 to the wall, Left of the Driver's seat UNDER (Warning) the windo.. Mounted radio's (3 of 'em) to the 2x4

WARNING.. Window sweats. water got into one of the radios.

But there are other places you can mount.

GALS or GALLS (Police equpment) sells some interesting mounts.


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2005 Damon Intruder 377 Alas declared a total loss
after a semi "nicked" it. Still have the radios
Kenwood TS-2000, ICOM ID-5100, ID-51A+2, ID-880 REF030C most times


MarkTwain

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wny_pat wrote:

MarkTwain wrote:

There is no separate CB channel just for RVers..
There use to be, and still technically is. Channel 13, and some RVers still use it. Just like Channel 9 is the emergency channel and 11 is the calling channel.


To get the most complete and current road information and conditions, I use channel 17 for the west coast and channel 19 for other states. These are the channels the truckers use. Some people have the opinion that the "language" of truckers is objectionable. After 20 yrs. of using CB talking with truckers, this has not been true for me. I actually hear more foul language on High school campuses after spending 30 years as a high school Principal. Just my opinion.

Onyrlef

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Speaking of technology, years ago my kids would tell me to get a Garmin and I'd just say "that's what maps are for", until I got one.

Acampingwewillgo

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I've had a CB radio since Jr. High school....had one mounted on my bicycle and went to what did they call them back in the 60'ies, "coffee breaks"? in parking lots.

I can't tout the use of them nowadays although I continue to have one in the RV as well as the "toad"....still get a kick out of listening mostly now even though much of the CB traffic is now 10 meter traffic.
I use it while traveling with others(caravans) and when I disconnect the toad and looking for a campsite within a campground or narrow road leading into a CG. If your stuck in traffic, it's generally too late to do much about it but still nice to know which lines are closed ahead or exactly what's going on causing traffic. Mostly, these circumstances amount to short distance communication and I expect nothing more!
Enjoy!!!


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mountainkowboy

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I will be running both CB and HAM in ours, there will be an antenna on both sides.....countdown to fulltime.......


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