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1999amethyst
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:10 pm    Post subject: CB questions Reply with quote

Ok so most places where i go want some sort of CB radio. But I don't like the huge antenna but i want it to work well. What's the shortest but still gets good reception length for the antenna and the best location to install at?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

best reception is usually when antenna is centered over the vehicle - so a magnet mount or permanent through your roof would be what you need. but, most people don't want to mount through the roof and end up with either a side-panel mount on the XJ or with a mount that fits behind your tail-lamp housing. there are some that mount to the front fender just inside of your hood as well. a good rule of thumb is to have the height 1' or higher than your highest point on the jeep. firestik's and wilson's are both good brands.
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1999amethyst
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks that helps alot.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, a decent quality magnet mount like the Wilson "Lil-Wil" isn't a bad choice...especially if you want a small antenna that's easy to remove/install. But keep in mind, a small antenna usually equates to poor performance (especially if un-tuned). And there is no such thing as "throw one on and go" type (especially small). Make sure you tune the antenna. Most all of the better quality mag mounts will be base loaded...so you'll want to try and mount it on the roof. Just getting a portion of the "stinger" (whip) above the rig might not be enough.

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