CB Antenna

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Anyone know of a good CB Antenna to mount to my 2018 Freightliner day cab mirror? I have just been using the stock antenna and realized the other day it has like a 67 foot range.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

PackRat's Comment
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K-40s are okay.

Bird-one's Comment
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Ive been using the "Terminator 2" antenna so far. Just one on the left side and its all i need. Got it from the TA on Burr st. I think it was 75 dollars. No issues with it at all.

Turtle's Comment
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I've had issues from day one with the antenna set up on my '18 cascadia. I tried many different 4 or 5 footers but could never get the SWRs down to acceptable levels. Something about the truck just isn't good for reception. Bad ground plane. I finally took someone's recommendation and ordered a 7' SkipShooter for a little more height. That did the trick for me.

Turtle's Comment
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Something about the truck just isn't good for reception.

I meant to say transmission. The reception was ok.

PackRat's Comment
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Mounted where Turtle?

Turtle's Comment
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Mounted where Turtle?

On a bird perch on my mirror. You're gonna laugh, it's kind of a redneck setup, but functional.

Because of the antenna length, it's more susceptible to the wind. So I have a piece of 1/4" lexan vice gripped to the mirror, and the antenna runs through a grommet in the lexan, providing some support.

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Yeah Yeah I know. But it works!

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PackRat's Comment
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That really looks.....different? Unique?

Hey, as long as it works well, it’s a hit!

Turtle's Comment
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Ha! Man after struggling like I was with my limited knowledge, I would've mounted it to my forehead if that worked.

PackRat's Comment
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I was guessing you had it mounted behind the sleeper on one of the grab bars.

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