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Old 18-09-2009   #16
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Re: CB antena mount

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Haven't had an aerial on the Panda yet, but have had aerials on a couple of Hatchback Focus's as i'm a Radio Ham.

Mag mounts aren't bad depending on what type you buy. If you do alot of motorway driving you want to make sure that it's going to be stong enough not to pull or slide loose (seen that happen before). This means either buying a Magmount with a very large magnetic surface or you can by them that have 3 magnets set onto a trangular Base.

Like this one:

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As has been mentioned you need to make sure that you place something between the mount and the car to protect it from scratches, on the magmount i used in the past i glued a felt pad on the underneath (same sort of felt that you seen on the bottom of ornaments to stop them damaging delicate surfaces.

The alernative that i tended to use instead was a Hatch Back mount, something like ebay item number 220473824096 (just put it into the search bar on ebay).

The advantage of these is that as long as there fitted correctly they won't slide off and are normally cheaper to buy than an equivalent mag mount.

The advantage of the mag mount over the boot mount is that as it normally sits in the middle of the roof it gives the aerial a better ground plan.

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why the hell do you wont a CB radio in your car and why do i get the feeling aload of old people are about to give me a lecture?
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why the hell do you wont a CB radio in your car
Because he is from Norfolk
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Thanks Gary and Jay.

Jay, that boot mount does look good, so might look into getting one of those.
The boot mount option is the one i used to go for, one reason being was that you can then run the cable being the lining/eding of your interior from back to front and keep it hidden, a little hard to do with a mag mount when you have to take it in and out of the car although it is doable.
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why the hell do you wont a CB radio in your car and why do i get the feeling aload of old people are about to give me a lecture?
More likely to get a lecture regarding the comment about old people

When i first pub the CB in the car i was only 24/25 and had it in the car cause i used to drive from london to wakefield and back every weekend to visit the girlfriend and having the CB in the car gave me a cheap way to talk to other people on the journey (no expensive bills like there would have been on a mobile).

Plus used to help avoid traffic james as most truck drivers have CB's too and you used to get more reliable traffic reports from them than you did from the official traffic bulletins.
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that's exactly why i started, i got offered one on the cheap, fitted it and never looked back, in the VW club i'm in most memebers have one so when we go off in a convoy to the seaside or what ever we can all stay in touch.

more recently i've got into ametuer radio, and use mostly the 70cm band when traveling about unless i'm with other cb'ers. as for age - i'm only 25 now

in answer to the original question a roof bar mount or a boot mount would work better as far as reception for transmit/recieve with out getting technical there's more metal for the aerial to ground to on the car if it's mechanically fitted as opposed to magnetically held on.
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why the hell do you wont a CB radio in your car and why do i get the feeling aload of old people are about to give me a lecture?
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in answer to the original question a roof bar mount or a boot mount would work better as far as reception for transmit/recieve with out getting technical there's more metal for the aerial to ground to on the car if it's mechanically fitted as opposed to magnetically held on.
Ta for that. Got the mast fitted today. Just got to get the Radio fitted properly in the car, and extend the antenna lead as its not long enough

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right, LPG, CB radio. what's next? armour plating? what do you know that we don't?
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right, LPG, CB radio. what's next? armour plating? what do you know that we don't?


We'll the cruise control is now in there, I think that TBH, for the first time ever, the car is how I want it!

Although I'm thinking of reversing/parking camera (its another gadget )
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We'll the cruise control is now in there, I think that TBH, for the first time ever, the car is how I want it!

Although I'm thinking of reversing/parking camera (its another gadget )
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Thats not a bad price, but funny enough brought this this morning and it has a Camera input



Just got to buy a camera for it now
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Re: CB antena mount

what is the range on these things? how cheap can you set them up with second hand parts?

Ive seen 12volt radios on ebay for around 30quid. they look REALLY old but i guess even new ones are the same thing?

reason im asking is me and a load of mates where going to buy some high power walkie talkies but they would be hard (and most likely illegal) to use while driving and even high power would have a crap range when in a metal box.

maybe this would be a better idea.

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We'll my set up cost

Radio = Ј41

Aireal (sp?) and base = Ј17.50

Only thing I already had was roof rack, but you can get mag mount if you haven't one.

I also spent about another Ј3 on connectors to extend aireal lead.

So all in, A new set-up cost me under Ј65.

I'll get some pic's of it all up for you soon

I'd certainly recomend using this route rather than the handheld ones, went in a convoy the other night, 4 of us, 3 with CB's, worked really well when we got split up.

Not sure on the ultimate range though, but remember will work better out in the open rather in a city like Norwich say, with big buildings and hills. lol.
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