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Way back when I was in a CB club in Tennessee, I used to build inverted Y yagi half wave array antennas.:)
Had T berry model T tube type base station radio with a D-104 power mike.
 

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Actually, come to think of it, it was called a Gizmotchy Antenna.
Gizmotchy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I could not hear people directly behind the antenna if they were more than a mile away. People I was chatting with would tell me somone was trying to contact me and that I needed to turn it towards them.
 

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Actually, come to think of it, it was called a Gizmotchy Antenna.
Gizmotchy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I could not hear people directly behind the antenna if they were more than a mile away. People I was chatting with would tell me somone was trying to contact me and that I needed to turn it towards them.
that thing looks like it would work great for local communications though! i bet your RX and DX was awesome with that thing! looks like a TV antenna! you still active in CB? if so what was/is your handle? mine is Egg-roll
(used to deliver chinese) if your ever in chicago lol
 

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Actually it was also great for skip.
No longer active, my License # was KDJ1008
Handle was Rocky Road, I was eating a dish of it when someone asked what my handle was when i first started.
I had a Honda CVCC as a run around car at the time. Folks in the club called it either the Grocery Kart or the Kroger Special.
 

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Actually it was also great for skip.
No longer active, my License # was KDJ1008
Handle was Rocky Road, I was eating a dish of it when someone asked what my handle was when i first started.
I had a Honda CVCC as a run around car at the time. Folks in the club called it either the Grocery Kart or the Kroger Special.
LOL grocery cart!! thats classic! it says on wiki it was used for skip alot,
my dad was "ranger" back then, (after the radio, yea) unsure on if he had a license or not, he ran a 70 ft piece of wire as his antenna lol he transmitted for 50 miles on the ranger, good radio he says
 

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I actually didn't use one, and ran barefoot both home and mobile.
Tried one once and it raised heck with the neighbors TV.
Plus I was on a military base where heaters as they were called, were frowned upon.
 

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^ Whats great now is though, you can run 1000 watts and it wont affect Flat screen T.V.'s, im unsure on if it would travel through cable and maybe affect a picture on key up? but we are running that D-TV the "new" broadcast television, it only affects the low channels cause it's UHF...and we are running a tube television. asked our neighbor, he said he doesn't hear or see anything. only 40W though

Why are they frowned upon in the MIL? leak of information thing?
why would they call em heaters i wonder?

anywho I was thinking of getting a skinny head unit and sneaking in my CB/scanner on top of the unit, or bottom of it? sorta like this?

no its not more crummy pictures lol:

Car Motor vehicle Steering part Radio Automotive design


okay so i couldnt find what i was talkking about on the internet....
sorry (top is scanner)
 

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Why are they frowned upon in the MIL? leak of information thing?
Because they were illegal.

why would they call em heaters i wonder?
It was just a nickname for them then.
 

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just fixxed my HR2510 ham radio, needed new C95 and 97 caps that controlled IC103 audio chip. as soon as they were replaced. it works great now. guess what 10meter ham radio is going in my firebird tonight...... lol
 

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same mount as the 77-888 was mounted on. its been working good since i replaced the caps. might need to replace a few more caps though having a few display problems here and there but well see.
 

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i kinda like how you did the mount job for the 77-888, i was thinking of putting my cb in the dash or the side area of the shifter...but i dont wanna drill holes into my dash or plastics...so Im debating whether to put mine where you put your actually lol, i thought about taking out my Glove box but EHhhhhhh i dont wanna
 

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yeah that was way too much crap to deal with. that mount i found kind of special. it came with a realistic police scanner i have, not the one that came with it. you might be better making one out of a thing of steel. OR mounting it to the carpet with your factory one. mine has a odd shape. maybe a CB shop will have different mounting brackets you can choose from. or use it and drill two screw holes on the lip of the cup holder. so its angled up. just play with it i guess.

