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Re: Dual Pane Sunroof - Magnetic CB Antenna Mount?

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Here's were I mounted my stubby. Works great on trails or interstate.


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Re: Dual Pane Sunroof - Magnetic CB Antenna Mount?

Interesting read on magnetic mounts being electrically comparable to other mounts: Magnetic Mount Antennas are Electrical Performers
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Re: Dual Pane Sunroof - Magnetic CB Antenna Mount?

I went with the K40 magnetic mount. I will be putting it near the GPS sharkfin antenna at the back of the roof.

The K40 magnetic mount is actually the K40 trunk/tailgate lid mount, with a piece to connect the trunk lid mount to the separate magnetic mount. Can alternate between them if desired - neither is permanent.

Wilson 1000 and 5000 get better reviews, but are know to be having a manufacturing problem - something to do with the plastic moldings. Besides, reviews say that they are very comparable in performance running barefoot, which is what I'll be doing.

Both the Wilson and K40 loads/antennas can be removed from their magnetic bases, but the K40 is a quick-release bayonet mount requiring about 1/4 turn, while the Wilsons require several turns to unscrew. Not a major difference, but a consideration.
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Re: Dual Pane Sunroof - Magnetic CB Antenna Mount?

K40... have they been around since Jesus was a boy? I'm sure our family truckster had one of these things in the 70s... I remember it kicking around in the garage for years afterwards. I think it was replaced with a 9' stainless whip. Oh the awesomeness of AM citizens band...
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Re: Dual Pane Sunroof - Magnetic CB Antenna Mount?

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K40... have they been around since Jesus was a boy? I'm sure our family truckster had one of these things in the 70s... I remember it kicking around in the garage for years afterwards. I think it was replaced with a 9' stainless whip. Oh the awesomeness of AM citizens band...
Yes, K40's have been around a long time! I had one in the 1970's-1980's, before I hung up my microphone. That familiarity, and the minimal performance differences between them at legal power, made my mind up. That, and the quick-release bayonet mount.
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Re: Dual Pane Sunroof - Magnetic CB Antenna Mount?

Do you guys/gals have any advice for routing the coax cable from the roof near the GPS antenna and through the hatch to cause the least pinching of the cable?


I looked and it seems the top corners have the most clearance with the hatch opened and closed. The top edge of the hatch/spoiler seem to drop down a bit when fully open, with a pretty tight clearance, so it looks like a pinch-prone location. (And also an impossible location for a trunk lid mount).


Once inside the cargo area, is there a good way to run the cable from cargo area to center console? I was trying to figure a way to snake a cable between the frame and the interior trim, but it looks like some disassembly required, and I'm not sure what to disassemble were I to go that route.


Would love to be able to run the cable into one of the existing pathways on the hatch for the 3rd brake light but that's probably not feasible (or is it?)
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Re: Dual Pane Sunroof - Magnetic CB Antenna Mount?

I thought CB's were extinct. Dont most now use uhf? Maybe we are just ahead down under
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Re: Dual Pane Sunroof - Magnetic CB Antenna Mount?

The sill door trims pop off thats the easiest way from front to rear. Even the side cargo trims pull off
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Re: Dual Pane Sunroof - Magnetic CB Antenna Mount?

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I thought CB's were extinct. Dont most now use uhf? Maybe we are just ahead down under
Yes, you are ahead. I would have been all over a Uniden 7760, for which I found no CB equivalent.

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The sill door trims pop off thats the easiest way from front to rear. Even the side cargo trims pull off
What's the trick to pulling off the side cargo trims without damage?

What's the trick to popping off the sill door trims without damage?

How/where would the cable enter from the outside, preferably without drilling? (bearing in mind the antenna will be mounted on the rear of the roof, near the GPS sharkfin).

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Re: Dual Pane Sunroof - Magnetic CB Antenna Mount?

If you are going to that much trouble to mount a temporary magnetic base why wouldnt you just do this
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Re: Dual Pane Sunroof - Magnetic CB Antenna Mount?

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If you are going to that much trouble to mount a temporary magnetic base why wouldnt you just do this
I would consider doing something like that, but would need step by step instructions.

Do you have photos of the mount and cabling?

Links to the hardware?
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Re: Dual Pane Sunroof - Magnetic CB Antenna Mount?

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If you are going to that much trouble to mount a temporary magnetic base why wouldnt you just do this
I'm also interested in your antenna.. and your license plate holder..

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