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 #219036  by 300man86
 March 8th, 2010, 5:52 pm
CinnamonGlazeM wrote:Breaker,, have not used that in a while. Anyway, regarding antennas, I recall seeing glass mount antennas, kinda look like cell phone antennas. How well do these work?


I do have a portable cb and live near an interstate, still interesting to listen on the conversations from time-to-time.

These are junk and your SWR rating will be through the roof. Get a K-30 magnet mount or a Wilson Lil Wil.
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 #219039  by 300man86
 March 8th, 2010, 5:58 pm
Well guys I changed the antennas on my truck. Went with just a Wilson 5000 Trucker antenna 5" shaft with a magnet mount. 49" whip. MY SWR dropped to around 1.2-1.5 depending on where I'm at. I can receive up to 6 miles and transmit up to 6 depending on where I'm at. The nice thing is that I can remove the antenna with ease.

Antenna $79 I-80 TA Truck stop Youngstown OH.
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 #219041  by 300man86
 March 8th, 2010, 6:06 pm
Well I bought something for the M but not through them right channel radios. My local CB shop matched the price and tuned it. Will have pictures of it tomorrow. This Radio is tiny. It will not fit in the storage cubby hole beneath the radio unless I either remove it or possibly drill a hole in the back and run the Antenna wiring or Coax behind there. ... t-485.html
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 #219068  by FIREM
 March 8th, 2010, 8:11 pm
Breaker 1-9 good buddy what Mod will be the next rage!!!
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 #219237  by 300man86
 March 10th, 2010, 3:50 am
Here are the pictures of the radio.
I'm running a 1.7-1.9 on the SWR meter with the Wilson Lil Will 36". I talked to my CB shop about that and the only way to fix that was to switch to a longer antenna. The Wilson 5000 that I have on my tundra worked great and brought the SWR rating down to a 1.1-1.4. That antenna is 48"+ the 5" shaft. But it will not fit in the parking deck at school. Heck I don't think the Lil Will will fit in the parking deck at school.

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 #219260  by FIREM
 March 10th, 2010, 8:49 am
Standing Wave Ratio....has to do with the tuning of the antenna to the amplifier of the radio. If I recall 1.2 SWR is the goal for optimum transmit range.......
NO I AM NOT a REDNECK, but been in the trucking industry long time.....Good Buddy.....
 #254986  by jonmike
 April 21st, 2011, 8:27 pm
If everyone gets a one you we can play cb hide and seek at the meets :-)
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 #254996  by 300man86
 April 21st, 2011, 10:04 pm
jonmike wrote:If everyone gets a one you we can play cb hide and seek at the meets :-)
I'll do it. I'll be upgrading the CB radio to a 10 meter radio within the next couple of months. Yes I no know my CB trucker antenna that I usually run on my truck looks stupid on my 300M but man does it get out. I max out at or around 9.5 miles which I think is pretty good.

 #364534  by TheLastRebel10
 January 31st, 2017, 10:01 pm
Love the setup. Looking into one for mine.
 #364535  by TheLastRebel10
 January 31st, 2017, 10:02 pm
On a follow-up, has anyone ever tried installing one in place of the cubby?