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theres a good 12volt source in the back. the plug for the CD changer option, pull that out cut the heavy orange+ and black line- then wire an extension wire under the plastic trim out the little hole by the seat lock bolt, down behind the seat back, down tucked up under the seat bottom by the seatbelt shackle lock, and up to the radio only exposing about 3" worth of ugly wire. you can even electrical tape it or loom it. i dont see any of it.
the coaxial, is just laid across the hatch seal, and the rubber seal you can tuck the coaxial out with minimal view of it. route the coaxial the same way as DC power wire, then wind the rest up into a yarn bundle NOT A CIRCLE and tuck away in the back away from other wires, mines shielded pretty good, and your done.

i used 3M double sided indoor outdoor mounting tape, it works ok i might mount it with two small screws later on if im set 100% with that location. the screws will be in such a small nook that you wont see it if it does get removed, i just going to use the tape and make sure my HR2510 works long enough to warent it. because the girlfriend and friends dont know how to keep there backpacks and shit off of it and it tweaks the radio enough to pull the mounting tape.
 

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yeah that was way too much crap to deal with. that mount i found kind of special. it came with a realistic police scanner i have, not the one that came with it. you might be better making one out of a thing of steel. OR mounting it to the carpet with your factory one. mine has a ................

Here is what I did for my concord, And going to switch over for my Camaro.

I got a Cobra 29, A firestick, and hand held scanner with detachable antenna.
I Got rid of the FM radio antenna, and stuck the firestick by vanco into it.
The scanner i made a magnet mount antenna for, but am going to end up using something else.

The FM radio antenna is now Not in use. Id like to fix this some how.

i need 3 antenna's for 3 different objects.

well, 2 If i splice the fm into the scanner, Kinda hard to make sure its a solid connection for both ....

there is no avoiding drilling holes into plastics :(. I just Have to do it....
 

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Found a way to avoid drilling holes into the plastic.
Mainly placing this here for future owners who wish to do the same.
Just got my camaro about 5 months ago and its been an absolute gem.
I used a firestik fire ring fire flex coax cable to go from the factory antenna location to under the radio compartment. from there I have a AM/FM and CB splitter, doing this I was able to retain my AM/FM radio and have my CB installed.
I had a static antenna, it appears that some models had an automatic antenna, my instructions will be based off a static antenna.

Parts:
  1. Firestik fire flex Coax Cable
  2. CB stud with some spare plastic washers.
  3. quick antenna detach from firestik
  4. 4ft firestik antenna
  5. 3/8-24 threaded rod, you will need about 8" worth, I got a 3ft rod off amazon for $20 (CB stuff is fine threaded)
  6. my family made a custom stainless bracket and mount for the CB antenna in the shop, it matched the factory bracket and fit inside the grommet (I lined the inside of the factory grommet with silicone to seal it up and pushed the piece into the grommet).
  7. ProComm CB AM FM Splitter (OPTIONAL)
Removal:
  1. first up: Clean out your entire trunk space, remove anything in the rear hatch / back of the car.
  2. remove the plastic cover that is over the spare tire.
  3. remove the Jack and spare tire.
  4. remove the factory antenna bolt (10mm)
  5. to remove the factory antenna make sure you do not have an antenna on it, you can unscrew it with a wrench, once the bracket is unbolted, use your finger to push from the top down and use your other hand to pull the antenna out.
Installation:
  1. mount your bracket to the frame where the factory antenna went with the same 10mm bolt (Or drill it out and use a larger bolt like I did)
  2. The ground wire is optional
  3. use silicone on the inner lip of the rubber factory grommet
  4. place the stainless filler piece in
  5. bolt the firestick with the fire ring under the bracket (lip facing up) , put the plastic piece between the bracket and the frame.
  6. run it through the filler piece in the grommet
  7. bolt it on top.
  8. Congrats you now have a CB stud.
  9. follow the removal steps in reverse order, put the spare tire, jack, plastic cover back together.
Attaching pictures of my adventures.
PS 3m double sided tape works great for holding my cobra 27 lx in place in the rear cup holder.

Thanks for reading and hope this was helpful.
 

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