Note that the 18-wheelers you see that have their
CB antennas in the mirrors have brackets that have
been built into those mirrors when made.
The glass mount antenna's will work, but not are
not all that great .....
As stated you need a good ground, both for the
antenna to mount to and the radio. You can run a
ground longer than 8" but the rule of thumb is the
shorter the better.
In my semi truck and my own pickup i ran a 1" web
copper strap from the frame to the cab in 2 places,
I then hooked a strap from one of the grounds
to the radio...I then hooked a ground strap from
the cab to the antenna bracket on the mirror.
A 3/4 wave antenna is better than a 1/2 or 1/4
wave antenna, antenna's with coils on them
are to me not as good as good old what is
called big sticks or a 102" inch whip which is
a full wave antenna for CB....
A thin wire, even say #12 is not as good a ground
wire as 1" copper shield/woven stripped from
some old coax or bought from a store. The wider
the strapping the better.
Let me say this, get you amateur license,
amatuers have radio that can fit in you
have, put out 5 watts and can talk many
more miles than a CB radio...You can go
across the United states and talk to
amateurs no matter were you with a
handie talkie/hand held radio. You no
longer need to learn morse code and it
very simple to get your license
2006 Coachmen Chaparral 277DS
Coachmen Owners Association
2005 Ford F350 Dually
Last years Camping 72 days
This years Camping 65 days Ugh