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CB Install on D2

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I already have my Uniden installed with a mag mount antenna. I can't get my SWR reading (in radio meter) as low as I've read it should be. Do you think they tune antennae?

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After a successful MORG on Saturday, I wanted to share how my CB install went on my '96 Disco. You may have read my experiences at Clyde's. I felt inspired and full of knowledge. I spent a good part off a day mapping out the antenna cable run, the electrical and how to mount the thing. The actual install went fairly well considering I've never taken off a Rover door panel before. See the attached photos for some more detail. I have since secured the base unit and the power wires more completely but the rest work fine as is. For power, I tapped into the dome light fuse at the box. Not the easiest of tasks.

Friday evening I went up to Merritt College in the Oakland hills. My little tweaked out Motorola reached someone in San Mateo quite clearly. I was ready to roll.

Thanks to Ron and Mike for their leading on Saturday. I was happy to pull up the rear since I was in full communication with the pack. Having that radio added a sense of security and comfort, while also providing some entertaining moments. I would recommend having one at least for trailing.

Jim

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Looking good. Chatter on the trail is essential. We did a night run and talked the entire time, otherwise being alone in the truck can get tiring.

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Ron

thanks for posting this, not quite as scary as I thought it would be but then again... perhaps a little portable with a mag attena to start. Thanks man for the great info

Thommy

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NP Thommy!

Let me know if you need any help!

Disco2guy (Brenton) also just installed a CB on his D2, chime in and let us know if you have any other Qs!

C yah bud!

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I followed Ron's post as a guide for the cb install. I used an existing (but unused) grommet behind the brake pedal to feed the power into the cab. Look around and there might be one similar to it in the RR Sport

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I just got my Cobra 75 WX ST last week. The radio is installed, but right now it's hooked up to a crappy through-the-glass antenna. I have a Firestick that was given to me I and bought a mount and cable for it, but after wading through the Firestick site last night it would seem that my components might not be well-matched. I bought a non-Firestick NGP mount from Napa, but I don't think the 2' Firestick I have is an NGP unit (I wish they marked them with the model number)...I'm still a little hazy on all of that. I guess I'll just have to hope that the SWR meter I ordered last night gets here in time, though I doubt it. Maybe, if I'm lucky, that Ron guy will bring his this weekend...:D




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