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Question on Antenna

Post by motorhome » Monday, 13 November 2017, 20:00 PM

Hi folks I am a new member and need help I run a trap line with no cell service in this area I would like to run a CB in my
ATV side by side I do have a older radio General Grant that works really well in my Truck I would like to put this radio in my RZR but it is all Plastic what type of a antenna should I use
Thanks for any help

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Re: Question on Antenna

Post by MDYoungblood » Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 6:02 AM

Hello motorhome,
Welcome to the forum. They are a neat ride those Polaris RZR's. In my opinion mount the radio and get an antenna mount that is a 3/8-24 thread then you can experiment with antennas. Put the mount as high as possible. My choice would be a 102" whip but anything 4ft or longer would work. The metal frame and roll-bar should be adequate for a counterpoise ground plane.
As a new member could you post an intro in the "Welcome to the Forum" topic, viewforum.php?f=89 , so others can say "Hi", thanks.


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Re: Question on Antenna

Post by The DB » Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 9:24 AM

If you have a version with three upper crossbars on the cage, I would mount it to the middle of the center cross bar. If you have one of the two upper crossbar versions I would mount it to the middle of the rear cross bar. In either case, make sure their is an electrical connection to the metal of the crossbar.

With a setup like those vehicles, if you have any issues of being bitten by RF when transmitting, or any other interference/problems, or even problems with the vehicle when transmitting on the radio, you should look at adding an RF choke to the feed line near the feedpoint of the antenna. The lack of a flat sheet of metal immediately under the antenna may make such a choke beneficial.

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Re: Question on Antenna

Post by Stoneman » Saturday, 18 November 2017, 12:28 PM

The 102" whip, that would be cool..

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Re: Question on Antenna

Post by Beachbum24 » Thursday, 25 January 2018, 18:29 PM

How about a 5ft Firestick No Ground Plane Antenna. They work great on motor homes and rv's.

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Re: Question on Antenna

Post by 295 antenna » Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 8:49 AM

Welcome Motorhome ,

I like the fire stick idea
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