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Question Dual Pane Sunroof - Magnetic CB Antenna Mount?

Does anyone have experience with trying a magnetic CB antenna mount on a 14/15 JGC with the dual-pane panoramic sunroof? I am wondering if the large amount of glass roof leaves enough metal to make a decent ground plane for the CB.

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Re: Dual Pane Sunroof - Magnetic CB Antenna Mount?

the metal roof will have nothing to do with the ground plane in my opinion, there are much better options available that will look ten times better than having a coax laying on your roof pinched out a door seal..
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Re: Dual Pane Sunroof - Magnetic CB Antenna Mount?

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the metal roof will have nothing to do with the ground plane in my opinion.
Why not?
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the metal roof will have nothing to do with the ground plane in my opinion, there are much better options available that will look ten times better than having a coax laying on your roof pinched out a door seal..
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Re: Dual Pane Sunroof - Magnetic CB Antenna Mount?

I stuck my antenna on the back driver side corner of the roof close to the hatch and then ran the cable through the hatch inside. There was very little cable showing and the reception was fine.
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Re: Dual Pane Sunroof - Magnetic CB Antenna Mount?

Here's a picture of it. Might have to zoom in a little bit to see it.
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Re: Dual Pane Sunroof - Magnetic CB Antenna Mount?

It only effects direction and performance of the reception it will still work fine just. Why not mount it more securely and neater with a bracket
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Re: Dual Pane Sunroof - Magnetic CB Antenna Mount?

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Here's a picture of it. Might have to zoom in a little bit to see it.
Beautiful picture, including the gorgeous theft-deterrent device.

Where was that picture taken?

Which model antenna (and GC)?
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It only effects direction and performance of the reception it will still work fine just. Why not mount it more securely and neater with a bracket
I mainly need it for interstate trips, so it doesn't need a permanent mount, and I don't want to do any drilling or electrical. My CB has a cigarette lighter adapter for power, so sticking the antenna on the roof for a trip is simple enough. It's what I've done for years, but with a crappy antenna and vehicle roofs with little or no glass. With the new JGC I'm going to splurge on a new antenna.
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Re: Dual Pane Sunroof - Magnetic CB Antenna Mount?

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Beautiful picture, including the gorgeous theft-deterrent device.

Where was that picture taken?

Which model antenna (and GC)?
Thanks, it was taken at the top of Imogene Pass in Ouray, Colorado last year. That's our Catahoula, Bama, keeping guard for us.

The antenna I use is a Wilson "lil Wil". It works great with my Midland 75-822 handheld cb. Just make sure you tune the antenna and it will reach miles.

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Re: Dual Pane Sunroof - Magnetic CB Antenna Mount?

I also use the "Li'll Will" by Wilson...

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


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