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Old 02-21-2018, 12:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Help me with mirror mounted cb antenna mounting ideas

I've looked at a number of options including bed mount and behind the cab, but I'd like both function and asthetics.

I'd like dual mirror mounted and I'm willing to do some work to make it look tidy.

2006 gmc 2500hd with 2 piece vertical rectangular towing mirrors.

My idea was to drill a hole in the middle of the round portion near the cab and mountil one on each side, has anyone tried this? I don't want ugly brackets, and I don't feel the need to reinvent the wheel.

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Understand that in order for a CB antenna to be effective, it needs a ground plane. Granted, unless it's in the middle of the roof, every location is ground plane compromised, but the mirrors are even more ground plane deficient.

Google "tow mirror antenna mount" for some ideas.

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Buggar! I thought perhaps dual antennas helped combat that. I used to see it a lot, less so now.
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There used to be a bracket sold by merchant and a few others that mounted to the left side hood hinge bolts and placed the antenna in the same area that the radio antenna is on the right side, completely hidden but required a small circular cut in the plastic cowl where the antenna would come through. Very nice finished look. But I don't see anyone selling them anymore. I actually made mine myself from drawings someone here posted at one time. If you're handy or know someone with a little welding skills and some angle steel it's not that difficult. Hardest part is getting the correct angle so antenna is straight. I might still have the drawings, I'll have to look. Thought I had a pic in my garage but I guess not.
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Sorry, I looked high and low for the drawing I had with the dimensions that I worked off of but could not find it. I did add some pics to my garage that shows what it looks like finished and installed if want an idea.

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