View Full Version : CB antenna mount & antenna?

04-25-2004, 02:19 PM
Since we're planning on taking the Montana on a longer vacation this year, I decided to 'invest' in a CB radio (have a ham radio in truck, but hams are 1. often boring to talk to, and 2. if they don't know you often don't want to talk to you...). The radio is a Cobra 75.

Does anybody have any ideas as to how ro mount the CB antenna on a Dodge Ram - with the boundary condition that it must fit into a 7ft tall garage w/o having to get out of the truck every time I pull in...

I was looking at the Firestik II antennas and antenna mounts. In the bedrail hole right behind the cab, I have approx. 2ft 4" clearance; on the hood, I have about 2ft 8" clearance.

Any opinions as to whether a 2ft Firestik II on the Dodge Ram hood mount would have acceptable performace? (I know that a 108" whip, fixed-mounted in the middle of the roof would be best choice, but that's not an option for me. :)

Any other ideas? Maybe co-phased 2ft Firestik II on the bedrail would perform better? Any ideas/hints/opinions welcome.

Thanks. Alain.

Montana 2850RK
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 QC DRW CTD

Edited by - zari on 04/25/2004 8:22:19 PM