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Old 08-16-2015, 10:27 PM   #11
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Personally, I think the mirror mount would be sufficient for what you're looking to accomplish, as in listening in on weather/traffic. The hood mount will look bad on such a beautiful rig and may cause paint damage.

You can always call the guys at Firestik...they are great and very helpful. I installed a NGP Firestik on my Georgetown XL and had a couple questions and they were very helpful.

You could always put dual mirror mount antennas on for added receptive assurance.
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Old 08-16-2015, 10:30 PM   #12
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I couldn't find a mount (anywhere) that would fit my mirrors, the reason I went with hood. Mirrors arms are too wide.
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Old 08-16-2015, 10:49 PM   #13
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Understood. We have a local radio shop that has every kind of mount imaginable, maybe they can help if you give them specs of your mirrors. They are: Hirsch Electronic Sales Co., 219 California Dr., Williamsville, NY 14221. 716.632.1189

I also purchased items from Walcott Radio, 563.284.6051 walcottradio.com and they were very helpful.

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Old 08-16-2015, 11:02 PM   #14
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I searched from online to radio shack, everywhere, I have since traded Class C for Allegro Class A. Maybe Captain will have better luck. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 08-16-2015, 11:39 PM   #15
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Mounted mine as per your photo

I mounted mine like your photo on my current Winnebago and it works fine with a 3 or 4 foot Firestix antenna. I routed the coax thru the door molding and tucked into the driver's left side kick panel to the floor. The coax rests on the floor and up to my radio. I mounted my Cobra Classic on a piece of oak and made an up side down "J" shape so it rest in the dog house cover console compartment. The power cord runs under the passenger seat to my dinette where I have a hardwired bus bar for my inverter to the house batteries. Reception is good for 2-3 miles in the city and 20+miles on long open highway. I can post photos tomorrow if you like.
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Most CB antennae use the ground plane principal where the signal bounces off of the metal surface it is mounted on/over. If the skin of your mh section is plastic or fiber glass, it is invisible to CB so mirror mounting should be fine. Dual antenna systems should be 8 feet apart (a half wave) so tow mirrors can be good. A GOOD CB shop can be most helpful. Class A mh's unfortunately are quite poor for CB use and mandate a non-ground plane setup.
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Some parts of our country (NH) have no CB places to go, went out of business. I went to Radio Shack, their now corporate and don't have a clue what a CB is (younger generation).
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Thanks all, I appreciate the input. I've purchased CB gear from Walcott's in the past, I'll have to give them a call. I tried Firestik but no luck getting a response to emails. Maybe I'll try a phone call.
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Make sure your antenna bracket has a good ground. as well ground the radio to the frame of the vehicle. Use top of the line coax like RG8X which can be
bought at any amateur radio store from the antenna
to the radio
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It might be annoying on the drivers side, making you cross-eyed.
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