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Re: CB Radio Install

Great info! Thanks Folks. Now it's time to check the features on the Cobra vs the Midland and get to work.
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:27 AM
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I've been trying to find a way to install a small cb radio so that it wouldn't be to noticeable. I found this video on youtue and kind of like the idea. They are using a 2011 Durango but the interior is very similar to the WK2. I was wondering if anyone here has had any experience with the Midland 75-822 Radio? My current radio (Uniden Pro 520XL) does not fit in the compartment in front of the shifter and I'd prefer to keep it tucked away. Thanks in advance for the input.
I have a Midland 75-820 which I have been happy with.
currently use with a mag mount antennae that doesn't work that well. Only use it when offroading so don't really want an antennae in the way all the time.
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This is the antenna I'm using. Mag mounted and only 8" tall so I leave it on all the time. Works great in the 2-4 mile range once tuned with an SWR meter. Which is all I need on interstate or on the trail for comms between vehicles.

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[QUOTE="BigCat;877309"]I'm using the midland in my JGC with an 8 inch stubby antenna that once tuned with an SWR meter works great for a 2-4 mile range. Which is all I need on the interstate or on the trail for comms within a group. Cost me $35 shipped with an extension cable routed from the lift gate tucked under trim to the center console.

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Re: CB Radio Install

Only use mine when off roading or long trips. Have a hand held Cobra with a attachable magnetic mount. Since I only use it a few times a year, not worth my trouble finding a permanent mount.
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This is what I did..
And removed the flip up in front of center console, and mounted and wired in radio there.



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This is what I did..
And removed the flip up in front of center console, and mounted and wired in radio there.



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Where did you get the antenna & mount? Can you share a shot of the radio install? Looks good. I really like the small 8" antenna posted by BigCat but I'd like to keep the cb antenna away from the stock antenna.
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Where did you get the antenna & mount? Can you share a shot of the radio install? Looks good. I really like the small 8" antenna posted by BigCat but I'd like to keep the cb antenna away from the stock antenna.
Link to Mount.. Door Jamb CB Antenna Mount Terminal | Right Channel Radios

Ran the antenna lead, up through existing grommet in tyre well, and along under carpet into center console, power also to back of key activated cig lighter.
Mounted CB Radio on wooden square, size of bottom of compartment, and covered base with rubber. Just sits there and can be removed by unscrewing antenna lead and unplug power.

Blue wire on closeup of bracket, is for earth, will hide behind later.
Did not have to cut a hole or modify any thing to install, apart from the four holes drilled into taillight housing.

Radio is GME Model TX-3510
Antenna is from GME as well. Model AE4005.
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