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#1 WRKS617

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Posted 08 February 2021 - 04:38 PM

Greetings,

 

New GMRS license holder here. I belong to a number of jeep and offroading groups who are going more and more to GMRS radios along with CB.
Toyed with the Baofeng UV-5R for trails until I read up on it.
Decided to go legal with a proper radio.
My choice is one of the Midland MXT275 MicroMobile.
The radio is the easy part as I have a good location for the head unit.
The question I have is the antenna location, I'd like to use one of the X-Clamps

Mounted on the right rear Sport bar using the 3db Ghost antenna.

Since the roof itself is fiberglass and I run with it on during the winter and with a soft top in the summer or top down I was wondering if this would be a  good location and not cause a problem with reception over a longer distance.

 


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#2 kb2ztx

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Posted 08 February 2021 - 04:49 PM

Jeeps are not friendly when installing antenna's but my JK ran UHF "phantom" style antenna under the hard top for years. On my JT I used the A Pillar light mount from Mopar and stuck a 1/4 wave there. On the JK we have a hard top all winter. IT still works for what I need. 



#3 WRAF233

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Posted 10 February 2021 - 12:16 PM

Or get an XJ...

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#4 WRKS617

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 08:05 AM

Or get an XJ...

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Had one. Parts kept falling off, and when I could do the Flintstone brakes through the floorboard it was time to scrap it.


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#5 8nannyfoe

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 03:53 PM

Jeeps are not friendly when installing antenna's but my JK ran UHF "phantom" style antenna under the hard top for years. On my JT I used the A Pillar light mount from Mopar and stuck a 1/4 wave there. On the JK we have a hard top all winter. IT still works for what I need. 

HEY!!   I just posted about this very question!   Which performs better for you?   The 1/4 wave or the phantom?







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