Ford GT in the background? LUcky BastardWe are excited to announce the availability of our new front-mount antenna bracket. We have configurations so that you can leverage the mount as a CB, GMRS, or Ham radio antenna mount. Because the same mount works equally well on either side of the Jeep, those users who want more than one radio type can have an antenna on each side of the Jeep. Like all of our mounts, the construction is all stainless steel.
We designed the bracket for Midland's MXTA26 6db GMRS antenna (shown in pics), but the mount works very well with our 3' Firestik Firefly CB antennas as well. In the pictures it may look like the mount is touching the paint, but I assure you that it is not. The mount utilize a horizontal foot that inserts into the cowl/fender body gap. The plastic edge-trim keeps the bracket centered in the seam without touching the paint while providing the fore/aft stability that mitigates any twisting forces on the single mounting fastener. Installation time of the bracket will be way less than 5 minutes! (You'll spend more time deciding which side you want it on.)
You can order the mount HERE in 3 different "configurations";
a. The first option is just the mount itself and the attachment hardware. The mount has a 1/2" hole which accommodates just about any CB antenna. We recommend a CB antenna length of 3' - and we really prefer (and have tested with) the lightweight tunable-tip Firestik FireFly CB antenna.
b. The second configuration is for GMRS/HAM antennas. This configuration includes the mount above plus Cool Tech exclusive, 10' MXTA24 antenna cable with an NMO mount. This will allow you to mount any GMRS or HAM antenna that uses the popular NMO-style mount. But, knowing that this is a front-mount antenna bracket, we are providing a coax length of only 10' instead of the more commonly available 20' length. Looping excess antenna cable together will severely compromise the performance of your antenna. Our 10' length provides you enough room to mount your radio anywhere in the dash area of the Jeep.
c. This last configuration is just like b) above but will also include the Midland MXTA26 6db NMO-mount antenna (as shown below).
We're hoping that this new antenna mount will help compel Jeep owners to make the transition to GMRS radios.