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Old 11-14-2017, 10:58 PM   #21
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We ended up getting a Fire Stik antennae and are all set now. We were able to tune it in our driveway with the help of a tuner gadget that hubby bought.
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Old 11-16-2017, 05:13 PM   #22
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Anyone have any luck using the Factory installed CB Ant.? I have not bothered to try it.
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Old 11-16-2017, 07:51 PM   #23
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Factory CB antenna

Hi -
The CB antenna on our previous Monaco was abysmal, and I replaced it with a FireStik No Ground Plan antenna, which worked well.
On our recently-new-to-us Vectra, the factory antenna works better than the FireStik did on the old rig.
Happy to report that it works well and even better than the 'new' antenna on the previous rig.
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:43 AM   #24
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Hi -
The CB antenna on our previous Monaco was abysmal, and I replaced it with a FireStik No Ground Plan antenna, which worked well.
On our recently-new-to-us Vectra, the factory antenna works better than the FireStik did on the old rig.
Happy to report that it works well and even better than the 'new' antenna on the previous rig.
Thanks

I will get it hooked p before we hit the road in the spring.
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Old 08-18-2019, 05:27 PM   #25
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My 2016 Ellipse has dedicated CB power near the steering column. No antenna connections, however.
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Old 11-09-2021, 02:45 PM   #26
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The big question is it worth having a CB. Most people I have talked to say no they never use it. Would be inturested in your experience . Thinking about just using one of the portable ones.
I have come across roads on crown land where loggers or construction workers tune in to a certain CB channel and call out the mile posts (or kilometres) so that everyone slows down for a meet. Apart from that, maybe for finding out why traffic is backed up or for emergencies to let people know that I am changing a tire, but in a real emergency I'd probably resort to a Garmin inReach.
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Old 01-28-2022, 05:39 PM   #27
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This is an old post but I wonder what year they started? I also wonder if the coax is there also. I think there are many times having a CB would be useful
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Old 01-28-2022, 06:23 PM   #28
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This is an old post but I wonder what year they started? I also wonder if the coax is there also. I think there are many times having a CB would be useful
I've not thought CB in a very long time but at one time did work the radio shop!!
Reading back through this old post, I'm guessing most folks who were having trouble had no idea of tuning the antenna and what getting the ground plane right meant.

Mostly old forgotten techie stuff but the antenna is called a 1/4 wave length and using the length of the antenna as 1/4 and the ground plain as another part, if remembered from years back and fully admiting to not planning to ever need that again! So if using this type antenna and not cutting the whip to right length or connecting to ground correctly, the radio is way off the correct frequency! Many were designed to screw in the metal roof of cars/trucks to get solid metal connections so doing it in a fiberglass Rv may be their problem?
Stuff to check which is long out of my field!
This info from post above?
https://www.rightchannelradios.com/b...g-instructions

But looking at drawings for your RV, I might be more help there?
This drawing might fit fo ryou and have good info on antenna on page 6?
https://www.winnebago.com/Files/File...ire_166025.pdf

I did a snip and marked up some items I thought might help. Click the drawing or go direct for best view and maybe it fits for your RV??

Throwing in the info and you can throw it out if totally wrong!
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Old 01-29-2022, 12:24 AM   #29
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I installed a Cobra 29LX and a Firestik NGP antenna. The radio had an SWR meter and I tuned the Firestik in 10 mins!
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Old 01-29-2022, 05:18 PM   #30
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I used the cb wiring to install a 144/70 cm ham set and used the cb antenna cable, on the roof I removed the cb antenna and modified the mount a little and mounted a short 2 meter/ 70 cm antenna on it works great.

Don’t listen to CB since I hung up my semi keys

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