Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Where To Install That Mobile CB Antenna On My 2009 Sierra GMC Truck

CB antenna
  I just bought a 2009 GMC Sierra SLE Pickup Truck. I am now deciding where to place the cb antenna on the truck. I know on my old Chevy S10 Pickup Truck I had a long time ago I had a K40 Fiberglass CB Antenna on the light bar over the cab. It always seemed to do a pretty nice job. Now on this pickup truck I may buy a K40 or Wilson magnet mount cb antenna. I do have a couple of other ideas as well. I do have a 6 foot fiberglass whip cb antenna that I really never used. I have been thinking about mounting it on the rear bumper of the pickup truck. I know that this will more signal toward the front of the vehicle. My other choice was the magnet mount up on top of the cab. This one will sort a cause an even signal of more like an omni directional pattern. The nice feature of the rear bumper mount is that I may hear more of whats ahead of me.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Homebrew Scanner Antenna Project For The Shack

Similar Style Scanner Antenna
SO239 Chassis Connector
 

   I am working on a simple home-brew scanner antenna project for my bearcat scanner in my Ham CB Shack or as I call it my Man Cave. It is a very simple design for anyone to try. It is basically a vertical copper wire soldered in a SO239 chassis connector. The wire is just about the same size as the solder part of the connector. You can easily pick these up at your local radio shack or buy them from one of the dealers on the internet. I would also recommend going through Amazon.com or through Ebay.com for some good deals. The vertical wire is just typical copper house wire. The heavy gauge is enough so it will stay straight.

CB Radio Beam Antennas

CB Video Bar

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