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Old 10-27-2007, 09:31 PM   #1
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I've seen C3s with Cb antenna mounts on the frame in the rear. Does anybody know who makes them or where I can get one ?
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Old 10-27-2007, 10:55 PM   #2
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Never seen one installed on a vette! But if you need CB equipment of any kind, any major truck stop with have a full compliment of supplies.
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Old 10-28-2007, 01:35 AM   #3
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The factory CB radios used a variant of the stock radio antenna to handle both radio and CB.
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Old 10-28-2007, 02:08 AM   #4
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My car had a CB radio. The antenna was mounted in the gas cap lid area. Now i have a hole in the gas cap lid. I put my radio antenna in that spot for now till it gets painted. then ill get a new one,.
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:40 AM   #5
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The factory CB radio shares the same radio antenna which has a filter to split the two different frequencies.
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Old 10-29-2007, 11:26 AM   #6
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Anybody know how effective the radio/CB combo antenna was compared to a standalone CB antenna? I'd like to put a CB in my '82, but unsure about the combo.

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Old 10-29-2007, 12:06 PM   #7
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Anybody know how effective the radio/CB combo antenna was compared to a standalone CB antenna? I'd like to put a CB in my '82, but unsure about the combo.

Thanks - Dave

I was a store manager for radio shack from 77 to 82 right at the height of the cb boom.

all combo antennas are bad for cb's as they are using a receiving antenna for broadcasting. I can't tell you how many radios came back with their 'finals' cooked because of this, but we used to diagnose them as the folks were getting out of their cars.

given the limited metal 'plane' of the corvette, I would recommend getting a full quarter wave whip or fixed fiberglass stick if you really want to use a cb

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Old 10-29-2007, 03:47 PM   #8
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I used a radio/cb antenna very long time back in my car (was a 1990 cherokee) and it was working very good, actually I never felt that it was less than a dedicated cb antenna. it was an aftermarket one, not a GM.
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Old 10-29-2007, 08:11 PM   #9
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I used a radio/cb antenna very long time back in my car (was a 1990 cherokee) and it was working very good, actually I never felt that it was less than a dedicated cb antenna. it was an aftermarket one, not a GM.
That's because you've never had a good antenna,most likely. PBCanney is right...there are decent combo antennas out there, but only because it is wound a bit differently and compromises between the am/fm Freq.'s of you radio and the AM Freq's of the CB..IMost of the distance you will see is in reception, with enough power you can get out with almost any piece of crap you put on a vehicle..Trust me, you pu a wilson 1000 or 5000 on the roof of you Jeep. Prperly tuned, and you will be amazed how much better reception is. Remember the SWR MUST be properly adjusted!

as for the Corvette, lagain like PB said, ground plane sucks, might as well not even bother..probably get just as good rec/trans from a hand held unit!

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