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Best CB Radio Install?

Discussion in 'Audio & Electronics' started by Matthew Jeschke, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. Matthew Jeschke

    Matthew Jeschke Full Access Member

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    Help me spend my money haha... I want to install a CB radio in my truck. There's a few things I'm trying to figure out yet though. First I'd love to see your setup if you beautifully integrated a radio into your truck.

    Antenna Location: I want to mount the antenna on driver side fender.

    I see raightchannelradios.com sells a bracket to do that, but is only for 2002-2007. Mine is a 2001 so the bracket is for half way down the hood which I really don't like the look of. Anybody know of a bracket to mount closer to A pillar on fender for 2001 tahoe? (pictures below)

    Module location: I'd LOVE to have a small unit I can possibly swap in, in place of my tape deck.

    I'd also like for the handset to connect to the back of the unit (not the front). I'd bring the handset out to side of console and hang it there. If that doesn't work I'd possibly modify the cup holder and put where the square part of cup holder is. Any idea of a small CB radio that would fit in place of tape deck?

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    Your 01 is the same as an 02 up to 06 so....I think they messed up years on the website
     
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    I bought the bracket despite it said 02 and up, and it works fine. Then I bought the midland 75-822 radio. My antenna is still on its way. I got a 4' firestick

    I chose CB because is what my friend runs that I plan to go offroad with :)

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    Why do you say that?
     
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    I would try convincing your friend to run GMRS or HAM :)
     
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    Better quality communications all around with with the ability to use more repeaters.
     
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    CB is plenty for your stated needs. It's also best for monitoring road conditions. Go to a CB shop [usually at truck stops] and have the radio tuned if you want a bit more range. You can add a linear amp for bigger gains in range, but it doesn't really sound like you need it.

    You'll have better over all performance with an antenna centered over a ground plane [flat steel- the roof]. Those can be mounted by magnet or by drilling a hole. I like Wilson antennas but Firestick is fine.

    If you want to talk to Europe and South America, then go ham radio.

    FWIW

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    Ham would be sweet, but dont want to bother with license.

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