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Old 04-22-2018, 07:45 AM   #1
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Any suggestions for a CB radio antenna mount on a Seneca 35GS?
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:36 AM   #2
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I would just get a CB MIRROR MOUNT from AMAZON and mount a low profile CB antenna to one of your side mirrors... Your trailer is too high to put anything on the roof. Will drag the trees and things along the way...

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We have CB in our truck and I mainly just turn the squelch all the way up and just listen for close-by truckers making their road hazard reports... The language is still very bad on the CB bands...

Can't recall ever talking to another RV camper over the CB... Not that popular anymore like it was back in the 60s and 70s... Everyone keeps in touch now via cell phones... I was an actual licensed CB Radio operator back in the day. Had a real license issued from FCC. Was KBX followed by four numbers - can't remember them anymore haha... maybe KBX5218

We do occasionally hear some campers at the campgrounds talking on the citizen band walkie talkie FRS, GMRS channels... You can get these from WALMART or AMAZON... Real popular in the Smoky Mtns towns Gatlingburg and Pigeon Forge towns...

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Keep in mind that you will need a "zero ground plane" antenna, if you mount it on a mirror, or anywhere that's not in the middle of a large grounded metal plate. (like a roof, for instance)

Not hard to get, just be sure you pick the right one. "Firestik" have some (they call them NGP, "no ground plane"), and they're readily available.
ZGP antennae mounted on, say, a mirror, can be a pain to tune, and will have a weirdly-distorted radiation pattern, so allow yourself plenty of time and patience. :-)

Have fun!
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Old 04-24-2018, 07:34 PM   #4
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Thanks for the advice. I have a Firestik NGP antenna ordered from Amazon
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Can't recall ever talking to another RV camper over the CB... Not that popular anymore like it was back in the 60s and 70s... Everyone keeps in touch now via cell phones... I was an actual licensed CB Radio operator back in the day. Had a real license issued from FCC. Was KBX followed by four numbers - can't remember them anymore haha... maybe KBX5218
oh my did that spark an old memory.... KOX3924
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Retrace your steps. Good memory.
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Retrace your steps. Good memory.
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Capt Rich - I used to have make two or three trips a year driving between Phoenix Az and Wichita Falls TX back in the late 60s early 70s...

Would talk with other CB'ers coming and going the whole time day and night. Groups of us never knowing one or the other before would stop at Coffee stops together along the way. Sometimes we might be 20 strong haha... These were not Truckers mine you just CB'ers on the road. ALot of the roads were three lanes back then. Its was alot of fun back then. Thats when it would seemly take three days to cross Texas haha...

I guess all of that got robbed from us by the cellphones... I was also Ham Radio back in those days but we hams was not populated on the road like the CB'ers were.

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Capt Rich - I used to have make two or three trips a year driving between Phoenix Az and Wichita Falls TX back in the late 60s early 70s...

Would talk with other CB'ers coming and going the whole time day and night. Groups of us never knowing one or the other before would stop at Coffee stops together along the way. Sometimes we might be 20 strong haha... These were not Truckers mine you just CB'ers on the road. ALot of the roads were three lanes back then. Its was alot of fun back then. Thats when it would seemly take three days to cross Texas haha...

I guess all of that got robbed from us by the cellphones... I was also Ham Radio back in those days but we hams was not populated on the road like the CB'ers were.

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Still have a handheld CB and a mag roof mount buried in a misc. stuff tote but haven't used it for a couple years. Guess I keep it because it doesn't take up much space and it might somehow be useful in an emergency on the road. Use to mount it for longer road trips to monitor road conditions and backlogs. I hate to get stuck in a jam without knowing what is causing the problem. Lately though it just stayed stowed away.

Today is far removed from the 70's and beyond. Radio traffic is just as vulgar as ever and maybe worse. Truckers seem less inclined to respond to civilian traffic so when I turn it on it is typically just to listen. If you can talk the lingo you may fool them into thinking you are a fellow trucker but don't bet on it.

We are taking a 4 Mhome carrivan on an Alaskan vacation later this summer. We are planning on using the FMS style radios for MH to MH communications. Got the kids [MHs 2. 3. and 4] a set of radios for Christmas. Now if the grands haven't played with them we might have a chance to keep the train together for 2 weeks. For that purpose think that style of radios are easier to use and you avoid the annoying cross talk.
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