Re: Dual Pane Sunroof - Magnetic CB Antenna Mount?
Thanks to nicjak for sending details on his install. In the meantime, here's the follow-up on my magnetic antenna install:
Got the K40 and its Magnamount. Simple to put together.
Put it on the roof, next to and just to rear of, sharkfin built-in antenna. There is not enough room between the sharkfin and the liftgate spoiler to put it directly behind the sharkfin. It's at about the 5 o'clock position relative to the sharfin, viewed birds eye.
To my very pleasant surprise, the coax cable fits in between the liftgate and the body without being pinched at all! By putting it at the upper corner it does not get contacted at all by the gate open, closed or opening or closing. It's easy to keep a finger on the cable when open/close to make sure it stays in the corner.
I routed the cable under the rod that connects the gate piston, and then down, between the rear tail light plastic and the cargo area lip.
I then routed it down and horizontal along the bumper "deck". A few inches toward center from the corner, the rubber liftgate gasket gets softer and the coax fits with minimal impingement.
Inside the cabin, I ran it between the rear seats, pushing it down into the space between the 60/40 seats, under the rear floor mat, and along the hump. It comes up just past the front passenger seat belt receptacle.
Was able to tune the K40 easily, getting all channels to about 1.7 SWR, give or take. I could get lower SWR on some channels, but then the SWR's would go above 2 on other channels. So, I left it where they were all under 2 across the board. I was able to get decent radio checks with truckers a few miles away. I was picking up transmissions from over 10 miles away, but they couldn't hear me (or ignored me).