CB Antenna For A Peterbuilt With Plastic Mirrors

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Mark C.'s Comment
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So I upgraded on Friday, or started upgrading to first seat on Friday anyway. Someone forgot to finish the job giving me an entire weekend in the yard to scrub down the inside of the truck, take a cab to walmart for a tv and microwave and food, and shop for what I want on the truck at Amazon.

Among the list of things I ordered is a CB radio. The 2019 Peterbuilt I was assigned has a factory antenna, but I'm told it only has about a one mile range. I haven't spoken on a CB since I was a kid and Smokey & the Bandit was cool, but I'm thinking a better antenna would be nice to pull in info from further out. Not sure where I'd mount it though.

Most after market antenna I've found mount to the mirror brackets. That's fine if you have the tube steel type, but I've got the big plastic bracket like I had on my old Silverado. I can't find a bracket made for these, possibly cuz i'm using the wrong search terms. Or perhaps theres a better place to mount one. I'm not thinking zip ties and duct tape is a company authorized modification to the truck.

Anyone seen a solution to this?

PackRat's Comment
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What attaches the mirror to the truck?

Dan67's Comment
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It is all that background electrical noise from the microwave, TV, game consoles, inverters, and refrigerators in trucks. Something else to be aware of is the low power that most CB radios utilize, just 4 watts. You will need to get it properly set up too and get the radio and antenna tuned together.

Mark C.'s Comment
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What attaches the mirror to the truck?

thick plastic mounts. Had similar on my Silverado.

Looks like I'll have to use the factory mount on the back of the cab, was thinking I'd rather not take off the factory antenna but I reckon it will store under the bunk.

I've been looking into tuning a CB. should be home tomorrow so I'll get to fiddle with it.

thanks.

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