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Old 03-10-2008, 11:49 AM
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Whats the consensus on where to mount your antenna on an 80. I know the middle of the roof would be the best but I'm not drilling a hole there. So:

1. Any advantage to mounting on the hood verse rear lift gate?
2. Is there any one model antenna that everyone recommends?
3. Anything else I should know?
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1. Dunno, I'm just a noob. But Dave A. says I can't have any more kids if I transmit at 50W and am closer than 6 feet. I'm mounting mine on the rear hatch for now. I'm seriously considering removing my roof rack and mounting antenna(s) on the roof (out of the way of my pod).

2. Comet SBB-1NMO is short and flexible -- survives trail (ab)use well. I also have a Diamond SG7500NMO for higher gain.

3. The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain.
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The Wilson brand antenna seem to work better than any other models I have seen for CB.

http://www.wilsonantenna.com/
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:31 PM
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I like Romer's setup...Reminds me of a little cellular antenna attached to the rear gate and it can be folded down parallel to the roof

Romer, care to post up the specs on that antenna?

Nathaniel has a nice one too on his 80 that allows the antenna to be removed and a cap screwed on when not in use.

I'm leaning toward something like what Romer has though because unlike my CB and antenna (which are NEVER on unless I'm on a trail) I'll probably actually use the rig just for fun. Case in point was on Saturday when helping Nakman move...Timm and I could have been chatting with Bruce, Romer, and Nakman on the drive

The trick antenna is the one that will raise and lower via a motor. Seems to fit the "mold" of a LX
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Old 03-10-2008, 02:38 PM
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i've got one from hamstick...18" (iirc) nmo mount antenna on a hood lip mount on the 80, mag mount on the front fender on the pig. the one time i listened in, it sounded great. i'm used to running cb antennas on my arb though, so seeing an antenna is nothing for me.
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Old 03-10-2008, 03:02 PM
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I'm running a lip mount on the DS of the hood. I wish it was on the PS, which would maybe look funny if I had the radio antenna up, but at least it would always be out of view. Though as it is now I have 3 antennas, if you count the radio & CB, so it's already silly. I know on the roof is best, but then I can't fit inside garages, even with it folded.

I'm thinking of getting a shorter one like 60wag has then put it on the rear hatch, that way I can leave it up all the time and on those few outings where a better dual band antenna is needed, swap it over. Of all our setups, I like Bruce's the best because it's so practical.. sure his range isn't as good with the little guy but 90% of the time either the truck you're talking to is a mile away or you're on a repeater anyway, so bfd..
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I like Romer's setup...Reminds me of a little cellular antenna attached to the rear gate and it can be folded down parallel to the roof

Romer, care to post up the specs on that antenna?
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/foru...ghlight=setups

The part numbers are in that thread and then you can go to HRO or gigabyte or hamcity and get the details.
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Ken, thanks for the link. I did not see any mention of how many, or if any holes had to be drilled in order to do the install on the antenna.
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Old 03-10-2008, 04:23 PM
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No holes. Just tighten the two screws on the bracket and it snugs it up against the metal.
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same here on no holes to drill
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