Undisclosed Glass Mount CB Antenna

Friday2322

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I had a Cobra 75 with a Firestik mounted to my tire carrier on my JKUR and it worked pretty well. I now have a JL and decided to try out the Midland 75-822 cb and I'm looking at different mounting options. I like the 75-822 because it is small and can be used as a handheld. The only thing I use it for is staying in contact with others in the group on trails. I found a glass mounted antenna on Amazon and am a little intrigued. I like how it looks but I'm curious about performance. I don't need an 80" whip antenna for what I'm doing. Does anyone have any input?

https://www.amazon.com/Midland-18-2...18952&pd_rd_wg=CnnMm&pd_rd_i=B00000K2YV&psc=1
 

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If you don't plan to ever take your hard top off, and simply using it for trails only (the shorter antennas really suffer in their range abilities) where you're less than a mile away from others, then it should fit the bill. Just make sure it's properly grounded, do NOT coil up the excess coax cable (that'll turn into a secondary antenna and cause issues when trying to tune), and ensure the tip of the antenna sits above the roofline. Personally, a 4-5' Wilson whip or Firestik will perform better, but if you are looking for bargain-basement and limited range, this should be sufficient.
 
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Friday2322

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If you don't plan to ever take your hard top off, and simply using it for trails only (the shorter antennas really suffer in their range abilities) where you're less than a mile away from others, then it should fit the bill. Just make sure it's properly grounded, do NOT coil up the excess coax cable (that'll turn into a secondary antenna and cause issues when trying to tune), and ensure the tip of the antenna sits above the roofline. Personally, a 4-5' Wilson whip or Firestik will perform better, but if you are looking for bargain-basement and limited range, this should be sufficient.
The cable unscrews from the base so it won't be an issue taking the top off, otherwise I wouldn't have bought it. The range on the rubber duck antenna sucks for sure, but I'm not sure if it's worth upgrading it. By the time I ran the cable under the carpet up to the center console there was only about 2 feet of left which worked out well so the driver and passenger have enough slack to use it. The antenna is about 27 inches tall and I have about 2/3 of that above the roof line. I mounted it as high up as I could on the passenger side glass. I was picking up the weather channel really well and some random truckers on different channels but they were scratchy, but I'm also not sure how far away they were, I live about a mile from a major highway which is a decent sign. I'm waiting on an adapter so I can tune it.
 
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