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Old 02-12-2010, 01:37 PM
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Just picked up a CB combo 2 get me by till I get a HAM lic., now is there any suggestions on where or who can help my install it? I can pay in beer, cash or a mixture of both!
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Old 02-12-2010, 02:31 PM
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What did you buy Brandon? Most cb's and antennas are pretty simple to install yourself. Did you get a SWR meter with your radio too? I'm sure if you posted this up in the HAM and CB section of the forum, there would be folks that could talk you thorugh it or maybe help you out.
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What did you buy Brandon? Most cb's and antennas are pretty simple to install yourself. Did you get a SWR meter with your radio too? I'm sure if you posted this up in the HAM and CB section of the forum, there would be folks that could talk you thorugh it or maybe help you out.
Does seem about that time for another Green Eggs and Ham Run. When the next big snow storm predicted?
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Old 02-12-2010, 03:32 PM
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Brandon, I've got an SWR meter for tuning your antenna. The antenna that I picked up was pretty good and needed very little tuning. We used the SWR meter to check the set up on Bruiser's rig and his was just about spot on as well.

With an FJC the biggest challenge (from my perspective) would be deciding where to put the mounting bracket and antenna. The connections for power and antenna are pretty straight forward.
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Does seem about that time for another Green Eggs and Ham Run. When the next big snow storm predicted?
Some time between the WBPP and CM- ideally one of the first two Saturdays in April.
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Some time between the WBPP and CM- ideally one of the first two Saturdays in April.
I vote for the 1st Saturday in April. I'll be in Montana the 2nd week. I would still like to get my 8800 cloned.
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What did you buy Brandon? Most cb's and antennas are pretty simple to install yourself. Did you get a SWR meter with your radio too? I'm sure if you posted this up in the HAM and CB section of the forum, there would be folks that could talk you thorugh it or maybe help you out.
I like 2 learn with someone who knows what there doing, I'd rather not mess up my DD. I thought that I would post up that I went threw them and was happy with the service so far, and I'll be looking for the green eggs and ham run on the forum. One of the RS members has already answered the call and now I'm just waiting for the package and scheduling.
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Hi Brandon,

You can do a seach on the FJCruiser forums in the mean time, to get some ideas on mounting, etc in your Fj.

Here is kind of the treasure chest of how to dos:
http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forum...ead-first.html

Here is one on the Cobra install:

http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forum...ndi-mount.html

I installed my Cobra, just under the dash and have it mounted on the left side near passanger feet.

I installed my HAM between the sun visors based on this example:

http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forum...st-w-pics.html

Hope all this is helpful.
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Guys, I moved these posts to a new thread. It's not nice to clutter up a vendor's thread with the details of a CB install when the equipment wasn't purchased from that vendor.

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...I thought that I would post up that I went threw them and was happy with the service so far...
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Guys, I moved these posts to a new thread. It's not nice to clutter up a vendor's thread with the details of a CB install when the equipment wasn't purchased from that vendor.
In Brandon's defense, I think he actually did purchase from the vendor, the details of that were sort of hidden though

That said, Brandon's probably likely to get more help in a separate thread so good call on splitting it out - Someday I hope to have the powah' you do
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