Install CB 02/04AS noted I was using a magnetic antenna attached to truck, when camper was on or off. I've always run a CB but the camper caused me to hold off getting an antenna permanently mounted. I wanted a decent antenna for the truck but needs to be easily disconnected to load camper. Also needs to be set up so when camper goes on I can easily connect camper mounted antenna. Kept putting it off. So what I came up with, I threw together one weekend just cause I refused to set the mag antenna on my truck cowl again. though a temporary fix & as hokey as it is, been almost 6 years in use. Id like to do a trick & sanitary switchable ant. install, I know what Id like to see & how I want to do it--but there's no motivation, I've been waiting for something to fail- need replacing. The antenna, cause its so hi is always getting knocked off the mount, rolling around the roof by its zipped tied coax-but wont quit. The antenna as mount on truck though the SWRS aren't good, gets out & receives well. Its going to be a matter of finally getting tired of the hokey wire hanging on the side of camper- silly mag ant that shouldn't work... dang it, hard to upgrade somthing that works, but soon. I want a new radio and some 'accessories' to make it TALK.
That's why though its been 6 years I still refer to it as temporary.
Pics of the truck mount.The antenna mount used on truck I found at Radio shack-added female plug to it for attaching camper coax cable, then filled the entire assy with hot glue. Due to all the metal inside the truck cab walls I couldn't mount truck antenna as high as I had hoped. SWRs aren't very good (too much ant to close to cab). I had hoped the sloping away of the cab would help-it didn't. But it works.
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