ive read and been told for co-phase (2 antennas) to work properly they need at least 7ft between them. i doubt your rig is that wide, i would run a single. you can put a "poser" antenna on the other side just for looks, ive never done it, but some say its a bad idea, it causes problems getting SWR correct.nctaco06 said:i just got my CB radio for my 03 taco, and i have a question running back and forth through my mind, single or dual antennas??? any1 out there know perhaps the pros and/or cons on either? thanks.
no pro, but have alot of beginners experience, (try and say as simple as i can) radio waves when you transmit will be concentrated toward greatest metal mass. that said, center of roof is best location for all around. don't want roof mount? when i was running the Wilson sw-2000 trucker i mounted it on the back center of the tool box on the latch side, right where the label was. i ran a steel whip on side of box and same location of sw-2000. the center tool box worked the best of the two for me, but my Wilson-1000 magnet mount on the center roof powered by my galaxy dx-33 is dang near perfect.cmize said:where is the second best pace to mount the antenna seems like most of u use a magnetic roof mount?? i like a fixed antenna if i have room for the tool box to open i want to put mine on the corner of the bed up front maybe in the middle but might look dumb. i never open the sliding rear window. what do yall think about mounting locations???
nctaco06 said:i just got my CB radio for my 03 taco, and i have a question running back and forth through my mind, single or dual antennas??? any1 out there know perhaps the pros and/or cons on either? thanks.
Nice work. I like the cb in the ash tray area.Packoo said:
Try a launch [email protected] 5" high strength magnets connected by a triangular plate that supports the antenna. Rotate it to where two magnets are facing forward and a single magnet to the rear.Full_Tilt_Fud said:Magnet mounts suck..........at least here i the midwest where we have trees to wheel around...........I have a 3' antenna on a magnetic base that sits on a steel plate in the middle of my over-the-rails toolbox and I bet I had to stop at least 4 or 5 times on my last trail ride to set the fucker back up because it got knocked off its plate......and i even upgraded it to a stronger magnet.
yeah I had that exact same mount idea! Had some off-brand cb which didnt tx worth a shit, velcro'd in! The velcro never quite held up though, and i decided to upgrade to a cobra 19?? i think is the model. Anyway, when I cut that back paneling with my soldering iron, I left that very top piece in tact. So this time instead of using velcro, i Zip-Tied it to that top piece and its been working GREATTTT. I like my new radio, too. Its back-lit orange so it matches the rest of my truck dash and my xm radio. I need to get either a right-elbow connector for the antenna, or make a pigtail, because its not all the way flush. Couldnt find my cam, ill take a pic soon though.