Marc had mentioned he believes the current commercially available antennas are too small. So that had brought up some questions. I had planned on getting a CB radio for the interstate road trips. More comms, more situation awareness, or at least I hope. Currently, FTM400 CAP/MARS being installed with a Larson 2/70SH dead center in the roof. Probably will switch it out for a 2/70B in the center. Maybe a second 2/70B installed 20" inches aft for a ID 5100a. Stock AM/FM antenna is mounted to passenger side fender by the windshield.
Yes, parking garages are a big want, so I will need a reasonably flexible or lashable antenna.
It was going to be a small cheap 5 watt cb radio with one of the following:
-108 whip and breedlove ball mount on the rear driver fender.
--- This one is tough since the previous owner had damaged the rear fender and the gas fill port is on that side.
-108 whip on the rear bumper
---This one is tough since the whip will contact the body when it is lashed down.
-5" firestick or trucker whip with top loaded coil on the driver front fender.
--- Passenger fender has the am/fm radio
I know none of the mounting points even come close to a terrible ground plane. Any suggestions on radio, antennas, placement any thing else? Things you guys found on previous installs.